Mt. Rainier: August 24th Update

Posted by: | August 24, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Four Day Summit Climbs led by Paul Edgren and Pete Van Deventer radioed from the summit at 7:20 a.m.  They crested the summit just before 7 a.m. with clear blue skies and calm winds in the crater.  It’s a gorgeous day on Mt. Rainier!  After spending some time enjoying the magnificent views, the teams will begin their descent back to Paradise.

Seth Waterfall and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons team checked in from Camp Schurman.  The entire team reached the summit yesterday.  They spent almost the entire previous night battling a tough storm, but the team managed to overcome the challenge and enjoyed a beautiful climb of the Emmons Glacier.  Today they will descend down the White River valley for the final leg of their trip.

Congratulations RMI teams!

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons on the Mt. Rainier summit!  Photo by Seth Waterfall