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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

Mt. Rainier: July 13th Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren | July 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Jake Beren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team spent some time on the summit before starting their descent at 9:47am. Jake reported light winds and warm temps at the top of the mountain, with a cloud deck around 11,000’.

Congratulations to today’s team!

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Mt. Rainier: July 12th Summit!

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Sid Pattison | July 12, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer, Sid Pattison and the Moondance Adventures Team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team was walking off the Crater Rim at 8:35 am. Pete & Sid reported light winds and light snow as they moved through the cloud cap at the top of the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s team!


Mt. Rainier: July 11th Teams Summit

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Mike Uchal | July 11, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Mike Uchal reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 5:45 this morning. The teams spend about an hour on the summit before beginning their descent. Tyler reported colder temperatures and breezy conditions on the summit. The teams are currently descending through warmer temperatures and clouds that reach down to around 12,000’. We look forward to seeing the teams when they return to Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

Sunrise on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Bryan Hendrick

Mt. Rainier: July 10th Summit!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Eric Frank | July 10, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Haugen and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Paradise led by RMI Guide Eric Frank reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams reported warm weather and a cloud cap on the upper mountain. They are currently descending back to Camp Muir to refuel and repack before continuing down to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI climbers ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier though a cloud cap. Photo: Ed Viesturs
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Mt. Rainier: Kautz Seminar Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | July 09, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz led by RMI Guide Seth Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning via the Kautz route. Seth reported warm, sunny weather on the summit. The team will descend back to camp for their final night on the mountain before returning to Ashford tomorrow.

An RMI climber rappelling the Kautz Ice Chute. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Rainier: July 9th Teams 100% on Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | July 09, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

100% on the summit of Mt. Rainier!

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Leon Davis led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Brent reported gorgeous weather with no wind. The teams began their descent from the crater rim just after 7 am. We look forward to greeting them back in Ashford later today.

Way to climb!! Congratulations!

RMI climbers celebrating on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: July 8th Teams Reach Summit

Posted by: JJ Justman, Solveig Waterfall | July 08, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide JJ Justman and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall reached Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier and in Washington State, around 6:50 am. While on the summit the teams enjoyed calm, really nice conditions. The teams began their descent around 7:30 am. We look forward to seeing them back in Ashford later this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

An RMI Team descending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Rainier: July 7th Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom | July 07, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Casey Grom reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning via the Disappointment Cleaver Route.  Casey reported a beautiful morning with calm winds and moderate temperatures.

Congratulations to Today’s Team!

An RMI Guide on the Summit of Rainier. RMI Photo Collection

Mt. Rainier: July 6th Update

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Pete Van Deventer | July 06, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Four-Day and Five-Day Summit Climbs reached the summit early this morning.  The teams reported winds and a small cap forming, as they started their descent the winds have calmed and it is a beautiful morning.

View of Mount Rainier from Paradise. Photo: NPS Webcam
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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