Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams on Top!

Posted by: Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Solveig Waterfall | June 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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!

Climbers on the Five Day Summit Climb enjoy the sunshine on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Solveig Waterfall



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 6/26/2014 at 6:54 am

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

Posted by: Nat Turner on 6/26/2014 at 2:20 am

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

Posted by: Dean Nordtvedt on 6/25/2014 at 2:40 pm

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 6/25/2014 at 2:14 pm

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 6/25/2014 at 1:39 pm

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

Posted by: Angelia on 6/25/2014 at 1:34 pm

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 6/25/2014 at 12:47 pm

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 6/25/2014 at 12:42 pm

Great job Matt!!!

Posted by: Daniel Lenhard on 6/25/2014 at 11:42 am

Way to go Matt!

Posted by: Joe Lenhard on 6/25/2014 at 10:40 am

We are so Proud of you!

Posted by: Carolyn Lenhard on 6/25/2014 at 9:24 am

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

Posted by: Jaime Cabral on 6/25/2014 at 8:01 am

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

Posted by: Stephanie on 6/25/2014 at 7:51 am

Congratulations!  See you soon!

Posted by: Jill, Nathaniel, Eva, & Iain on 6/25/2014 at 7:40 am

What a great accomplishment! Well done, Matt!

Posted by: Sue Hardin on 6/25/2014 at 7:30 am

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 6/25/2014 at 7:22 am

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