Mt. Rainier: June 20th Summit!

Posted by: | June 20, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: Summit

Both Four Day Summit Climb teams made it to the Summit of Mt. Rainier today. Lead guides Jason Thompson and Andres Marin reported beautiful weather with light winds of about 0 – 8mph and plenty of SUNSHNE.  The teams were in light gloves and two clothing layers, as they climbed. They are now en route back to Camp Muir and we expect them back at RMI Basecamp in Ashford this afternoon.

Today is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year…get out and enjoy!

An RMI Team heading toward the Summit. Photo Seth Waterfall



Hi Jon,  Following your journey and as nervous as your mother.  Have fun but most important be safe

Posted by: JoAnn Ingram on 6/21/2012 at 3:51 pm

Hi Jon!  Yes ... it’s your Mama.  I hope you are having an AMAZING journey.  Please be safe and smart, as I know you will.  I miss you so much and will breathe when you are back in Knoxville!  Love you so much!

Posted by: Paige Conley-Smith on 6/21/2012 at 8:16 am

Hey Jon!  Can’t wait to have u back in Knoxville!  Love & miss u!!  Please be careful and have fun!

Posted by: Aunt Suzanne, Uncle Scott & Braylon on 6/21/2012 at 7:27 am

TJC, best of luck this am, did a flyover of Mt. Hood this afternoon (as close as I could get) but wx looked epic!  Hope you brought your trash bag for the quick way down!  Take care.


Posted by: Alan on 6/20/2012 at 11:47 pm

Happy 50th Birthday Padre!!! Hope I am as adventurous as you are when I am that…young :) Can’t wait to hear all the details when you come back home! I love you!...Wish you all a safe trip back!

Posted by: Lauren on 6/20/2012 at 7:36 pm

To Thomas and Jordan (and team)
So far so good… enjoy your rest at the base.  So excited for you.  Good luck with your summit hike in the wee hours of the morning!  Spectacular day for a hike… hope you had beautiful weather today that we all experienced on this glorious day of summer.  Hugs!!!
K & C

Posted by: K&C on 6/20/2012 at 6:33 pm

Way to go James!  We are so proud of you!  Love David and Angie

Posted by: Angelisa on 6/20/2012 at 3:48 pm

Congrats you mountain men! So impressed and proud of you all.  The next time if you need a sherpa, just call on Tenzing BenGay.

Posted by: Ben on 6/20/2012 at 3:09 pm

Congrats!  I have been watching the mountain webcam all day and actually saw some some figures walking at one point..(might not have been your group but was fun to see!  such a change in weather from yesterday!  .so exciting!

Posted by: Michele Hecht on 6/20/2012 at 2:28 pm

Happy Birthday Trent.  Congratulations to you and your team for making the summit.  Love Mom & Dad

Posted by: Gwen Armstrong on 6/20/2012 at 2:12 pm

Way to go Anthony, Jay and Tim! You lucked out with the first day of summer and clear skies. Woohoo!

Posted by: Liz on 6/20/2012 at 12:09 pm

Awesome to see so many “summits” this past week.  Congratulations to all!  Sitting inside my office today looking out at Rainier and very excited about the prospect of making the summit on July 4th with RMI.  Big Smiles Here!!!!

Posted by: Josephine on 6/20/2012 at 11:50 am

Congratulations Jay, Anthony and Tim! You guys managed to get the best weather. Exciting!!!

Posted by: Lynn on 6/20/2012 at 8:52 am

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