Mt. Rainier: September 15th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent | September 15, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb September 12 - 15 led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The team reported calm winds and cold temperatures with high cirrus clouds above.  Shortly after 9 am PT they began their descent from the crater rim.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them in Ashford later today.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!



Billy, Nick and Robby, Thanks for making our summit possible. Getting there was my most amazing physical accomplishment and I owe it to your outstanding guidance. I was happy with my strength and endurance, but not my balance and I wasn’t a big fan of the crevices. At first I thought this would be it and it took me a few days to be able to walk easily again, but now I am getting juiced about another challenge. I did write up about a six page summary and am putting together a picture book as wel. Billy, I especially owe my summit to you and really appreciate all you did to keep pushing me and keeping me in one piece. Heart surgery is sure easier than mountaineering. Good luck and thanks. Blue Bob

Posted by: Blue Bob Robison on 9/29/2012 at 5:38 pm

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