Posts for Mount Rainier

Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Leon Davis, Mike Walter | August 01, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Walter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 6:30 am. The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise led by Leon Davis also made a successful climb to the summit today after several days of training on the mountain.  Both teams began their descent around 7:30 after enjoying the sunrise and views from the crater for almost an hour.
The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break and to re-pack their gear before continuing the descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing both teams in Ashford later today.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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Congratulations to Gretchen and the entire teams! Very Nice! Looking forward to hearing about it and seeing photos!

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Posted by: Shari on 8/1/2014 at 7:48 am

Way to go Climbers!!!  Good job!

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Posted by: Carla on 8/1/2014 at 7:47 am


Mt. Rainier:  Teams on Top via Emmons and Disappointment Cleaver Routes

Posted by: Garrett Stevens, Geoff Schellens, Win Whittaker | July 31, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Garrett Stevens and Win Whittaker reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams reported cool temperatures, winds 20 mph and clear skies.  They began their descent from the summit at 7 am en route to Camp Muir.  They will take a short break there before continuing down to Paradise.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Geoff Schellens also made their summit push today.  Geoff and team were also beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7 am. They will return to Camp Schurman for their final night on the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

An RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team approaching Inter Glacier on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: RMI Collection
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Hi Arthur and Owen with team Emmons. Have been following you all the way to the summit (well at least since 6.00am!). That was so awesome to watch. Congrats to… read more

Posted by: Shirley Eigenbrot on 7/31/2014 at 5:05 pm

Way to go team—so thankful you have a nice weather window to work with.  All your hard work, conditioning, and aspirations have paid off.  Your home team is proud of… read more

Posted by: Faithe Lester on 7/31/2014 at 11:31 am


Mt. Rainier: July 30th Summit

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Zeb Blais | July 30, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier earlier this morning.  The team has descended safely to Camp Muir where they will pack up before continuing their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to greeting the teams when they arrive in Ashford later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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OUTSTANDING! WHAT’S NEXT?

Love, Dad

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Posted by: Dad on 7/31/2014 at 4:48 am

Congrats!!!  Can’t wait to hear about your adventure!

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Posted by: Mike Jackie Owen Shea on 7/30/2014 at 4:09 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Team on the Summit!

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Walter Hailes | July 29, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams July 26 - 29, 2014 led by RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Walter Hailes reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:45 a.m with climbers from Wilderness Ventures.  The teams reported light winds and great route conditions.  They started their descent from the crater rim around 7:45 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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Catherine,  So proud of you and your taking on this wonderful adventure.  Can’t wait to hear more about it. 
Love, Poppy & Grandma

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Posted by: Bill & Barbara Rack on 7/30/2014 at 7:06 pm

So proud of you!!  6:45am???  What’s up with that??  I miss you lots and can’t wait to see you so you can give me all the scoop on the trip. … read more

Posted by: Aunt Tina on 7/30/2014 at 8:10 am


Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach Summit

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | July 28, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and the Four Day Summit Climb led by Seth Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported clear skies and nice climbing conditions.  At around 7 am the teams began their descent to Camp Muir.  They will take a short break there before continuing their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climb July 25-28, 2014 Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Way to go!! Can’t wait to hear about it! Many congratulations!!!

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Posted by: Nate Birgenheier on 7/28/2014 at 9:34 pm

Congrats!  Go team!

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Posted by: Anne on 7/28/2014 at 6:13 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team on the Summit!

Posted by: Mike Haugen | July 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb July 24 - 27, 2014 led by RMI Guide Mike Haugen reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 7:30 am with 100% of their team.  The team reported great weather and good climbing. Today’s team consists of climbers raising funds for Big City Mountaineers and their Summit For Someone program.

The team will complete their descent today, returning to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Big City Mountaineer Team Members! 


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Lindsay Mann | July 26, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Lindsay Mann reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported clear skies and good climbing.  They were able to enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent around 7:30 am.

The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!


Mt. Rainier: July 25th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Leon Davis, Bridget Belliveau, Caleb Ladue, Adam Butterfield, Billy Haas | July 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Leon Davis reached the Summit of Camp Muir today.  The teams reported great climbing conditions and clear skies.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

Climbers at High Break on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
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Congrats Steve and Danny. Hope it was as great as you thought it would be.

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Posted by: Don on 7/25/2014 at 2:16 pm

YEAH STEVE!!!!  Congrats man!!!!

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Posted by: David D on 7/25/2014 at 1:08 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Team Remain at Camp Muir

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais | July 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Zeb Blais and Jake Beren were unable to make a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier this morning due to weather conditions.  Jake reported steady winds of 50 mph overnight with gusts to 70 mph.  As of 7:30 am conditions had improved slightly with decreased winds and partial clearing.  Snow accumulation at Muir was estimated at 6-10 inches.

The teams will depart Camp Muir around 9:15 en route to Paradise and then continue down to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford.


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climbs Unable to Climb Due to Weather

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Tyler Reid | July 23, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Geoff Schellens were unable to make a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier due to poor weather.  The teams experienced high winds, hail, rain and lightening overnight, fortunately they remained safely tucked in a Camp Muir.
The teams will start their descent from Camp Muir later this morning and will arrive at Paradise in the early afternoon.

Tyler Reid and the Expedition Skills Seminar Team - Emmons called from Camp Schurman. All is well with the group. They dressed to climb during a small weather window @ 2am this morning but were shut down by hail and lightning. They have around 4 inches of wet snow at Schurman. I estimated about a foot of new up high on the mountain and Tyler says it is probably more.
They are training intermittently today and will head down tomorrow morning.

The RMI team ascending to Camp Muir on July 22nd.  Photo: Win Whittaker The Four Day Summit Climb July 20 - 23 team enjoyed nice weather for their Mountaineering School on July 21st.  Photo: Win Whittaker

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • An RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team approaching Inter Glacier on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Four Day Summit Climb July 25-28, 2014 Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Climbers at High Break on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
  • The RMI team ascending to Camp Muir on July 22nd.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • The Four Day Summit Climb July 20 - 23 team enjoyed nice weather for their Mountaineering School on July 21st.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • RMI climbers on the upper flanks of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Ed Viesturs
  • An RMI Team led by Brent Okita crossing the Mt. Rainier crater. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Four Day Summit Climb Team July 13 - 16, 2014 ascending to Camp Muir.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • RMI Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier on July 16, 2014.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Mt. Rainier as seen from Sunrise this morning.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
  • The path leaving the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Expeditions Skill Seminar - Emmons teams on the summit of Mt. Rainier July 15th.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • An RMI Mount Rainier team on the summit. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI climbers crossing the crater rim of Mt. Rainier, WA. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Four Day Summit Climbs en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Photo: Mike King
  • A RMI Team practicing rope travel on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Snow School on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Learning basic mountaineering techniques on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • The view of Mt. Rainier and the Emmons Glacier from Sunrise. Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
  • Crossing the Crate Rim on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Leaving the Summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • July 8th Team at High Crack on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Climbers crossing ladder at High Crack on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • An RMI team at Mt. Rainier high break. Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • An RMI team taking a break at Ingraham Flats on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Looking down on Camp Schurman from the Emmons Glacier Route on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Mike Walter
  • The Five Day Summit Climb takes a break en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier on July 1st.  Photo: Linden Mallory
  • The Four Day Summit Climb led by JJ Justman on June 30th leaving Ingraham Flats en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Linden Mallor
  • The Five Day Summit Climb teams tents at Camp Muir, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Linden Mallory
  • The Four Day Summit Climb approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier on June 30th.  Photo: JJ Justman