RMI Guide JJ Justman Notches his 200th Summit of Mt. Rainier!

Posted by: JJ Justman | June 04, 2013
Categories: *Guide News *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide JJ Justman reached the summit of Mt. Rainier on Wednesday, June 4th, 2013, marking his 200th summit of the mountain. JJ has been a mountain guide for eighteen years, leading climbers on climbs and expeditions around the world, from Mt. Rainier to Alaska to the Andes to the Himalaya, including Mt. Everest.

“People often ask me how I can climb Rainier day in and day out year after year, if it ever gets old? And my answer is always the same. No,” said Justman. “I climb Rainier to share the experience with first time climbers. I see the emotion on people’s faces as they come down from the mountain as they say, “I can’t believe I did that”! And now with 200 summits I have seen and heard that a lot from hundreds of people. And it never gets old. I look forward to sharing the unforgettable experience with many others as I climb towards 300!”

Below is a compilation of photos from JJ’s climbs over the years. We wish JJ a big congratulations and many more safe climbs to come!

- The RMI Team

Collection of JJ's Rainier Photos over the years

JJ Justman standing on the summit of Mt. Rainier for the 200th time! Photo: JJ Justman



YAY JJ! That’s awesome! I was on your rope with you when you completed your 175th in 2011, it was such a great time that I am coming to do it again next week.  You’re a kickass guide!  -Andy R

Posted by: Andy on 6/5/2013 at 2:55 pm

Wow JJ ... 200 summits.  What an accomplishment!  Congratulations!!!  Fred K

Posted by: Fred Klingbeil on 6/5/2013 at 9:20 am

Congratulations on hitting #200, JJ.

Posted by: Everett Moran on 6/5/2013 at 6:04 am

Congrats buddy!!! See you in a few weeks!

Posted by: Todd on 6/5/2013 at 3:04 am

I think I recognize a few of those photos from the trip this February. Congrats JJ!

Posted by: Michael on 6/4/2013 at 7:35 pm

Does that mean that the Muir Expedition Skills Team with JJ summitted as well?

Posted by: Tiffany on 6/4/2013 at 6:58 pm

Way to go JJ!!  I’m booking my Rainier climb for 2014 with you!!  Can’t wait!!

Posted by: Kristen on 6/4/2013 at 6:07 pm

Wow, congrats JJ!  What a great accomplishment!  What route did JJ take on his June 4th summit?

Posted by: Ben on 6/4/2013 at 2:23 pm

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