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Mt. Rainier: Climbing Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: JJ Justman, Leon Davis | June 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide JJ Justman along with the Four Day Summit Climb led by Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  After spending some time on top enjoying the views both teams began their descent from the crater rim shortly after 7 AM. JJ reported that it was “an absolutely beautiful day”.
Once the teams return to Camp Muir they will have a brief stop and then continue their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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Mt. Rainier: June 14th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent | June 14, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Billy Nugent and team reached the Mount Rainier summit before 7:00 a.m.  The weather was already quite warm and calm winds.  After spending some time on top, including the last stretch to Columbia Crest, the team began their descent at 8:25 a.m.

Traverse to the Emmons Shoulder on Mount Rainier, Washington. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: June 13th Update

Posted by: Tyler Reid, Pete Van Deventer | June 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Summit Climb, led by Ty Reid and Pete Van Deventer, is currently on the summit.  The weather report from the summit is sunny skies and moderate/steady winds.  An update will be posted when the teams begin their descent.

Congratulations summit climbers!

An RMI team on top of Mt. Rainier, Washington. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: June 12th Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Mike Soucy, JM Gorum, Blake Votilla, Lance Colley, Stoney Molina | June 12, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Mike Soucy reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The Team reported strong winds, clouds and deteriorating weather.  They have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to Today’s Team!


Mt. Rainier: June 11th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Sid Pattison | June 11, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Today’s Mt. Rainier Summit Climbs, led by Seth Waterfall and Sid Pattison, reached the summit early this morning. The weather report was beautiful skies and winds about 35-40 mph from the Northeast.  Both teams began their descent back to Camp Muir at 7:15 am PT.

Congratulations summit teams!

An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King | June 10, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike King reached the summit this morning around 7 am.  The teams enjoyed clear skies and warm temperatures with some windy conditions.  Both teams will descend to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams.

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Mt.Rainier: June 9th Teams on Top!

Posted by: Ben Liken, Elias de Andres Martos, Leon Davis | June 09, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Elías de Andrés Martos and Ben Liken reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning and were beginning their descent from the summit around 7AM. It’s a beautiful day with clear skies and warm temperatures, the guides did report some strong winds on the upper mountain. Both climbing teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.  The teams will return to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford this afternoon. 

On the Kautz Glacier route, RMI Guide Leon Davis led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team will descend back to camp for their final night on the mountain. Tomorrow, they will descend to Paradise before returning to Ashford in the afternoon.

Congratulations Summit Climb and Seminar Climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Zeb Blais | June 08, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Zeb Blais led the Five Day Summit Climb June 4 - 8 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The Four Day Summit Climb June 5 - 8 was led by Mike Haugen.  Both teams reached the summit early this morning. They were beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7 am.  Zeb reported pleasant weather with winds from the west.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short time before continuing their descent to Paradise and returning to Ashford.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

RMI Guide Zeb Blais snapped this shot of the Five Day Summit Climb on the summit of Mt. Rainier June 8th.  Photo: Zeb Blais
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Mt. Rainier: June 7th Summit!

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

RMI Guide Casey Grom called from the Mount Rainier summit at 7:15 a.m.  His team was on top in warm temperatures at no winds.  They began their descent just after the radio call.

Congratulations to the summit climb team!

Mount Rainier summit crater from Columbia Crest, highest point in Washington. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. McKinley: Knoff and Team Blaze Trail to Base Camp

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Nick Hunt, Andy Hildebrand | June 06, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 9,000'

June 6, 2015 9:15am PST

RMI Guide Adam Knoff just called into the RMI office and gave us an update.  The team is at 9,000’ camp and heading toward the air strip.

They woke up yesterday and made the decision to head down to 11,000’ camp.  In high winds and blowing snow they headed down and after 2.5 hours they were greeted with smiles and hots from RMI Guide Tyler Jones and team at camp.  The team took a bit of a rest, packed it up and pointed their boots downhill. They then traveled through deep snow, whiteout conditions and with some help from the GPS they reached 9,000’, where they rested for the night. The Sun came out this morning and the team was all smiles!  The team is packed and ready to blaze the five miles of trail in knee deep snow toward Base Camp, where with some luck they will fly off the glacier this evening or by the afternoon on Sunday.

Special request from Adam: “WISH US LUCK!”

9,000' Camp on Mt. McKinley. RMI Photo Collection

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The RMI July 3rd Four Day Summit Climb team enroute to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Sunrise on the Upper Mountain of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Traversing off Disappointment Cleaver on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • An RMI team ascending to the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • An RMI team ascending to the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • An RMI team ascending Mount Rainier as the sun rises. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall at Camp Muir after her 100th Mt. Rainier summit! Photo: Peter Whittaker
  • An RMI team taking a break in the crater after reaching the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • Looking down on Camp Schurman from the Emmons Glacier. RMI Photo Colleciton
  • Traverse to the Emmons Shoulder on Mount Rainier, Washington. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI team on top of Mt. Rainier, Washington. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • RMI Guide Zeb Blais snapped this shot of the Five Day Summit Climb on the summit of Mt. Rainier June 8th.  Photo: Zeb Blais
  • Mount Rainier summit crater from Columbia Crest, highest point in Washington. Photo: RMI Collection
  • 9,000' Camp on Mt. McKinley. RMI Photo Collection
  • Sunrise on Mount Rainier, Washington. Photo: JJ Justman
  • RMI Climbers approaching the crater rim of Mt. Rainier, WA. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • An RMI Team on the Upper Mountain. Photo: Casey Grom
  • An RMI team on their Mount Rainier summit bid. Photo: JJ Justman
  • Seminar Climbers en route to Camp Muir on May 25.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Expeditions Skills Seminar - Muir team on the summit of Mt. Rainier May 28th.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • Enjoying the sunrise from Camp Muir during the Seminar.  Photo: Brent Okita