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Kilimanjaro: Dave Hahn Wraps up the Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari

Our last couple of Safari days were chock full of wildlife, natural beauty and exploring.  Tarangire National Park certainly delivered.  We saw hundreds of elephants dotting the landscape in family groups of fifteen to twenty.  We saw thousands and thousands of zebra and wildebeest.  Beautiful and exotic birds were everywhere.  We saw several great sleeping lions and we looked in every acacia tree for more big cats.  Despite the best efforts of our two dueling sharp-eyed naturalists; Driver Joseph and Climber Chris, we never did see the leopards and cheetahs although we were pretty sure they were watching us.  Something left for next safari.  None of us will soon forget this one though, and the peaceful night we spent out in Kikoti Camp overlooking Tarangire.  We watched a troupe of baboons climb a sheer rock face that final evening for no other reason than to watch the sunset from the top of the rock.  We’ll keep their example in mind -it is often worth going out of one’s way to see the wonders of this planet. 
Today we are flying back around this gigantic planet toward home.  Thanks for following along on our climb and safari.

Best Regards
RMI Guide Dave Hahn


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Turn at Disappointment Cleaver

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Pete Van Deventer were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier today due to gusty winds.  The teams turned back after reaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver.  The teams are descending to Camp Muir and then will continue their to descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Thanks to JJ, Jess, and Bridgette for guiding on the climb.  I couldn’t have imagined a better experience. First of many mountaineering experiences, glad you guys were part of it.  Looking forward to my next climb and hope to summit rainier with you another go around.

John Vasholz

Posted by: John on 9/14/2015 at 11:05 pm

Chad!  Sorry to hear you couldn’t make it due to wind, we were all rooting for you back here at the ACE program. I am sure you have good stories to tell and we look forward to hearing them.  Glad you didnt catch Summit fever.  Enjoy the rest of your trip.  Peace, bruh!

Posted by: Ed on 9/14/2015 at 2:56 pm


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

The Four-Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Tyler Reid were unable to reach the summit due to strong winds. The team has safely returned to Camp Muir.  They will descend from Camp Muir to Paradise this morning.  We look forward to seeing the team in Ashford later this morning.

Sorry to hear that you couldn’t make it….maybe next spring?

Posted by: Edward Waddell on 9/13/2015 at 9:37 am


Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

The Four-Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Walter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 6:40am this morning.  The Five Day Summit Climb led by Leon Davis also reached the summit today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

 

 


Mt. Rainier: September 10th - SUMMIT!

The Expedition Skills Seminar – Muir led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike King reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7:22 am this morning.  The teams reported clear skies and light winds. The team will spend one more day on the mountain training before descending. We expect them back to Rainier Basecamp tomorrow afternoon.

Congratulations to the Seminar Team!

Hurray William and Hudson!  Knew you could do it!  Hope you documented everything!  Can’t wait to see you pix!

Posted by: MamaB on 9/11/2015 at 11:41 am

Great job everyone!  Congratulations Steve and Lindsay!

Posted by: jen and pete on 9/10/2015 at 10:23 pm


Mt. Rainier: September 7th Update

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Solveig Waterfall were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier due to unstable snow conditions.  The Teams turned at 11,654’ on Disappointment Cleaver and are now safely back at Camp Muir.  They will start their descent and be back to Rainier Basecamp in the early afternoon.

Just spoke with a team member and learned of the incredible experience he had inspite of not making it to the summit. This grateful mom is thankful for the guides sound decision making! Congrats to all!

Posted by: Beth on 9/7/2015 at 2:43 pm

Way to go guys. Sorry the conditions weren’t better for you. Can’t wait to hear all the details of your great adventure.
Ray

Posted by: RAYMOND LABARBERA on 9/7/2015 at 12:58 pm


Mt. Rainier: September 6th Teams Reach 11,600’

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Leon Davis were unable to summit Mt. Rainier this morning due to avalanche hazards, poor weather, and difficult route conditions. The teams reached 11,600’ before making the prudent decision to turn around. The teams left Camp Muir at 8:05 am to start their descent back to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford later today.

Thanks Casey and Leon. Was a fun attempt and we’ll surely be back!

Posted by: Nicholas Hruch on 9/7/2015 at 9:40 am

Oops wrong mountain!  Sorry!

Posted by: Madge on 9/6/2015 at 3:46 pm


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Turns Due to New Snow and Avalanche Concerns

The Mount Rainier Summit Climb turned at 11,400’ due to new snow and avalanche concerns.  RMI Guide Brent Okita reported that the weather was beautiful but chilly at Camp Muir.  The teams are safely off the mountain and will be back to Rainier Basecamp early afternoon.

JPW good luck to you and team
    LYM

Posted by: CHRIS WALKER on 9/7/2015 at 9:19 am

Anticipating a great adventure tale - way to go Kimberly & team!!

Posted by: Jennifer on 9/5/2015 at 1:34 pm


Mt. Rainier: September 4th Update

The Mount Rainier summit climb teams, led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Zeb Blais, were unable to summit this morning and turned on the Disappointment Cleaver.  Although the weather was clear, calm, and cold, the avalanche danger and new snow kept the team from continuing their summit bid.  Both teams are safely back at Camp Muir and are planning a 9:00 a.m. departure to begin their descent to Paradise.

I know you are disappointed you didn’t get to summit, but we are so proud of all of you.  Can’t wait for you to come home so we can celebrate!

Posted by: Kim on 9/4/2015 at 8:07 am


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

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.

 

Sorry for the bad luck. I was at same spot in 2012 and had to turn back due to snow danger. The mountain will be there tomorrow.

Posted by: john newland on 9/4/2015 at 7:35 am

Bummer…Happy Labor Day Wknd…Walter-o
90 F + Hot + Humid + Storms Indiana
As you have plenty - Fwd Snow + Ice

Posted by: Walter Glover on 9/4/2015 at 6:28 am

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