Entries From Rainier 6-25-14

Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams on Top!

Posted by: Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Solveig Waterfall | June 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Peter Whittaker along with Ed Viesturs led a team of eight climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  Peter reported light wind, great climbing conditions and a beautiful day on Mt. Rainier.  All eight climbers in the party reached the summit.

The Five Day Summit Climb led by Solveig Waterfall also topped out this morning with 100% of her team on the summit as well.  Both teams were beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7:20 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before descending down to Paradise and then to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!

Climbers on the Five Day Summit Climb enjoy the sunshine on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Solveig Waterfall

Awesome job Matt; I am so happy for you!  It looks like you had perfect conditions too.  I look forward to hearing about it when you get back.

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Posted by: John Boyce on 6/26/2014 at 6:54 am

Well done Dave,Mike and team! Thanks Ed and Peter for keeping them safe:)

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Posted by: Nat Turner on 6/26/2014 at 2:20 am