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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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Mt. Rainier: August 9th Summit!

Posted by: Mike Walter | August 09, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Walter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  Mike reported broken clouds in the valley and clear skies above Paradise with light winds from the southwest. The team has started their descent and are now en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s team!

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Mt. Rainier: August 8th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Eric Frank | August 08, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Eric Frank led their Four Day Summit Climbs to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Billy reported lots of climbers on the route and light winds. The teams are enjoying some time on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing the teams in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: August 7th Summit!

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Kel Rossiter | August 07, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos and Kel Rossiter led our Summit Climb teams to the top of Mount Rainier this morning.  Their views spanned out to Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and other peaks in the Cascade Mountains.  Both teams began their descent after 8:15 a.m.

Congratulations Summit Climb Teams!

Glacier travel at sunrise, Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: August 6th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King, Pete Van Deventer | August 06, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 7:10 a.m. RMI Guide Brent Okita radioed from the top of Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington! There were 30 – 35 mph winds this morning and nice weather.  The cloud deck is below Camp Muir.  The teams will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent.
RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and his Expeditions Skills Seminar - Emmons will be traveling back to Rainier Base Camp later today.

View from the top of Mount Rainier, highest point in Washington. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: August 5th Summit!

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, Zeb Blais, Pete Van Deventer | August 05, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

7:05 a.m. PT
Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Zeb Blais called in after their successful Mount Rainier summit!  The teams ascended the Disappointment Cleaver Route in chilly temperatures, winds about 30 mph, and clear skies. Their ascent took 5 ½ hours. 

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Update 10:33 a.m. PT
Pete Van Deventer called from the Mount Rainier summit!  At 10:20 a.m. the Expedition Skills Seminar team reached the top via the Emmons Glacier Route.  They will spend some time taking in the summit views before descending back to Camp Schurman.  We look forward to congratulating them in person tomorrow when they descend off the mountain.

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Enjoys Views from the Top!

Posted by: Tyler Reid | August 04, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Tyler Reid and the Four Day Summit Climb August 1 - 4, 2015 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Tyler reported light winds from the North and a beautiful day to be on the mountain.  The team began their descent from the crater rim at 7:25 am PST.  They will return to Camp Muir for a quick break and to repack gear before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to the team!

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • Mount Adams from Ingraham Flats On Mount Rainier at sunrise. Photo: Lindsay Mann
  • 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