Posts for Mount Rainier

Mt. Rainier: July 28th Summit!

Posted by: Tyler Reid | 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.

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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Awesome job,  Congratulations to both teams, I know that the hard work training and the hard work climbing was well worth it.

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Posted by: Kevin Stone on 7/28/2015 at 6:01 am

Way to go guys!  We’re so proud of all of you!!!

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Posted by: Susie Fetzer on 7/27/2015 at 3:04 pm


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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Congratulations,  I’m so glad you made it.  Can’t wait to hear all about it. Love Mom

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Posted by: Wendy on 7/26/2015 at 2:51 pm

Congratulations!  What an awesome accomplishment

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Posted by: Diane on 7/26/2015 at 12:37 pm


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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it was a real priviledge to get to know, sweat, hike, and rope together.  Thank you Emmons team and expecially guides for making it worth it!  allen   (contact me… read more

Posted by: allen musil on 7/26/2015 at 10:10 am

Congratulations!!!  Must have been an awesome sight at the top of the mountain!

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Posted by: Wanda Ritter on 7/24/2015 at 9:40 am


Mt. Rainier: July 23rd Summit!

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Mike Uchal, Mike King | July 23, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Mike Uchal reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams reported a perfect day of climbing with light winds and sunny skies.

RMI Guide Mike King and his Expeditions Skills Seminar team also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Route this morning. They will descend back to Camp Schurman and spend some more time training on the mountain before returning to Rainier Basecamp tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Approaching the Emmons Glacier. RMI Photo Collection
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My son Ira & I summited with Mike Uchal & Steve on the 23rd! It was a great day, great experience and we had 9 great members of our team… read more

Posted by: John Ford on 7/24/2015 at 7:25 pm

Awesome.  Cant wait to hear from Lily!

love
Dad

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Posted by: john on 7/24/2015 at 7:42 am


Mt. Rainier: July 22nd Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Walter | July 22, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four and Five Day Summit climb teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning via the Disappointment Cleaver route.  Mike reported great climbing, light winds and mild temperatures with a few clouds at around 6,500’.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent and his Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team climbed via the Kautz route and successfully reached the summit of Mt. Rainier in time to watch the sunset. The team will be finishing up their training today and be back at RMI Basecamp later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

The Lower Castle on the Kautz Route. RMI Photo Collection
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Way to go Dad!  We’re proud of you.

Jackson and Griffin

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Posted by: Jackson and Griffin on 7/22/2015 at 7:48 pm

Go Lily go.  We are proud of you.

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Posted by: john krass on 7/22/2015 at 6:48 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs on Top!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Steve Gately, Bryan Mazaika | July 21, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Mike Haugen and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the crater rim of Mt. Rainier shortly after 7 am.  Mike reported good conditions with a sustained 20 mph wind.
The team will enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue 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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July 20th, 2015 I filmed at a distance and took photos of tremendous amount of dust from I’m assuming rock and debris coming off Willis Wall.  Lived here all my… read more

Posted by: Wendy Bitney on 7/21/2015 at 1:51 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 20th Update

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Robby Young, Brent Okita | July 20, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Robby Young called at 7:01 am as he and his Mount Rainier Four Day Summit Climb team were starting their descent from the crater rim.  Robby reported clear skies and a light, cool breeze from the NW.
RMI Guide Tyler Jones and his Mount Rainier Five Day Summit Climb made a sunset climb last night and reached the summit at 8:45 pm with 100% of their team.  He commented that it was the most beautiful sunset he has ever seen.  Tyler’s team is safely back at Camp Muir and will begin their descent later this morning.

Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
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Way to go Bud!
Love,
Mom and Dad

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Posted by: Tracy Avalos on 7/20/2015 at 9:28 am

So happy and proud of you Jim!

Love you,
Shellie

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Posted by: Shellie on 7/20/2015 at 7:19 am


Mt. Rainier: July 19th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | July 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and the Mount Rainier Summit Climb team stood on the highest point in Washington this morning!  Seth reported warm temperatures and no wind.  The team started their descent from the crater rim at 7:19 a.m.

An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Dear Lori and Dave - So great to see your smiling faces ontop of Mt. Kiliminjaro today!! You made it!! Wow!!

Have a great rest of the trip!!

Love,
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Posted by: Leslie Busch on 7/19/2015 at 12:36 pm

WOW - great job - so proud of Derick & the whole team!

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Posted by: wayne and catherine salkowitz on 7/19/2015 at 11:49 am


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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • 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
  • Ascending Mount Rainier at sunrise.. Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Sunrise on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • RMI climbers ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier though a cloud cap. Photo: Ed Viesturs
  • An RMI climber rappelling the Kautz Ice Chute. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI climbers celebrating on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Team descending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Guide on the Summit of Rainier. RMI Photo Collection
  • View of Mount Rainier from Paradise. Photo: NPS Webcam
  • Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The RMI July 3rd Four Day Summit Climb team enroute to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Sunrise on the Upper Mountain of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Traversing off Disappointment Cleaver on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection