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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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Mt. Rainier: July 29th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike Uchal | July 29, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita with the Four Day Summit Climb along with RMI Guide Mike Uchal and the Five Day Summit Climb were approaching Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier, at 7:00 am. Brent reported light winds and clear skies on a beautiful morning. The teams will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

RMI Climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Mt. Rainier: July 28th Summit!

Posted by: Tyler Reid, Mike Walter | July 28, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Tyler Reid reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. While on the summit, the team enjoyed pretty nice weather including moderate winds from the North and warming temperatures. The team has started their descent back to Camp Muir where they will rest and repack before continuing down to Paradise. We look forward to seeing back at BaseCamp in Ashford later this afternoon.

On the Emmons Glacier route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guide Mike Walter led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons to the summit as well. Mike and the team will spend their final night on the mountain at Camp Schurman before descending and returning to Ashford tomorrow.

Congratulations!


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

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Mike King | July 27, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Billy Nugent and his Five Day Summit Climb Team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning along with Mike King and the Four Day Summit Climb.  Billy reported clear skies and cool temperatures for their climb.  Both teams began their descent from the crater rim a little after 9 am PST.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing both teams back at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams.

Climbers descending from Camp Comfort back to the top of Disappointment Cleaver.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team on the Summit!

Posted by: Mike Haugen | July 26, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Today’s Four Day Summit Climb team lead by RMI Guide Mike Haugen reached the summit of Mt. Rainier shortly after 7 am.  Mike reported calm winds and great climbing.  They will spent a bit of time on top before beginning their descent.  Once they return to Camp Muir, they will take a quick break, repack their gear and continue their descent to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing the team at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!

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Mt. Rainier: July 25th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Pete Van Deventer | July 25, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,200'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by Brent Okita and Peter Van Deventer did not reach the summit this morning.  The teams left Camp Muir at about 1:00 am in full hard shell layers, but it was not match for the weather. The team made the decision to turn at Ingraham Flats. They will be departing Camp Muir at around 8:30 this morning and be back in Ashford in the early afternoon. 

Congratulations to today’s teams!


Mt. Rainier: July 24th Update

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Tyler Reid, Mike King | July 24, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Summit!

The Mount Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Dave Hahn and Tyler Reid, were leaving the crater rim at 7:30 this morning. Dave reported great conditions: clear and sunny, with light winds.

Mike King and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons are returning to Base Camp today after a successful summit via the Emmons Glacier.

Sunrise from Camp Schurman, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike King
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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