Kiliamanjaro: Dave Hahn & Team Arrive in Tanzania

Posted by: Dave Hahn | September 02, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Our Kilimanjaro climbing team has come together at the Dik Dik Hotel on the outskirts of Arusha, Tanzania. The team actually assembled 24 hours ago, but it took until today for the guide to catch up and join the party.  Couldn’t get my rickety old 747 to start for the hop across the Atlantic.  The team, in the drowsy grip of jet lag and the tranquility of the Dik Dik gardens, barely noticed my absence.  Today was a day of rest and recovery… and of preparation for a great adventure.  Eleven of us introduced ourselves and began the fun “work” of building a climbing team.  We went through the various details of packing and getting organized for a journey through multiple climatic zones and a hoped for shot at the 19,340 ft high point of Africa.  With just a few wonderful meals together, we’re well on our way to being spoiled by the kitchen and dining staff at the Hotel.  Our intention is to break away from all of this luxury in the morning…To get on the road by 7 AM, with the hope of being walking a few hours later.  It will be great to replace the images of crowded airports and long security lines with visions of paths in lush forests and glimpses of distant snow-capped peaks. 

Best Regards,

RMI Guide Dave Hahn & Team

Poolside at the Dik Dik. RMI Photo Collection

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So excited for you Jenell!  You are such an inspiration!  Be safe!

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Posted by: Marie Stanesic on 9/3/2015 at 4:34 am

Good luck, happy climb, we are rooting for you all!  Lots of hugs from CDS!  Love, Mrs. Shortridge’s class

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Posted by: Emily Shortridge on 9/3/2015 at 4:19 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Remain at Camp Muir

Posted by: Casey Grom, Leon Davis | September 02, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 10,060'

RMI Guides Casey Grom and Leon Davis along with their Four Day Summit Climbs remained at Camp Muir overnight due to high winds.  The teams were unable to make a summit attempt and will start their descent from Camp Muir later this morning.  We look forward to seeing the teams at BaseCamp later today.

9:00 am PST
Guide Casey Grom checked in with the RMI office. With a bit of a break in the weather the team was going to take a walk on the upper mountain and plan to depart Camp Muir at around 11:30 am today.

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HBD Matt!  We are excited to hear about your adventure and celebrate your big day down here in the Valley of the Sun!

Love!!

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Posted by: Mama Baby on 9/2/2015 at 1:06 pm

Happy Birthday Uncle Baby J!  Hope you’re having fun on the mountain despite the poor weather!  You’ll be back again, I have no doubt!

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Posted by: Geoff Edlund on 9/2/2015 at 12:56 pm


Mt. Rainier: September 1st Teams Reach 12,600’

Posted by: Jake Beren, Mike King | September 01, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,600'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Jake Beren and Mike King turned around at Camp Comfort on Mt. Rainier this morning. While climbing, the teams encountered moderate winds and knee to thigh deep snow. We look forward to greeting the climbers in Ashford this afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Turned At Disappointment Cleaver

Posted by: Brent Okita, Zeb Blais | August 31, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,400'

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Zeb Blais lead their Four Day Summit Climb teams to approximately 11,400 on the Disappointment Cleaver route before turning around due to avalanche danger higher on the route.
The teams returned to Camp Muir and will begin their descent to Paradise this morning.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

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Thank you for bringing my husband Dan(and his crew) back safely :-)

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Posted by: Kerri on 8/31/2015 at 4:23 pm

Tom, I hope it was a fun adventure - happy to hear everyone is safe!  Looking forward to hearing all about it.
LB

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Posted by: LB on 8/31/2015 at 1:25 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 30th Poor Weather Prevents Team From Reaching Summit

Posted by: Lindsay Mann | August 30, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

Poor visibility, high winds and heavy precipitation forced the Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Mann to stay at Camp Muir last night and they were unable to make a summit attempt.  Camp Muir received about 6 – 8 inches of new snow.  Lindsay and team will be packing up and starting their descent back to Paradise shortly.  We expect the team to arrive back at Basecamp in the early afternoon.


