Mt. Rainier: Climbs Unable to Summit due to weather

Posted by: Mike Walter, Zeb Blais | August 13, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,500'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Zeb Blais were unable to summit Mt. Rainier this morning, poor weather forced the groups to turn around at the bottom of Disappointment Cleaver.  The teams tried to wait out the weather and left Camp Muir later than normal but the ran and wet snow still forced them to abort their summit attempt of Mt. Rainier.  The teams will begin their descent from Camp Muir around 8:30 am en route to Paradise.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Geoff Schellens was unable to make their summit attempt today due to poor weather conditions.

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so thankful to our guides, who got me to Muir safely through a lightning and thunderstorm, to my sisters for their support, and to my fellow climbers, who were inspiring and a pleasure to climb with.  Here’s to better weather next time!

Posted by: Linda on 8/15/2014 at 8:19 am

I was one of the climbers and am glad our guides elected to let us go out and “poke our nose in” the inclement weather and actually get a little upper-mountain climbing experience rather than remaining huddled at Muir. Better luck next time… There WILL be a next time :o)

Posted by: KB on 8/14/2014 at 8:15 pm

So sorry the weather didn’t hold out!  To my sister, Linda, I am so proud of you!  I hope you decide to try again.  Maybe I’ll train and go with you next time.  Moose and Meese are proud of you too!!!!

Posted by: Candace on 8/13/2014 at 2:37 pm

So sorry the team had to turn around.
One of the team was climbing in memory/honor of her Father. He passed away earlier this year from illness.

Moose was an avid climber, past member of Mountaineering, former Search and Rescue Member and taught climbing/mountaineering to others.

There can be other climbs and thank you for putting safety first.

Proud of you Sister for climbing in memory of Dad!

Posted by: K on 8/13/2014 at 2:24 pm

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