Posts for North Cascades

Mt. Shuksan: Nugent & Team Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent | August 26, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

Update - August 26th 5:35 pm

Just checking in from camp! All our safe and sound after our successful summit of Mt. Shuksan earlier today.

Original Dispatch

Hey everybody! It is Billy checking in here from the summit of Mt. Shuksan with 100 percent of our crew. We all styled our way up the Central Gully. And yeah, we’re enjoying a nice sunny day on top, a little bit of smoke in the air but not too bad, a little bit of breeze but again not too bad. We’ll check in once more when we get back into camp safe and sound. So that’s all for now. Whelp, see ya.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

The view of Mt. Baker from the summit of Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall



Mt. Shuksan: Nugent & Team Ready for Summit Bid

Posted by: Billy Nugent | August 25, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades

Hi all,

Checking in after a great day of anchor and crevasse rescue training out here on the Sulphide Glacier. Our team enjoyed gorgeous views and perfect warm, sunny weather as we continued moving through our Expedition Seminar curriculum. We knocked off around 5:00 this evening and sat for a quick summit briefing in preparation for tomorrow’s summit climb… If all goes well we’ll be checking in tomorrow from Shuksan’s beautiful summit.

Hasta maƱana!

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

High Camp on Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
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Good luck on your climb and training looking forward to climbing and training with RMI in the next year or two.  Currently working on physical conditioning now.

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Posted by: Kevin Stone on 8/26/2015 at 1:12 pm


Forbidden Peak: Eric Frank & Team Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank | August 25, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 8,815'

Hey, good afternoon. This is Eric Frank and Jeremy Davis calling from the top of Forbidden Peak! We had a great climb this morning. We took off just before 6:00 a.m. and hit the top right around noon. A good climb and seems like we are the only ones up here today. We will be heading down soon.

RMI Guide Eric Frank

Central Gully in the North Cascades. Photo: Eric Frank View of Forbidden from the West Ridge Notch. Photo Eric Frank


RMI Guide Eric Frank calls from the Forbidden Peak summit


Shuksan Seminar: Nugent & Team Check In from Their First Camp

Posted by: Billy Nugent | August 23, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades

Hey, it’s Billy here checking in on the expedition seminar here on the Sulphide Glacier on Mount Shuksan. Our team hiked up from the trail head today all the way up to the base of the glacier and put in a camp on a very, very dry Mount Shuksan. We actually camped a little higher than we normally would because the lower glacier is down to bare ice and it’s impossible to dig tents platforms. We are still within our permitted zone so all is good with the National Park Service. We are hanging out, chewing on food and relaxing after a long day of hard work. I will check in tomorrow after a day of training, and let you guys know how it went. So long for now.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent


RMI Guide Billy Nugent calls in from the Mount Shuksan seminar.

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So great to hear you all are making it up the mountain! Praying for a safe climb that continues to be fun and rejuvenating. Shoutout to my friend Jeremy -… read more

Posted by: Sara on 8/24/2015 at 6:48 am


Mt. Baker: Blais & Team Summit!

Posted by: Zeb Blais | August 23, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 10,781'

We reached the Mt. Baker summit at 9 a.m. PST!  Although we had lots of smoke from wildfires, we had clear skies at the top.  Our descent is going well and we will be at the trailhead later today.

RMI Guide Zeb Blais

August 23, 2015 - View taken today from the Mt. Baker summit. Photo: Zeb Blais
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To Grant, Beau, Chet and Phil. summating on aug. 24th…Good Luck…God Speed! Enjoy the view….Safe journey…up and down!..from..Dad/Lance

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Posted by: Lance Morrow on 8/23/2015 at 5:06 pm


Mt. Shuksan: Eric Frank & Team Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank | August 22, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

Good morning everyone. This is Eric Frank calling from the top of Mount Shuksan. We just climbed the Sulphide Glacier Route. Everything is going well. We walked up in the fog yesterday and didn’t have much visibility, but this morning was beautiful. We woke up to starry skies and had a nice climb up the glacier, and a great climb up the final summit pyramid. We are going to hang out for a few more minutes, and then make our way back down and rest, relax and hopefully get a nap in this afternoon. Take care. Bye.

