Posts for Mount Rainier

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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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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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

Mt. Rainier: September 27th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | September 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14, 410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team climbed in fresh snow deposited by the most recent storm, and enjoyed clear skies and light winds.  The team has started their descent and are en-route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to Today’s Team!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Top Out!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Geoff Schellens | September 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams for September 19 - 22 led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Geoff Schellens reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning just before 7 am PT.  Casey reported a change in the weather with increasing winds as the teams approached the crater rim.  Both teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Mt. Rainier: September 21st Summit

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Pete Van Deventer | September 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier shortly after 7 a.m. The team spent about 90 minutes on the summit enjoying light winds and clear skies before beginning their descent to Camp Muir. Once back at Camp Muir, the team will rest and re-fuel before continuing their descent. We look forward to greeting them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulation’s Climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: September 20th Update

Posted by: Billy Nugent | September 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Summit!  The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent, reached the top with crystal-blue skies all around. The team began their descent at 8:20 a.m. from the crater rim.

Congratulations!

Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Rainier: Camp Muir Seminar Summits!

Posted by: Brent Okita, JJ Justman | September 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Today, RMI Guides Brent Okita and JJ Justman led their teams to the summit of Mount Rainier!  With a looming forecast of a change in our glorious weather, the guides decided today was the day!  They crested the crater rim around 7:40 a.m. and spent an hour on the summit before a cloud cap started to form and they began their descent.  The team is currently on the last stretch between Ingraham Flats (11,200’) and Camp Muir (10,000’) where they will celebrate and rest for the night.  The seminar has two more days to gain additional training before they end their week on Mount Rainier.

Congratulations to the teams!!!

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
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Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach Summit

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Tyler Reid | September 14, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Geoff Schellens led their teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Both teams reported great route conditions and a beautiful day.  The teams began their descent from Mt. Rainier’s crater rim shortly before 8 am.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Four & Five Day Summit Climb teams!

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Mt. Rainier: September 13th Team Reaches Summit

Posted by: Jake Beren | September 13, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Jake Beren and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The team enjoyed warm, calm weather while on the summit. They are currently descending back to Camp Muir where they will pack up and refuel before continuing their descent to Paradise. We look forward to seeing the team in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s team.


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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • Seminar Climbers en route to Camp Muir on May 25.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Expeditions Skills Seminar - Muir team on the summit of Mt. Rainier May 28th.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • Enjoying the sunrise from Camp Muir during the Seminar.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Mt. Rainier summit crater. Photo: Linden Mallory
  • RMI climbers ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier in poor visibility. Photo: Ed Viesturs
  • 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