Entries from Mount Rainier
June 13, 2017
Posted by: Solveig Waterfall
RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz turned this morning at 12,400ft. After several days of training they made their summit attempt this morning. Unfortunately, climbing conditions were difficult due to deep snow and the team decided to turn around after a strong effort. The team is descending the Kautz Ice Chute and will check in this evening. They will continue some training before descending from the mountain tomorrow.
I experienced Everything on Rainier which I never have before on any mountain
Team spirit was So high
Leadership was Stellar and kind and Patient and helpful, absolutely, but especially talented and tenacious…
The Route was So Terminally Beautiful it was like a volcanic eruption of Emotion, your heart racing, thoughts swimming in stimulation… a virtual BASE JUMP into Euphoria
The guides resource reservoir was vast and the way they adapted to the challenges our team encountered along the way, Masterful… instinctively executing adaptation not uncertainty to emerging obstacles in varied forms while maintaining cohesion to Team, to route, to Goal and to True Success
This alone would have been Epic to be a part of… what Elevates this trip for Myself and my teammates beyond Epic is the Catalyst into Transformation we launched with the intensive training fused together by the “real Mountain” Kautz Expedition Challenge which demands Focus on practice of lessons which opens the window into the stratosphere of what is possible for EACH ONE of us to develop into as Mountaineers of the highest caliber!
This Team… held by This Mountain during This Moment has been evolved into an Eternal Artwork as our recollections and our stories will testify…
We have Successfully Summited our Destiny and now we enjoy the opportunity our ascension has created to continue beyond…
Ken Tessier, a Believer
Posted by: Ken Tessier on 6/14/2017 at 9:54 pm
June 12, 2017
RMI Guide Andy Bond led the Five Day Summit Climb Team June 8-12 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. It is a beautiful day on the mountain with winds 10-15 mph and cold temperatures. The cloud deck below is at approximately 8,000’ so the team enjoyed great views from the summit. After spending two nights at Camp Muir they will return to camp and re-pack gear before continuing their descent to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s Five Day Summit Climb Team!
June 12, 2017
RMI’s Four Day Summit Climb Team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. RMI Guide Casey Grom reported a beautiful day with light winds and cold temperatures.
The team will return to Camp Muir for a quick break and then continue to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!
Congratulations Casey, we saw in paradise on Saturday when they returned from their mountain school!
Posted by: Luis Carrasco on 6/12/2017 at 10:13 am
June 11, 2017
Posted by: Dave Hahn
The Four Day Summit Climb led by Dave Hahn reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Dave reported clear sunny skies above 7000’ with winds of about 15 mph from the North. The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s team!
What an awesome experience. Great job guys!! Praying for you!!
Posted by: Gail Wood on 6/11/2017 at 1:06 pm
You guys are awesome!!! Pumped to hear about the adventure when you guys get back! Be safe on the return and enjoy the recovery.
Posted by: Nathan Holland on 6/11/2017 at 9:38 am
June 10, 2017
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Eric Frank and Ty Reid, reached the summit at 8:00 this morning. It is a beautiful but chilly morning. After spending some time on top, the teams began their descent at 9:00 a.m.
Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!
Great news! Congratulations to John (and team) from your So Cal fan club: Athena, Jody & GrandPa
Posted by: SoCal Gunns on 6/10/2017 at 7:08 pm
June 9, 2017
RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Mike King led their Four Day Summit Climb June 6 - 9 Teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams ascended to Camp Muir yesterday in wet conditions so we were glad to hear that the weather had improved for their summit day. After enjoying some time in the crater the teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.
We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!
I was part of the team that past you yesterday on the snowfield in the rain storm. Felt so bad for you guys. I was soaked. But to see that you made it gives me great joy. Congrats!! I am so happy for you!!
Posted by: Joe Seguin on 6/9/2017 at 9:06 pm
Congratulations to our friend we met at the Missoula gas station.
Posted by: Dorothy M Hammons on 6/9/2017 at 1:46 pm
June 8, 2017
RMI Guides Casey Grom & Paul Rachele led their Four Day Summit Climb June 5 - 8, 2017 up to Camp Muir yesterday under beautiful blue skies. Unfortunately the weather changed last night bringing rain and snow to Mt. Rainier which prevented today’s climbs from making their summit attempt.
The teams will descend to Paradise and return to Rainier BaseCamp later today.
June 7, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb June 4-7 led by RMI Guide Dave Hahn and the Five Day Summit Climb led by Pepper Dee were unable to reach the summit today due to high winds and deteriorating weather. Both teams ascended to 13,500’ this morning but were forced to turn around due to weather. The teams will return to Camp Muir to re-pack and take a short rest before descending to Paradise.
We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Hello and congrats to all on the Hahn team. Outstanding “participation” on the climb and tremendous patience for putting up with the awkward sense of humor of a southern redneck. Y’all are forever in my memories! Thank you to the birthday girl Nikki, the leg model Solveig, and the man with the bed time stories Dave. Y’all took great care of us and are good folk to spend time on a mountain with! May the good Lord keep you safe on all your future expeditions!
Posted by: Keith Lineback on 6/8/2017 at 6:16 pm
The leader of a group of people have a great deal of responsibility in your case I Sincerely believesdid that You makes The right call,Hope that tomorrow will l be a better day, God bless you.
Posted by: Lauro De Leon Jr on 6/8/2017 at 2:02 pm
June 6, 2017
The June 3-6 Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff, Gloria Roe and Lydia Johnson reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Adam reported cold and windy conditions but overall good climbing. The team enjoyed some time on top before starting their return to Camp Muir. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Team!
Adam, Gloria and Lydia: Thank you for a great climb and a wonderful life experience. You taught us all so much! The camaraderie of the group was fun. Sophie and I enjoyed the deep breaths, rest stepping and the dark ascent into the wonderland!
Posted by: Keefe on 6/9/2017 at 8:43 pm
So proud of you guys!! Enjoy the rest of your trip! You deserve it!! Here’s another one for the books!
Posted by: Lisa on 6/6/2017 at 10:48 am
June 5, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb June 2-5, 2017 led by RMI Guides Ben Liken & Mike King reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team enjoyed pleasant temperatures and great views from the summit for over an hour. They began their descent from the crater rim around 7:40 am en route to Camp Muir. They will descend to Paradise this afternoon and we look forward to seeing them back at Rainier BaseCamp.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!