RMI Guide Eric Frank

From the Mt. Shuksan summit to Mt. Rainier. Photo: Solveig Waterfall


RMI Guide Eric Frank calls from the Mt. Shuksan summit!


Sahale Mountain: Blais & Team Summit

Posted by: Zeb Blais, Robby Young | August 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 8,680'

Hi, this is RMI Guide Zeb Blais and team checking in from Boston Basin, our camp for Sahale Mountain. Earlier this morning we summitted Sahale under perfectly blue skies and low winds. Our team was strong all the way up and all the way down. We are enjoying the sunshine up here in the North Cascades.

View of the Quien Sabe Glacier on Mt. Shuksan from Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: Bridget Schletty

Mt. Baker: Frank & Team Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank | July 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 10,781'

Hello, this is RMI Guide Eric Frank calling from Grant’s Peak here on the top of Mount Baker. We just had a beautiful climb on the North Ridge Route. Had a few other parties up here today, but we had perfect weather, great views, and a good climb. We are going to hang out on top for another 15 or 20 minutes and then we’ll be headed back down to our camp. Hope everyone following along is doing well. Talk to you soon. Bye.

Ascending Mount Baker's North Ridge Route. Photo: Eric Frank An RMI climber ascending Mount Baker's North Ridge. Photo: Kel Rossiter


RMI Guide Eric Frank calls in from the Mount Baker summit.


Forbidden Peak: Davis & Team Summit!

Posted by: Leon Davis, Sid Pattison | July 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 8,630'

RMI Guides Leon Davis and Sid Pattison led their team to the summit of Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge today. Leon reported great but hot weather during the climb. They also enjoyed a quiet route with only one other party climbing today.

Congratulations to our North Cascades climbers!

The East and West Ridges of Forbidden Peak as seen from Sharkfin Tower in the North Cascades, WA. Photo: Kristina Weller

Mt. Baker: Grom & Team Summit

Posted by: Casey Grom, Chase Nelson | June 27, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 10,781'

RMI Guides Casey Grom and Chase Nelson and team reached the summit of Mt. Baker via the North Ridge. Casey checked-in from the summit reporting a great route, strong team, and beautiful weather with a steady breeze.

Congratulations!

An RMI climber ascending the North Ridge of Mt. Baker, WA. Photo: Eric Frank

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Recent Images From North Cascades

  • The view of Mt. Baker from the summit of Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • High Camp on Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • Central Gully in the North Cascades. Photo: Eric Frank
  • View of Forbidden from the West Ridge Notch. Photo Eric Frank
  • August 23, 2015 - View taken today from the Mt. Baker summit. Photo: Zeb Blais
  • From the Mt. Shuksan summit to Mt. Rainier. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • View of the Quien Sabe Glacier on Mt. Shuksan from Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: Bridget Schletty
  • Ascending Mount Baker's North Ridge Route. Photo: Eric Frank
  • An RMI climber ascending Mount Baker's North Ridge. Photo: Kel Rossiter
  • The East and West Ridges of Forbidden Peak as seen from Sharkfin Tower in the North Cascades, WA. Photo: Kristina Weller
  • An RMI climber ascending the North Ridge of Mt. Baker, WA. Photo: Eric Frank
  • High Camp on Mt. Baker, WA. Photo: Zeb Blais
  • An RMI climber ascending the North Ridge of Mt. Baker, WA. Photo: Eric Frank
  • An RMI climber topping out on the North Ridge of Mt. Baker, WA. Photo: Eric Frank
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  • Training on the Sulphide Glacier, Mt. Shuksan. Photo: Billy Nugent
  • Beautiful summit views on Mt. Shuksan. Photo: Billy Nugent
  • RMI team on the Mt. Shuksan summit! Photo: Solveig Waterfall
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  • High Camp on Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Shuksan High Camp, North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • Beautiful training day on Mt. Shuksan. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
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