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Mt. Rainier: July 23rd Summit!

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Mike Uchal, Mike King | July 23, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Mike Uchal reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams reported a perfect day of climbing with light winds and sunny skies.

RMI Guide Mike King and his Expeditions Skills Seminar team also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Route this morning. They will descend back to Camp Schurman and spend some more time training on the mountain before returning to Rainier Basecamp tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Approaching the Emmons Glacier. RMI Photo Collection
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Mt. Rainier: July 22nd Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Walter | July 22, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four and Five Day Summit climb teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning via the Disappointment Cleaver route.  Mike reported great climbing, light winds and mild temperatures with a few clouds at around 6,500’.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent and his Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team climbed via the Kautz route and successfully reached the summit of Mt. Rainier in time to watch the sunset. The team will be finishing up their training today and be back at RMI Basecamp later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

The Lower Castle on the Kautz Route. RMI Photo Collection
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs on Top!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Steve Gately, Bryan Mazaika | July 21, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Mike Haugen and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the crater rim of Mt. Rainier shortly after 7 am.  Mike reported good conditions with a sustained 20 mph wind.
The team will enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing the team at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!

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Mt. Rainier: July 20th Update

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Robby Young, Brent Okita | July 20, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Robby Young called at 7:01 am as he and his Mount Rainier Four Day Summit Climb team were starting their descent from the crater rim.  Robby reported clear skies and a light, cool breeze from the NW.
RMI Guide Tyler Jones and his Mount Rainier Five Day Summit Climb made a sunset climb last night and reached the summit at 8:45 pm with 100% of their team.  He commented that it was the most beautiful sunset he has ever seen.  Tyler’s team is safely back at Camp Muir and will begin their descent later this morning.

Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
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Mt. Rainier: July 19th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | July 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and the Mount Rainier Summit Climb team stood on the highest point in Washington this morning!  Seth reported warm temperatures and no wind.  The team started their descent from the crater rim at 7:19 a.m.

An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Mt. Rainier: ALA Climb for Clean Air Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Mike Uchal | July 18, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The American Lung Association Climb for Clean Air, led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Mike Uchal, reached the Mt. Rainier summit early this morning.  They experienced nice weather and 25 mph winds.  After spending some time on the summit, they began their descent back to Camp Muir at 6:30 a.m. 

Congratulations ALA Climbers!

The ALA team hiking up to Camp Muir yesterday. Photo: Win Whittaker July 18th, 2015 - Mount Rainier sunrise on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Win Whittaker July 18th, 2015 - ALA Summit Team! Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: July 17th Update

Posted by: Mike Walter, Leon Davis | July 17, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Summit Climb, led by Mike Walter, and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Paradise, led by Leon Davis, crested the crater rim at 7:06 a.m.  The teams reported a beautiful day with 10 mph winds.  After spending over an hour on the summit, they began their descent.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Ascending Mount Rainier at sunrise.. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King | July 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike King lead their Four Day Summit Climbs to the top of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Brent reported nice conditions with a bit of wind on the summit.
Both teams began their descent from the crater rim a little after 7 am.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams.

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Mt. Rainier: July 15th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Haugen | July 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

On the Disappointment Cleaver route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guides Seth and Solveig Waterfall led their Four Day Summit Climb Teams to the summit this morning. Meanwhile on the Emmons Glacier route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guide Mike Haugen led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons to the summit this morning. All teams reported light winds and warm temperatures while on the summit. The Four Day Summit Climb teams will descend back to Camp Muir before returning to Paradise this afternoon and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons will descend to Camp Schurman for their final night on the mountain.

Congratulations Climbers!

The Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: July 14th Teams Summit

Posted by: Walter Hailes, Zeb Blais | July 14, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Walter Hails and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams enjoyed warm, sunny skies on the summit before beginning their descent around 7:30 am. We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Dave Hahn

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • RMI Guide Win Whittaker and the ALA climbers en route to Camp Muir on August 1.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • The ALA Climb For Clean Air team on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • RMI climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Dave Hahn
  • RMI Climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Climbers descending from Camp Comfort back to the top of Disappointment Cleaver.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • Sunrise from Camp Schurman, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike King
  • Approaching the Emmons Glacier. RMI Photo Collection
  • The Lower Castle on the Kautz Route. RMI Photo Collection
  • Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The ALA team hiking up to Camp Muir yesterday. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • July 18th, 2015 - Mount Rainier sunrise on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • July 18th, 2015 - ALA Summit Team! Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Ascending Mount Rainier at sunrise.. Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Sunrise on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • RMI climbers ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier though a cloud cap. Photo: Ed Viesturs
  • An RMI climber rappelling the Kautz Ice Chute. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI climbers celebrating on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Team descending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Guide on the Summit of Rainier. RMI Photo Collection
  • View of Mount Rainier from Paradise. Photo: NPS Webcam