Mt. Rainier: Teams on the summit August 2nd!

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Leon Davis | August 02, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning at approximately 7:25 am.  Leon reported steady winds from the N/NW at 10-15 mph, cold temperatures and a cloud deck below at 10,000’.  The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise led by Adam Knoff also reached the summit this morning. The teams spent approximately one hour on the summit before starting their descent.

Both teams will return to Camp Muir to repack their gear and take a short break before continuing down to Paradise this afternoon.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!



What a Great Experience! Thanks to Leon, Nick, Chase and our team.

Posted by: Fran G on 8/10/2013 at 6:46 am

OUTSTANDING!!!! Way To Go People !!!!

Posted by: Rick Myers on 8/2/2013 at 8:47 pm

As Marv Albert would say “YES!!!”  Congratulatons Lew, your dream has come true - way to go!  First beer is on me when you get home!!

Posted by: Kenny on 8/2/2013 at 3:07 pm

I’m so happy for y’all. Tears of joy are streaming down my face. Wish I was there to greet you at the bottom. 2

Posted by: Kim on 8/2/2013 at 9:27 am

I am so happy for y’all Lew. There are tears of joy for you. Wish I were there to greet you at base camp!  2

Posted by: Kim on 8/2/2013 at 9:25 am

AWESOME!  Can’t wait to hear more about it!  I was ready with the new winch on my car if you needed pulled out of a crevace!  Glad that wasn’t necessary! Best Wishes!!!

Posted by: Dusty's friends on 8/2/2013 at 8:53 am

Wow, congrats on the summit!!  Love the blog btw.  Here’s some more Mt Rainier info if anyone is interested.

Posted by: Jay on 8/2/2013 at 8:41 am

WOO HOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS, DAD!!!  You returned 23 years later to finish the job and the mountain “allowed” you to conquer her all the way to the summit this time!!!  We are so proud of your achievement and can’t wait to hear a about the expedition details.  Get down safe and efficient.  Love you!!!

Posted by: Kyle Smith on 8/2/2013 at 8:18 am

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