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Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams on Top!

RMI Guide Peter Whittaker along with Ed Viesturs led a team of eight climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier today. Peter reported light wind, great climbing conditions and a beautiful day on Mt. Rainier. All eight climbers in the party reached the summit. The Five Day Summit Climb led by Solveig Waterfall also topped out this morning with 100% of her team on the summit as well. Both teams were beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7:20 am. The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before descending down to Paradise and then to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon. Congratulations to today's Summit Climbers!

Comments (16)

Awesome job Matt; I am so happy for you!  It looks like you had perfect conditions too.  I look forward to hearing about it when you get back.

Posted by: John Boyce on

Well done Dave,Mike and team! Thanks Ed and Peter for keeping them safe:)

Posted by: Nat Turner on

Congratulations, Matt!  Looks like a beautiful morning! See you tomorrow.  Dean

Posted by: Dean Nordtvedt on

Congratulations, Matt C.!!! I am so proud of you for accomplishing one your life goals. I know you won’t stop here, and you will be anxiously awaiting the next climb to higher places. You always reach for the stars, and I am here to give you the support you need to do that. I am so happy that the weather cooperated, and you were able to reach the Summit. I’m extremely excited to see all of the pictures/video footage and hear all about the memories that will stay with you forever. I hope you have a safe return to base camp.  Great Job…as always. You always seem to amaze me with your passion and desire, and it truly paid off this time. Much Love!!!

Posted by: Tara on

Congrats - we knew you would do it
G and D…..we are so thrilled for you
you just have to survive Vegas now

Posted by: Marie and Mal Jules Jaden Teags on

Congratulations Chad, Stephen and Bob!  You guys rock!!

Posted by: Angelia on

Congratulations, Matt!  As Craig and I left Seattle this morning we could see Mt. Rainer from the terminal and said, “What a great day for Matt to summit!”  Again, congratulations on achieving your goal.  Ginger, Craig, Nels, and Casey

Posted by: Ginger Evens on

Congratulations on getting to the summit Mike & Dave.  We are all so proud of you. Love Lisa Mitch Bailey Nat Jake James & Charlie

Posted by: Lisa Lang on

Great job Matt!!!

Posted by: Daniel Lenhard on

Way to go Matt!

Posted by: Joe Lenhard on

We are so Proud of you!

Posted by: Carolyn Lenhard on

Congratulations Matt!! What an adventure! Well done to you and your team!

Posted by: Jaime Cabral on

Congrats Mr. Lenhard!  So exciting to see this update and picture!  :)

Posted by: Stephanie on

Congratulations!  See you soon!

Posted by: Jill, Nathaniel, Eva, & Iain on

What a great accomplishment! Well done, Matt!

Posted by: Sue Hardin on

Matt!!!  Congratulations to you and your team reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  You are in the blue jacket, I think.  You really saw God’s beautiful handiwork up close.  How awesome is that! Can’t wait to see you at the reunion.

Posted by: Carolyn Bren on

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