Entries From Rainier 8-14-12

Mt Rainier: August 14th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita | August 14, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs August 11 - 14, 2012 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported a beautiful day with 25-30 mph winds and clear skies.  RMI Guides Brent Okita, Tim Hardin and Andres Marin started down from the crater rim with their teams around 7:30 a.m.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise later this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise crew moved to 9,000’ on Monday and set up camp where they will remain until Wednesday morning.  They watched a beautiful sunset last night.  Today the team practiced fixed line travel on a 60 degree slope and are currently hanging out in crevasses.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise working on their crevasse rescue techniques.  Photo: Mike King Technical training day on the Paradise Glacier, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Mike King

Great job Paradise crew! Danielle, I’m so proud of you (little sis). I hope the weather continues to be awesome for you all. Be safe and savor the scenery…God be… read more

Posted by: Tisha on 8/16/2012 at 6:40 am

Good luck on your summit climb in the morning Paradise crew.
We hope for more great weather! God bless you and a safe return.
Love you Danni

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Posted by: sam on 8/15/2012 at 6:16 pm