Posts for Mount Rainier

Mt. Rainier: September 3rd Teams Unable to Summit due to Avalanche Danger

Posted by: Mike Walter, Pete Van Deventer | September 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,600'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Pete Van Deventer turned at Disappointment Cleaver due to fresh snow on the route with high avalanche conditions.  The teams have left Camp Muir and are en route to Paradise.

 


Mt. Rainier: September 1st Teams Reach 12,600’

Posted by: Jake Beren, Mike King | September 01, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,600'

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.


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Turned At Disappointment Cleaver

Posted by: Brent Okita, Zeb Blais | August 31, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,400'

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.

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Thank you for bringing my husband Dan(and his crew) back safely :-)

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Posted by: Kerri on 8/31/2015 at 4:23 pm

Tom, I hope it was a fun adventure - happy to hear everyone is safe!  Looking forward to hearing all about it.
LB

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Posted by: LB on 8/31/2015 at 1:25 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 30th Poor Weather Prevents Team From Reaching Summit

Posted by: Lindsay Mann | August 30, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

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.


Mt. Rainier: August 29th Teams Unable to Summit Due to High Winds

Posted by: | August 29, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,000'

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.

 

 

Climbing in a storm on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
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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-… read more

Posted by: Van STULTS on 8/30/2015 at 9:18 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Unable to Summit

Posted by: Mike Walter, Mike King | August 28, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

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


Mt. Rainier: August 27th Summit!

Posted by: Nick Hunt, Ben Liken | August 27, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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!

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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?

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Posted by: Eric Muñoz on 8/27/2015 at 10:15 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs on Top!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | August 26, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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!

Mt. Rainier as seen from Eatonville, WA on August 26th.  Photo: RMI Collection
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Yeah team Reiser! Woo hoo!!

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Posted by: judy reiser on 8/26/2015 at 2:43 pm

Congratulations Mara and the rest of the group. You guys rock!!

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Posted by: Tami on 8/26/2015 at 8:45 am


Mt. Rainier: August 25th Teams Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Solveig Waterfall | August 25, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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.

Congratulations!

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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… read more

Posted by: Duane Sanders on 8/29/2015 at 1:41 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!

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Posted by: Sara on 8/26/2015 at 6:08 am


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

Posted by: Tyler Reid, Pete Van Deventer | August 24, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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!

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Great job everyone!

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Posted by: Troy Harrington on 8/25/2015 at 4:46 pm

Congratulation Pete + team…How many Rainier summits now - Gadzillion !...Regards from cornfields of IN amigo…Waltero

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Posted by: Waltero Glover on 8/25/2015 at 12:37 am


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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