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Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir
5/31 - 6/5/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/3 - 6/6/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/4 - 6/7/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/5 - 6/8/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
6/4 - 6/8/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/6 - 6/9/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mount McKinley Expedition
5/19 - 6/7/2015
Mt. McKinley - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz
6/5 - 6/10/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/7 - 6/10/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/8 - 6/11/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/9 - 6/12/2015
Mt. Rainier - 14,410'
Four Day Summit Climb
6/10 - 6/13/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/11 - 6/14/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
6/11 - 6/15/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/12 - 6/15/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/13 - 6/16/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
6/12 - 6/17/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
6/13 - 6/17/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/14 - 6/17/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/15 - 6/18/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz
6/14 - 6/19/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/16 - 6/19/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/17 - 6/20/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/18 - 6/21/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mount McKinley Expedition
5/26 - 6/18/2015
Mt. McKinley - Summit
Mt. McKinley Upper West Rib Expedition
5/28 - 6/18/2015
Mt. McKinley - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/19 - 6/22/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
6/19 - 6/23/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/20 - 6/23/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/21 - 6/24/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/22 - 6/25/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
6/20 - 6/25/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mount McKinley Expedition
6/2 - 6/21/2015
Mt. McKinley - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/23 - 6/26/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/24 - 6/27/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mt. Baker - North Ridge
6/22 - 6/23/2015
Mt. Baker - Summit
Forbidden Peak - West Ridge
6/22 - 6/27/2015
Forbidden Peak - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/25 - 6/28/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/26 - 6/29/2015
Mt. Rainier - 11,300'
Five Day Summit Climb
6/25 - 6/29/2015
Mt. Rainier - 11,400'
Four Day Summit Climb
6/27 - 6/30/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/28 - 7/1/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz
6/26 - 7/1/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/29 - 7/2/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Emmons Climb
6/29 - 7/3/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
6/30 - 7/3/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mt. Baker - North Ridge
6/26 - 6/28/2015
Mt. Baker - Summit
Mount McKinley Expedition
6/9 - 6/28/2015
Mt. McKinley - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/1 - 7/4/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Forbidden Peak - West Ridge
7/1 - 7/4/2015
Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/2 - 7/5/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
7/2 - 7/6/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/4 - 7/7/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
7/3 - 7/8/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/5 - 7/8/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
7/4 - 7/8/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/6 - 7/9/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz
7/5 - 7/10/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/7 - 7/10/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mount McKinley Expedition
6/16 - 7/6/2015
Mt. McKinley - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/8 - 7/11/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/9 - 7/12/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/10 - 7/13/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise
7/5 - 7/10/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Ecuador
6/16 - 6/29/2015
Cayambe - 17,500' / Illiniza Norte - 16,000' / Cotopaxi - Summit
Ecuador's Volcanoes
6/30 - 7/10/2015
Cayambe - Summit / Cotopaxi - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
7/10 - 7/14/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/11 - 7/14/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Peru
6/27 - 7/12/2015
Nevado Urus - Summit / Ishinca - Summit / Nevado Copa - Summit
Forbidden Peak - West Ridge
7/9 - 7/12/2015
Forbidden Peak - 6,200'
Mount McKinley Custom Expedition
6/23 - 7/13/2015
Mt. McKinley - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/12 - 7/15/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
7/11 - 7/16/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/13 - 7/16/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/14 - 7/17/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise
7/12 - 7/17/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb - ALA Climb for Clean Air
7/15 - 7/18/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Forbidden Peak
7/14 - 7/19/2015
Forbidden Peak - Summit
Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari
7/5 - 7/19/2015
Kilimanjaro - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/16 - 7/19/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
7/16 - 7/20/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mt. Baker - North Ridge
7/18 - 7/20/2015
Mt. Baker - Summit
Sahale Mountain - Quien Sabe Glacier
7/17 - 7/19/2015
Sahale Mountain - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/17 - 7/20/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/18 - 7/21/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mount Elbrus
7/10 - 7/22/2015
Mt. Elbrus - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/19 - 7/22/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
7/18 - 7/22/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz
7/17 - 7/22/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/20 - 7/23/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
7/19 - 7/24/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/21 - 7/24/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/22 - 7/25/2015
Mt. Rainier - 11,200'
Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari
7/11 - 7/25/2015
Kilimanjaro - Summit
Mt. Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys
7/22 - 7/24/2015
Mt. Shuksan - Summit
Alpamayo Expedition
7/12 - 7/27/2015
Alpamayo - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
