Posts for Mount Rainier

Mt. Rainier: Expeditions Skills Seminar - Muir Reaches Summit

Posted by: Walter Hailes, Casey Grom | May 21, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 8:30 am the Expedition Skills Seminar – Muir led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Walter Hailes crested the summit crater of Mt. Rainier. The team will spend about an hour on the summit enjoying light winds and mild temperatures before beginning their descent to Camp Muir. The team will spend one more night at Camp Muir before returning to Ashford on Friday. We look forward to hearing of their training and climbing adventures.

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Congrats everyone, can’t wait till it’s my hubby and I!

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Posted by: Carmen on 5/22/2015 at 4:50 pm


Mt. Rainier: May 18th Teams Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Kel Rossiter | May 18, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Kel Rossiter and the Four Day Summit Climb teams stood on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams have been in and out of clouds this morning with a trace of new snow falling and calm winds. After spending some time on the summit, the teams are making their way back to Camp Muir before beginning their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations climbers!

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Congratulations.  Look forward to my summit attempt sometime in 2017 or late 2016.

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Posted by: Kevin Stone on 5/20/2015 at 7:34 am

Congrats Liz!!!!!

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Posted by: Sara on 5/18/2015 at 7:37 pm


Mt. Rainier: May 17th Summit

Posted by: Ben Liken, Brent Okita | May 17, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four and Five Day Summit Climb Teams Led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Ben Liken reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  Brent reported clear skies, nice weather and great route conditions.  The teams were able to spend so time on the summit before starting their descent back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

The May 17th RMI Team ascending the Emmons Shoulder at 13,000 ft en route to the summit.  Photo: Zeb Blais The RMI Four Day Summit Climb Team on the summit of Mt. Rainier May 17th.  Photo: Brent Okita

Mt. Rainier: May 16th Summit

Posted by: Casey Grom, Chase Nelson, Andrew Kiefer, Stoney Molina | May 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Casey Grom and the entire Four Day Summit Climb team stood on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning! Casey reported chilly temperatures but light wind and lots of sunshine on the summit. The team is beginning their descent back to Camp Muir where they will refuel and pack up before continuing on to Paradise. We look forward to greeting the team in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

An RMI team ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita

Mt. Rainier: May 15th Update

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Mike King | May 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Five Day Summit Climbs, led by Tyler Jones and Mike King, reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning! At 9:30 am PT, the team began their descent from the crater rim. Tyler reported no wind, sunny skies, and warm temperatures with a cloud deck around 7,000’.

Congratulations to RMI’s first summit teams of 2015!

An RMI team ascending Mount Rainier just after daybreak. Photo: JJ Justman

Mt. Rainier: May 13th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Zeb Blais | May 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Five-Day Muir Summit Climbs, led by Brent Okita and Zeb Blais, turned at the top of Disappointment Cleaver this morning due to weather. Cloud deck is currently at 8,700’.  Both teams left Camp Muir just after 9:00 a.m. PT.  Brent sent some photos as they descended this morning (shown below).

The RMI Mt. Rainier May 13th team crossing a crevasse on the upper mountain. Photo: Brent Okita The Mt. Rainier May 13th team descending from Disappointment Cleaver. Photo: Brent Okita The RMI Mt. Rainier May 13th team take a rest break at Ingraham Flats on their descent. Photo: Brent Okita

Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Reaches 12,300’

Posted by: Brent Okita, Seth Waterfall, Elias de Andres Martos, Ben Liken | April 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter reached 12,300 feet on Mt. Rainier before being dead-ended by a crevasse. Despite the crevasse, the team has been enjoying excellent weather on the upper mountain. The team will descend back to Camp Muir for the night where they will continue their skills training.

The Winter Seminar team enjoys the sunrise on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita Sunrise on Mt. Rainier with Little Tahoma. Photo: Brent Okita The Winter Seminar Team taking a rest break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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good luck Doni n Pepi
gunna b wet n cold
b safe
have fun

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Posted by: Donato Arguelles on 5/10/2015 at 8:55 am


Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Enjoying Post Storm Sun

Posted by: Brent Okita, Seth Waterfall, Elias de Andres Martos, Ben Liken | April 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 6,200'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Seth Waterfall spent yesterday training on the lower slopes of Mt. Rainier. The team experienced stormy conditions with 5 - 6 inches of new snow overnight and some mild wind.

