Entries from Mount Rainier
July 13, 2016
Climbers on the Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike Uchal reached the summit crater of Mt. Rainier at 6:45 a.m. PDT. Brent and Mike reported chilly and breezy conditions on the summit. The teams will spend some time on top before beginning their descent. We look forward to welcoming the climbers back to Ashford this afternoon.
Congratulations on this great achievement to the whole team. Biren, So happy you are back on earth.
Posted by: Toral on 7/14/2016 at 4:54 am
Your hard work paid off. Congratulations on reaching the summit, Michael and team. While you were taking in the vista, did you select the next peak you will conquer?
Posted by: Hilary Ramsey on 7/13/2016 at 8:23 am
July 12, 2016
RMI Guide Jake Beren and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning via the Kautz route. Jake reported clear skies on the summit. The team will spend some time on the summit before making their descent. The team will spend one more night on the mountain before descending off the mountain tomorrow.
Way to climb!
Congrats on your climb and reaching the summit! Special kiddos to Chad and Tom for completing their first big climb!!
Posted by: Carrie Paben on 7/12/2016 at 5:57 pm
Congratulations on your climb. Special congrats to Tom and Chad on their first big mountain climb. Very proud of you!
Posted by: Trudy Colvin on 7/12/2016 at 3:37 pm
July 12, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall, Christina Dale, and Katrina Bloemsma reached the summit of Mt. Rainier just before 7:00 a.m. PDT. Katrina reported clear, breezy skies above Disappointment Cleaver. The teams will spend some time celebrating on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.
Very exciting news… congrats everyone! Tell Casey I’ll have a nice dinner waiting for him tonight.
Posted by: Andrea Cerretani on 7/12/2016 at 7:44 am
July 11, 2016
Posted by: Nick Hunt
The Five Day Summit Climb July 7 - 11, 2016 led by RMI Guide Nick Hunt reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team reached Camp Muir on Saturday and enjoyed their time on the mountain before making their summit attempt this morning. Conditions were very nice this morning on the upper mountain. A cloud deck sits below Camp Muir around 9,000’. Today’s team will return to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise and Rainier BaseCamp where they were complete their program with a team celebration.
Congratulations to today’s climbers!
Yay!! Huge congrats to Gregg, Kacey, Ron, Brad, and Ryan for reaching the summit on your second attempt! Wish I could’ve been with you this time around. So proud of my fellow Portland State U alumni!!
Posted by: Charlotte W. on 7/12/2016 at 2:19 am
July 11, 2016
Posted by: Tyler Reid
RMI Guide Tyler Reid and the Four Day Summit Climb Team was approaching Mt. Rainier’s crater rim shortly before 7:00 am this morning. Tyler reported great conditions with a cloud deck below them around 9,000’ feet.
We hope they are enjoying the views!
Way to make it to the summit, Oregon 5!!
Posted by: Becky Condon on 7/12/2016 at 10:02 am
July 10, 2016
Posted by: Pete Van Deventer
RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and the Four Summit Climb team were unable to summit this morning. They encountered avalanche hazard that forced them to turn at 12,500.’ They began their decent at 7:05 this morning and should be back at Rainier Basecamp early this afternoon.
What is the outlook for Tues and Wed? No summits the past 3 days.
Posted by: Jamie Adams on 7/10/2016 at 11:49 am
July 9, 2016
Due to avalanche hazard, the summit climb teams, led by Brent Okita and Mike Uchal, were unable to summit Mt. Rainier this morning. Both teams topped out at 12,800,’ and are headed back down to Camp Muir.
We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.
July 8, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Katrina Bloemsma was unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Due to overnight rain the team was unable to leave Camp Muir for their summit attempt. The weather improved enough this morning for the team to climb up to Ingraham Flats at 11,200’ to climb a bit and experience the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. The team left Camp Muir at 10:45 a.m. to make their descent back to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford early this afternoon.
July 8, 2016
Posted by: Billy Nugent
The Mt. Rainier Expedition Skills Seminar has spent the last six days training along the Paradise Glacier and moved to Camp Muir yesterday. The team, led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent, went to bed hoping for a break in the precipitation. The guides checked the weather through the early morning hours with no such luck of weather cooperation. Although a summit did not come to fruition, the team walked up to Ingraham Flats and will descend from the mountain later this afternoon.
July 7, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team climbed in and out of the clouds this morning and were able to spend a short time on top. They have started their descent and will be back at Rainier Basecamp in Ashford early this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s teams!
Great ascend fantastic experience responsible safe and enjoyable climb to the top, unsurprisingly spectacular crevice formations just below the summit, memorable experience Thank you Zeb, Tyler , JT Schmitt, Chris, Jordan, Steve for all fabulous work!
Posted by: Lauro Urbina on 7/9/2016 at 10:45 am
Congrats. I hope it was amazing.
Posted by: Mark Steranka on 7/8/2016 at 8:06 am