Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar Muir Finishes Their Week

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Adam Knoff | June 01, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

The Camp Muir Skills Seminar is back down off the mountain!  We had hoped to give the summit one more shot but, as was our luck, the rain returned overnight.  The mountain did clear at the mid elevations yesterday giving us hope but the weather fronts were stacked up end-to-end this week so we packed our things this morning and headed down.

Even though we weren’t able to summit, Camp Muir provides an excellent high-altitude training site so we were able to train in the complex skills necessary to climb a glaciated peak.  And so when the team parted ways everyone was psyched up for new adventures.  One of the main things that makes a successful trip for me is if everyone returns as friends.  This is no small feat with 15 climbers and 5 guides, but if this is our yardstick we definitely succeeded after our week at Muir.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

Muir Seminar headed to Camp Muir. Photo: Seth Waterfall Practicing rope skills. Photo: Seth Waterfall



Seth, Adam, Solveig, Thomas and Zeb were excellent guides and made the trip a worthwhile experience even though the weather did not cooperate for a summit bid.  I look forward to other guided adventures with any one of these guides.
Thank you for a memorable trip.

Posted by: John Gallen on 6/4/2012 at 7:28 am

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