Entries from Mount Rainier
September 1, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Jake Beren and Mike King turned around at Camp Comfort on Mt. Rainier this morning. While climbing, the teams encountered moderate winds and knee to thigh deep snow. We look forward to greeting the climbers in Ashford this afternoon.
Great team, poised to get to the top. Like we say in mountaneering: the mountain just didn’t want us up there, this time. We’ll try again another day. :-)
Thank you Mike, Bridget, Steve, Jake, Lance, all of the RMI guides - you guys really tried.
Posted by: Dan P on 9/8/2015 at 7:07 am
August 31, 2015
RMI Guides Brent Okita and Zeb Blais lead their Four Day Summit Climb teams to approximately 11,400 on the Disappointment Cleaver route before turning around due to avalanche danger higher on the route.
The teams returned to Camp Muir and will begin their descent to Paradise this morning. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.
Thank you for bringing my husband Dan(and his crew) back safely :-)
Posted by: Kerri on 8/31/2015 at 5:23 pm
Tom, I hope it was a fun adventure - happy to hear everyone is safe! Looking forward to hearing all about it.
Posted by: LB on 8/31/2015 at 2:25 pm
August 30, 2015
Posted by: Lindsay Mann
Poor visibility, high winds and heavy precipitation forced the Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Mann to stay at Camp Muir last night and they were unable to make a summit attempt. Camp Muir received about 6 – 8 inches of new snow. Lindsay and team will be packing up and starting their descent back to Paradise shortly. We expect the team to arrive back at Basecamp in the early afternoon.
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the top of Cathedral Gap last night before having to turn back due to high winds of about 60 mph. The team is safely back at Camp Muir. They will wait for a bit of a break in the weather before starting their descent. We expect the team back at Rainier Basecamp in the early afternoon.
Hey Dave Stults et Al, from what I can see seems weather prevented summit. Sorry for that but certainly seems more than wise and sometimes Nature just overwhelms. Take care- Love, Dad
Posted by: Van STULTS on 8/30/2015 at 10:18 am
August 28, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Mike King were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier today. Last night the teams left from Camp Muir but decided to turn back at Cathedral Gap due to high winds. The teams returned to Camp Muir and will begin their descent to Paradise around 8:30 am
August 27, 2015
Our Four Day Summit Climbs led by Nick Hunt and Ben Liken reached the top of Mt. Rainier this morning at around 7:06 am. RMI Guide Ben Liken reported sunny skies and light to moderate winds. The team will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent.
Congratulations to today’s teams!
That’s so great, awesome job team! What a beautiful day for a summit! Can’t wait to do the same some day! Any difficult sections or close calls?
Posted by: Eric Muñoz on 8/27/2015 at 11:15 pm
August 26, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Brent Okita & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning at 6:35AM. They reported windy conditions upon approaching the crater rim and a chilly morning but overall good climbing conditions. After enjoying the views from the summit the teams will begin their descent to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford later today.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!
Yeah team Reiser! Woo hoo!!
Posted by: judy reiser on 8/26/2015 at 3:43 pm
Congratulations Mara and the rest of the group. You guys rock!!
Posted by: Tami on 8/26/2015 at 9:45 am
August 25, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning shortly after 7 am. Casey reported clear skies, light wind, and chilly—but not too cold—temperatures. The teams will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.
I just want to say thanks to everybody on the team. It was so cool to see my daughter Sarah so happy about her accomplishment! Thanks to you all! Hopefully we will meet again somewhere.
Posted by: Duane Sanders on 8/29/2015 at 2:41 pm
Congratulations to Jim, Eric, and Kevin! I’m very proud of you guys. I can’t wait to hear all about the trip. Have a safe trip down!
Posted by: Sara on 8/26/2015 at 7:08 am
August 24, 2015
RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer & Tyler Reid radioed from the crater rim of Mt. Rainier at 7:04 am. Their Four Day Summit Climb Teams were going to start their descent shortly after. Tyler reported nice weather with winds from the SW and a cloud deck at approximately 8,000’. The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!
Great job everyone!
Posted by: Troy Harrington on 8/25/2015 at 5:46 pm
Congratulation Pete + team…How many Rainier summits now - Gadzillion !...Regards from cornfields of IN amigo…Waltero
Posted by: Waltero Glover on 8/25/2015 at 1:37 am
August 23, 2015
The Mount Rainier Summit Climbs, led by RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos and Jake Beren, called in at 7:38 a.m. The first teams began their descent from the crater rim at that time and the second teams followed at 7:53 a.m. The guides report a little wind from the WSW but all-in-all, good weather.
Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!
Congratulations to Elizabeth and her BCM climbing partners - thrilled that you were able to summit and that you had such great weather! Thanks to your RMI guide for keeping you safe. Have a joyful decent.
Mom and Dad
Posted by: Tom Williams on 8/23/2015 at 8:49 am