Mt. Rainier: August 28th Update

Posted by: Eric Frank, Solveig Waterfall | August 28, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,400'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams, August 25 - 28, were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning due to high winds and precipitation.  RMI Guide Eric Frank reported that the teams left Camp Muir before 2 am on their summit attempt but were forced to turn around at 10,400’ because of heavy rain and wind.  Visibility at Camp Muir was very low and wind continued with gusts estimated at 40 mph. The teams are expected to start their descent from Camp Muir around 8:30 am PT.

We look forward to seeing the groups at Rainier BaseCamp later this morning.

Updated 4:11pm PST

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by JJ Justman and Billy Nugent have reached Camp Muir.  The guides are making some hot coffee for the crew while they settle in and prepare for their summit attempt tonight.  Check out the video JJ sent on their ascent to Camp Muir today!



Total Bummer Steve and Connor! Saw yesterday’s team did not make it either. Was hoping you would. Guess you will just have to climb again! Take care. Be safe. ~Audrey

Posted by: Audrey on 8/28/2013 at 11:30 am

Steve and Connor,
I am so sorry that you didn’t make it to the top.  Be
safe on the way down.  See you when you get home.
          Mom @ Nana

Posted by: Darlene Fox on 8/28/2013 at 10:37 am

What a shame!  But you did make it impressingly far.  A great experience for both father and son.  Love to you both, Carl/Grandpa and Cindy/Babooshka

Posted by: Carl and Cindy on 8/28/2013 at 9:44 am

Ohh noooooo….what a disappointment for all of you guys who try that hard…..come back safety.

Posted by: Marjorie on 8/28/2013 at 7:47 am

Heartbroken after all your training and commitment that you weren’t able to reach the summit due to weather! Just remember your girls all have you on a pedestal that’s much higher than any peak at Mt. Ranier so hurry home. Great job Papa!

Posted by: Grandma on 8/28/2013 at 7:23 am

Sorry the weather didn’t cooperate, Steve and Connor, but come back safely.  See you both soon!  Love you! - Shari

Posted by: Shari Fox on 8/28/2013 at 7:10 am

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