Today, the team is breaking camp and making their way uphill towards Camp Muir where they will continue their technical training. While breaking camp, the team enjoyed bluebird skies and beautiful mountain views.

The view of Mt. Rainier after the storm earlier this week. Photo: Brent Okita
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I hope you guys are well and wish you the best of luck.  I hope to climb this mountain sometime in the next year or so and I am training… read more

Posted by: Kevin Stone on 4/28/2015 at 6:38 am

Enjoy the climb. I was there on the same type climb with Brent and Elias in April of 2012. Lots to learn. Have fun. I am headed to the Alaska… read more

Posted by: John Newland on 4/16/2015 at 9:35 am


Mt. Rainier: Seth & Solveig Waterfall Led the First 2015 Ski Program

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | April 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 6,400'

Hi this is Seth. Solveig Waterfall and I just wrapped up the first RMI ski trip of the Spring season here on Rainier. We had a great five-day trip with a really fun group. We based out of the Paradise area for our days on the mountain and were treated to some of the best ski conditions of the season. this was our ‘Intro to Ski Touring’ course and as the name implies we spent the majority of the time focusing on the necessary skills to plan and execute several days of backcountry skiing.

We had a clear day to establish our camp followed by two days of precipitation with steadily cooling temperatures. This resulted in fantastic powder-skiing conditions with really good snow stability. The final day was cool but the skies were mostly clear and we were able to get break our camp and some more good skiing. The team was great, the laughs and smiles were non-stop and the days flew by.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

Rainier Intro to Ski course- Beautiful day heading up hill. Photo: Seth Waterfall Great conditions for the Mt. Rainier Intro to Ski course. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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solveig and seth are great leaders; awesome time
great snow and memories

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Posted by: jmac on 4/12/2015 at 3:59 am

Seth & Solveig,
Great story about your backcountry course. Good luck with more of those and good on you both.

Cheers, Joe & Dianne

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Posted by: joe Griffith on 4/4/2015 at 10:45 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team Reaches Summit

Posted by: Casey Grom | September 28, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Casey Grom reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team was able to spend about an hour enjoying the views from the crater of Mt. Rainier.  They began their descent around 8:30 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!

The view from Paradise September 28, 2014.  Photo: NPS Camera

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • The May 17th RMI Team ascending the Emmons Shoulder at 13,000 ft en route to the summit.  Photo: Zeb Blais
  • The RMI Four Day Summit Climb Team on the summit of Mt. Rainier May 17th.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • An RMI team ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • An RMI team ascending Mount Rainier just after daybreak. Photo: JJ Justman
  • The RMI Mt. Rainier May 13th team crossing a crevasse on the upper mountain. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Mt. Rainier May 13th team descending from Disappointment Cleaver. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The RMI Mt. Rainier May 13th team take a rest break at Ingraham Flats on their descent. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Winter Seminar team enjoys the sunrise on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Sunrise on Mt. Rainier with Little Tahoma. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Winter Seminar Team taking a rest break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The view of Mt. Rainier after the storm earlier this week. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Rainier Intro to Ski course- Beautiful day heading up hill. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Great conditions for the Mt. Rainier Intro to Ski course. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The view from Paradise September 28, 2014.  Photo: NPS Camera
  • Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI Guide and team ascending Mount Rainier just after daybreak. Photo: JJ Justman
  • A cloud cap begins to form on Mount Rainier. Photo: Mount Rainier webcam
  • Early Morning at Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Expeditions Skills Seminar - Muir team members training earlier this week on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Casey Grom
  • The entire Expeditions Skills Seminar - Muir on the summit of Mt. Rainier, September 11, 2014.  Photo: Casey Grom
  • Ascending to Cathedral Gap on Mount Rainier. Photo: Casey Grom
  • The Four Day Summit Climb taking a rest break on Mt. Rainier during their summit attempt on September 4th.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • Mount Rainier summit climb above the clouds at sunrise. Photo: JJ Justman
  • View of Mt. Adams from high break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • RMI climbers on Mt. Rainier's upper mountain ascending through fog. Photo: Ed Viesturs
  • The Kautz Seminar practicing crevasse school on Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • The ridge below Castle Rocks, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Sunset on the Kautz Seminar, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Sunrise on Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Pete Van Deventer