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Mt. Rainier: August 19th Team Summits!

Posted by: Mike Walter, Mike King | August 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Mike King reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning and were leaving the crater rim at 7:09 am. Mike King reported light winds and overall a beautiful day. The teams will be back in Ashford later today.

Congratulations climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: August 18th Summit!

Posted by: Steve Gately, Geoff Schellens, Leon Davis | August 18, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Steve Gately and Geoff Schellens reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at about 6:45 this morning.  Steve reported winds of about 30mph at the crest, but overall a beautiful day.  The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir.

RMI Guide Leon Davis called at 7:30 AM this morning from the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons. He and the team are back at camp. They reached 11,600’, then turned due to a large crack. Later today they will take a walk to spend more time training about 500’ above Camp Schurman.


Mt. Rainier: August 16th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita | August 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb reached Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier and in Washington State this morning. Brent reported gorgeous weather and an improved route. The team will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent to Camp Muir. At Camp Muir the team will rest and repack before continuing their descent. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

An RMI team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier to Columbia Crest. Photo: Brent Okita
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Mt. Rainier: August 15th Teams Reach 12,800’

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Zeb Blais | August 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,800'

RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Zeb Blais guided their Four Day Summit Climb teams to Camp Comfort (12,800 ft) on Mt. Rainier before route conditions forced the teams to turn. The teams are descending to Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing their descent to Paradise. We look forward to welcoming the teams back in Ashford later today.


Mt. Rainier: August 14th Summit

Posted by: Jake Beren, Lindsay Mann | August 14, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Jake Beren and Lindsay Mann reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Jake reported cloudy, smoky skies, light to moderate winds, and mild temperatures. The teams left the summit just before 8 am to start their descent to Camp Muir. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!


Mt. Rainier: Emmons Seminar Unable to Summit

Posted by: Eric Frank, Bridget Belliveau, JM Gorum, Megan Budge | August 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,800'

RMI Guide Eric Frank and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning due to route conditions. The team climbed to 10,800’ before being forced to turn around. Despite being unable to summit, Eric and the team enjoyed and incredible meteor shower in the early hours of the morning.

The team is back at Camp Schurman and plans to spend the rest of the day doing crevasse rescue and ice climbing training around camp. Tomorrow the team will descend from Camp Schurman. We look forward to greeting them in Ashford tomorrow afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: August 13th Teams Reach Summit

Posted by: Mike Walter, Leon Davis | August 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Leon Davis stood on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Mike reported great weather with no clouds and light winds. The teams began their descent at 7:45 am. We look forward to seeing everyone back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

RMI Climbers on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall

Mt. Rainier: August 12th Update

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Kel Rossiter, Ben Liken, Eric Frank | August 12, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Mount Rainier Four and Five Day Summit Climbs, led by Kel Rossiter and Ben Liken, reached about 12,300 feet before thunder and lightning forced the team to turn.  The team is safely back at Camp Muir and began their descent to Paradise at 9:00 a.m.  The skies are currently hazy with a fair amount of smoke in the skies from various wildfires in eastern part of Washington.  Geoff Schellens and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz turned from their summit attempt yesterday at 13,300 feet.  They will finish their day of training and be back at RMI Basecamp later this afternoon.  The RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons, led by Eric Frank, checked in from camp this morning.  Their team is doing well, training today, and preparing for their summit bid in the morning.

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

Mt. Rainier: August 11th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita | August 11, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb team were walking onto Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington State, at 7:05 am this morning.  The team climbed into a light cloud cap, but otherwise had calm weather. They are now en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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Mt. Rainier: August 10th Summit

Posted by: Zeb Blais, Pete Van Deventer | August 10, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at about 6:50 am this morning.  The team climbed into a cap with some high winds and a bit of rime. They have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s Teams!

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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