7/23 - 7/27/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/24 - 7/27/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/25 - 7/28/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Forbidden Peak
7/24 - 7/26/2015
Forbidden Peak - 6,800'
Five Day Summit Climb
7/25 - 7/29/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/26 - 7/29/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
7/24 - 7/29/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/27 - 7/30/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz
7/26 - 7/31/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise
7/26 - 7/31/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/28 - 7/31/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/29 - 8/1/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mt. Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys
7/31 - 8/2/2015
Mt. Shuksan - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/30 - 8/2/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
7/31 - 8/3/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/1 - 8/4/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/2 - 8/5/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/3 - 8/6/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
8/1 - 8/6/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Alpamayo Expedition
7/21 - 8/5/2015
Alpamayo - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/4 - 8/7/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/5 - 8/8/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mount Elbrus
7/24 - 8/5/2015
Mt. Elbrus - Summit
Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari
7/25 - 8/8/2015
Kilimanjaro - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/6 - 8/9/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
8/6 - 8/10/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/7 - 8/10/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/8 - 8/11/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz
8/7 - 8/12/2015
Mt. Rainier - 13,300'
Four Day Summit Climb
8/9 - 8/12/2015
Mt. Rainier - 12,300'
Five Day Summit Climb
8/8 - 8/12/2015
Mt. Rainier - 12,350'
North Cascades Climb
8/2 - 8/5/2015
Sharkfin Tower - Summit / Sahale Mountain - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/10 - 8/13/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mt. Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys
8/7 - 8/9/2015
Mt. Shuksan - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Sahale
8/10 - 8/14/2015
Sahale Mountain - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
8/9 - 8/14/2015
Mt. Rainier - 10,800'
Four Day Summit Climb
8/11 - 8/14/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/12 - 8/15/2015
Mt. Rainier - 12,700'
Four Day Summit Climb
8/13 - 8/16/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Five Day Summit Climb
8/13 - 8/17/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/14 - 8/17/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/15 - 8/18/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/16 - 8/19/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
8/14 - 8/19/2015
Mt. Rainier - 11,600'
Forbidden Peak - West Ridge
8/17 - 8/19/2015
Forbidden Peak - Summit
Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari
8/3 - 8/17/2015
Kilimanjaro - Summit
Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari
8/5 - 8/19/2015
Kilimanjaro - Summit
Mexico's Volcanoes
8/10 - 8/18/2015
Ixtaccihuatl - 15,000' / Pico de Orizaba - 16,700'
Four Day Summit Climb
8/17 - 8/20/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Sahale Mountain - Quien Sabe Glacier
8/17 - 8/20/2015
Sahale Mountain - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/18 - 8/21/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise
8/16 - 8/21/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/19 - 8/22/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/20 - 8/23/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/21 - 8/24/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/22 - 8/25/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/23 - 8/26/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mt. Shuksan - Sulphide Glacier
8/21 - 8/23/2015
Mt. Shuksan - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/24 - 8/27/2015
Mt. Rainier - Summit
Mt. Baker - Coleman Deming
8/22 - 8/23/2015
Mt. Baker - Summit
Forbidden Peak - West Ridge
8/24 - 8/26/2015
Forbidden Peak - Summit
Four Day Summit Climb
8/25 - 8/28/2015
Mt. Rainier - 11,000'
Four Day Summit Climb
8/26 - 8/29/2015
Mt. Rainier - 11,000'
Eldorado Peak
8/27 - 8/29/15
7,000'
Four Day Summit Climb
8/27 - 8/30/2015
Mt. Rainier - 7,800'
Five Day Summit Climb
8/26 - 8/30/2015
Mt. Rainier - 10,080'
Four Day Summit Climb
8/28 - 8/31/2015
Mt. Rainier - 11,600'
Four Day Summit Climb
8/29 - 9/1/2015
Mt. Rainier - 13,200'
Four Day Summit Climb
8/30 - 9/2/2015
Mt. Rainier - 10,060'
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  • Poolside at the Dik Dik. RMI Photo Collection
  • Climbing in a storm on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
  • The view of Mt. Baker from the summit of Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • Mt. Rainier as seen from Eatonville, WA on August 26th.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • High Camp on Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • Central Gully in the North Cascades. Photo: Eric Frank
  • View of Forbidden from the West Ridge Notch. Photo Eric Frank
  • August 23, 2015 - View taken today from the Mt. Baker summit. Photo: Zeb Blais
  • Glacier travel at sunrise, Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • From the Mt. Shuksan summit to Mt. Rainier. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • RMI Climbers crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • View of the Quien Sabe Glacier on Mt. Shuksan from Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: Bridget Schletty
  • The RMI August 10th Team taking a rest break in Mexico. Photo: Mark Tucker
  • The RMI August 10th Team taking a rest break in Mexico. Photo: Mark Tucker
  • Ixtaccihuatl at 17,340'. Photo: Mark Tucker
  • Preparing chicken at a restaurant in Puebla, Mexico. Photo: Mark Tucker
  • View while on the Orizaba summit day. Photo: Zeb Blais
  • A Maasai Villager preparing goods to sell. Photo: JJ Justman
  • A Hippo on Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: JJ Justman
  • A Lion on Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. Photo: JJ Justman
  • One of the 2 elusive leopards seen by the RMI August 3rd Team in Tarangire National Park. Photo: Seth Waterall
  • An RMI team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier to Columbia Crest. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Marveling in the architecture in Puebla, Mexico. Photo: Zeb Blais
  • Looking out over the historic city of Puebla, Mexico. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Maasai Dancing Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Kikoti Camp in Tarangire National Park. RMi Photo Collection
  • Elephants on safari in Africa. RMI Photo Collection
  • El Pico de Orizaba view from Puebla, Mexico. Photo: Chase Nelson