Posts for Mount Rainier

Mt. Rainier: August 8th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Eric Frank | August 08, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Eric Frank led their Four Day Summit Climbs to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Billy reported lots of climbers on the route and light winds. The teams are enjoying some time on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing the teams in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: August 7th Summit!

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Kel Rossiter | August 07, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos and Kel Rossiter led our Summit Climb teams to the top of Mount Rainier this morning.  Their views spanned out to Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and other peaks in the Cascade Mountains.  Both teams began their descent after 8:15 a.m.

Congratulations Summit Climb Teams!

Glacier travel at sunrise, Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: August 6th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King, Pete Van Deventer | August 06, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 7:10 a.m. RMI Guide Brent Okita radioed from the top of Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington! There were 30 – 35 mph winds this morning and nice weather.  The cloud deck is below Camp Muir.  The teams will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent.
RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and his Expeditions Skills Seminar - Emmons will be traveling back to Rainier Base Camp later today.

View from the top of Mount Rainier, highest point in Washington. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: August 5th Summit!

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, Zeb Blais, Pete Van Deventer | August 05, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

7:05 a.m. PT
Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Zeb Blais called in after their successful Mount Rainier summit!  The teams ascended the Disappointment Cleaver Route in chilly temperatures, winds about 30 mph, and clear skies. Their ascent took 5 ½ hours. 

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Update 10:33 a.m. PT
Pete Van Deventer called from the Mount Rainier summit!  At 10:20 a.m. the Expedition Skills Seminar team reached the top via the Emmons Glacier Route.  They will spend some time taking in the summit views before descending back to Camp Schurman.  We look forward to congratulating them in person tomorrow when they descend off the mountain.

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Enjoys Views from the Top!

Posted by: Tyler Reid | August 04, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Tyler Reid and the Four Day Summit Climb August 1 - 4, 2015 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Tyler reported light winds from the North and a beautiful day to be on the mountain.  The team began their descent from the crater rim at 7:25 am PST.  They will return to Camp Muir for a quick break and to repack gear before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to the team!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Leon Davis, Lindsay Mann | August 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent reached the summit of Mt. Rainier along with climbing teams led by RMI Guides Leon Davis and Lindsay Mann.  All teams were descending from the crater rim as of 7:50 am PST this morning. The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short time and then continue down to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Teams Reach the Summit

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Win Whittaker | August 02, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Win reported hazy skies and a light wind.  The teams are on their descent from the summit en route to Camp Muir.  Once at Camp Muir the climbers will repack their gear and continue their descent to Paradise.  Today’s climbers have spent the last several months raising money for The American Lung Association in Washington’s Climb for Clean Air.

Congratulations to the climbers for their efforts of fundraising, training and climbing!

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
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Mt. Rainier: August 1st Summit

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Solveig Waterfall | August 01, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Solveig Waterfall led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Dave reported perfect weather on the summit - clear, calm, and sunny. The teams began their descent to Camp Muir just after 7:30 am. They will continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Dave Hahn
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb & Expedition Skills Seminars on Top!

Posted by: Lindsay Mann, Ben Liken | July 31, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Lindsay Mann called from the crater rim at 7:30 am as they were ready to begin their descent.  Lindsay reported a beautiful day with a light breeze.  The ESS-Paradise led by Ben Liken was also leaving the summit to return to Camp Muir. Both teams will continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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

Posted by: Leon Davis, Mike Haugen | July 30, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Leon Davis radioed BaseCamp at 7:02 am to let us know both Four Day Summit Climb teams were about to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Leon reported a nice day on the mountain with light winds out of the West. The teams spent over an hour enjoying the view from the summit.  They began their descent from the crater rim at 8:20 en route to Camp Muir.  After a brief stop they will continue to Paradise and complete their program later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • Climbing in a storm on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
  • Mt. Rainier as seen from Eatonville, WA on August 26th.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • Glacier travel at sunrise, Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI Climbers crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • An RMI team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier to Columbia Crest. Photo: Brent Okita
  • RMI Climbers on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • View from the Mount Rainier Emmons Seminar Camp. Photo: Eric Frank
  • The ridge below Castle Rocks, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • The Emmons Shoulder on Mount Rainier. Photo: Peter Whittaker
  • Glacier travel at sunrise, Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • View from the top of Mount Rainier, highest point in Washington. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • 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