Posts for North Cascades

Mt. Rainier: July 26th Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Lindsay Mann, Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Andres Marin | July 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier *North Cascades
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Ed Viesturs led a team of climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier morning. The Four Day Summit Climb July 23 - 26 led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Lindsey Mann also reached the top today.

Both teams reported light winds and a beautiful day.  The climbers will descend to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.

In the North Cascades, RMI Guides Andres Marin, Eric Frank and Geoff Schellens led their team to the summit of Forbidden Peak.  All team members reached the summit yesterday.  They will break camp and descend to the trail head today.

Congratulations to the summit teams!

Summit Climb July 25 - 28 team learning their skills today. Photo: Win Whittaker RMI Guides Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker on the summit of Mt. Rainier July 26th.  Photo: Peter Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: July 19th Summits!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Brent Okita, Eric Frank | July 19, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier *North Cascades
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs for July 16 - 19 reached the summit today.  RMI Guides Brent Okita and Gabriel Barral reported clear skies and moderate winds on the summit this morning. 

RMI Guide Billy Nugent led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz to the summit also.  The team will descend back to their high camp for a final night on the mountain.

In the North Cascades, RMI Guide Eric Frank and team reached the summit of Forbidden Peak yesterday.  The team is making their final descending today and returning to the trail head.  Near by, RMI Guide Jake Beren and team reached the summit of Mt. Shuksan via the SE Ridge.

Congratulations to today’s summit teams!

The ALA Climb for Clean Air on their way to Camp Muir. Photo: Win Whittaker

North Cascades: Jake Beren & Team Training on Shuksan

Posted by: Jake Beren | July 18, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades

RMI Guide Jake Beren called to check in from Mt. Shuksan. They are at high camp enjoying warm temperatures. With this team’s later goals of Mt. McKinley, Jake is teaching them all the necessary skills that will help them attain this goal and will finish the week with a summit bid on Mt. Shuksan.

Mt. Shuksan Camp Sunset at Mt. Shuksan. Mt. Baker in the background.

North Cascades: Fishers Chimney Summit!

Posted by: | September 19, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

Good news from the North Cascades! The RMI office received the following text from RMI Guide Tyler Reid who is leading a group on Mt. Shuksan’s Fisher Chimneys:

“On the summit! It turned into a beautiful day, we had the mountain to ourselves. It was a great climb. I will send a text from camp. TR”

Nice work Tyler, Tim and Kevin!

The RMI Team on the summit of Mt. Shuksan.  Photo: Tyler Reid

North Cascades - Mt. Shuksan Team Summit!

Posted by: | August 24, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

Our Mt. Shuksan team is on the summit!  We are taking in the beautiful weather and views as we relax before the descent.  Couldn’t ask for a better day to be on a mountain top.

Great job team!

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Team on the Mt. Shuksan Summit! Photo by Mike Walter

Mt. Shuksan: Mike Walter & Team Summit!

Posted by: | August 17, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades

100% of our team stood on the summit of Mount Shuksan this morning! The weather was perfect. We will descend back to camp today and head down the trail tomorrow.  It’s been a great day in the North Cascades!

RMI Guide Mike Walter

The Mt. Shuksan team! Photo by Mike Walter.

North Cascades - Mt. Shuksan Ready for Summit Bid in the Morning

Posted by: | August 16, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 6,000'

The team did well practicing mountaineering skills today in preparation for our Mt. Shuksan summit bid in the morning.  The weather was perfect and we had a great time out on the glacier today.  We’ll check in from the summit tomorrow.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Summit pyramid with Sulphide Glacier in the foreground. Photo by Mike Walter Our team in front of the summit pyramid. Photo by Mike Walter The team practices ice axe arrest with picket range and Triumph in the background. Photo by Mike Walter

North Cascades: Walter & Team Reach Camp on Mt. Shuksan

Posted by: | August 15, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 6,000'

Hello from the Sulphide Glacier on Mount Shuksan!

The team and I are at camp, located at 6,000’ on the Sulphide Glacier.  We had a mix of rain, sun, mist and fog on our hike to camp today.  It’s currently overcast but no precipitation while we get ready to eat dinner. The hike took us 6 1/2 hours to get here and everyone is doing well.

Tomorrow’s itinerary includes practicing some mountaineering skills to prepare for the upcoming summit bid.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

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