Mt. Rainier: August 11th Summit!

Posted by: Mike Walter | August 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Walter and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Paul Edgren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Mike and Paul reported moderate winds and cloudy conditions.  The teams were departing the summit around 7:30 a.m. and are returning to Camp Muir to refuel before continuing downhill to Paradise.  We’ll see them back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

RMI Climbers ascending the upper mountain in the clouds.  Photo: Ed Viesturs



Congrats Jim! This story won’t even need the usual Jim spin on reality to be super impressive! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Super proud of you!

Posted by: Robyn on 8/12/2013 at 5:42 pm

Congratulations Jimmy! Can’t wait to hear about the climb.

Posted by: Paul on 8/12/2013 at 4:27 pm

Great going.
Let us know when you are going to tackle Whitney, down our way and a lot easier - just a hike.

Posted by: GP on 8/12/2013 at 3:00 pm

Mikail, we are Inspired and awed by your mountaineering skills, grateful for your safety, and blessed to be family to someone so dedicated to making the world a better place for all. Glad you, Chris, and the whole team summited successfully.

Posted by: Grandma Carolyn, Grandpa Allen on 8/11/2013 at 8:04 pm

Way to go, Mikhail & Chris, u guys rock! Gordon

Posted by: gordon on 8/11/2013 at 7:00 pm

Nice work Jimmy!  Can’t wait to hear about it.

Posted by: Pluss on 8/11/2013 at 6:29 pm

Mikail!! Chris!! Cannot wait for your stories!! It’s been an exciting time, being with y’all in spirit and not knowing how the thunderstorms would play out. I’m so happy for you both, and proud of course…
lots of love,

Posted by: Leah on 8/11/2013 at 5:48 pm

Mikail, standing ovation! I want to hear every little thing! xoxo Melon

Posted by: Melon on 8/11/2013 at 3:57 pm

Congrats, Jimmy! Not a bad day’s work for you. Not only did you bag the peak, but you snatched first place in the tourney from me as well. See you when you’re back.

Posted by: Smalls on 8/11/2013 at 3:50 pm

Chris and Mikail, I am sooo proud of you and thrilled that you made it. And that you are coming safely down!  Can’t wait to see you and hear about it. Love you both, Mom/Nani

Posted by: Nani Baran on 8/11/2013 at 2:41 pm

Woohoo, Jim!!  Congrats…can’t wait to hear about it!

Posted by: Kristi on 8/11/2013 at 12:02 pm

JNo - Well done big guy!  Can’t wait to hear about your climb. What an accomplishment.

Posted by: Marc on 8/11/2013 at 11:28 am

Go Jim! Congrats to the team!

Posted by: Pamela on 8/11/2013 at 10:45 am

Congrats, Jim!

Posted by: Brent C. on 8/11/2013 at 8:17 am

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