Mt. Rainier: July 15th Teams Summit

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Pete Van Deventer | July 15, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Peter Whittaker and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 5:20 am.  The team is making their descent back to Camp Muir and enjoying a light wind.  We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 7:00 am.  Pete reports clear skies on the summit and 15 mph winds.  He says it is fairly warm and a really nice day to climb. The team is enjoying some time at Columbia Crest and will begin their descent to Camp Schurman around 8:00 am.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

Mt. Rainier as seen from Sunrise this morning.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam The path leaving the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver.  Photo: Brent Okita The Expeditions Skill Seminar - Emmons teams on the summit of Mt. Rainier July 15th.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer



We ARE SO PROUD and HAPPY that you reached The Summit John! Can’t wait to see that photo!! Safe return during the descent!!! See you soon! Love, AM and Biscuit

Posted by: Mary Ann and Carter Boicourt on 7/16/2014 at 5:02 am

Way to go Jimmie D.

This Rainier summit business is getting to be old hat to you.

Well done.


Posted by: Art Muir on 7/15/2014 at 7:42 pm

Way to go John!!!Reaching the Summitt is a feat in itself but for an old man like you something extraordinary. Glad you and you son did it together look forward to hearing all about it. Congrats Pops!!!
Cigars and steak on me upon return…

Posted by: Chris on 7/15/2014 at 1:30 pm

Congratulations Papa Jim!  Another successful summit!

Posted by: Ben on 7/15/2014 at 11:39 am

Samantha and Mike—Congratulations on a successful climb today.  The photos online look AMAZING!!

Can’t wait to hear all about your trip.  We’re praying for a safe remainder of the week.
Love - Doug, Irene & Rachel

Posted by: Irene King on 7/15/2014 at 9:45 am

Congrats to Kalin and Kevin!  Your Mom and I are proud of both of you.  Sounds like you got some awesome weather for the climb. Thanks to Peter Whitaker for leading yet another successful climb.


Posted by: Tom McKenna on 7/15/2014 at 9:14 am

Congrats John! Glad you made it safely and are having awesome weather. Can’t wait see all of your amazing pictures and videos! xoxo

Posted by: Ashley on 7/15/2014 at 8:58 am

Congratulations Les!
We look forward to hearing all about it.
xo Michelle & Maxie

Posted by: Michelle on 7/15/2014 at 7:52 am

Congratulations Emmons Team!!! I can’t wait to hear all about it when you come home Chad!! So proud of you….

Posted by: Maria on 7/15/2014 at 7:30 am

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