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Entries By abby westling

Mt. Shuksan: Teams Get Above Smoke for Beautiful Summit

RMI Guide Joe Hoch reported beautiful views from their climb of Mt. Shuksan yesterday. Joe reported the following message from the summit: "Despite ominous smoke plumes all around us, we had a spectacular summit with a clear sky, warm temps, and views of so many mountains!"

The team has made it back to their cars and are headed home after their successful summit of Mt. Shuksan.

Congrats team!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Reach Ingraham Flats, Enjoy Sunrise

The Four Day Climb September 1 - 4 teams led by Dave Hahn and Abby Westling climbed to Ingraham Flats this morning and were able to enjoy the sunrise.  The teams were unable to climb higher due to route conditions.  As of 7:45 am all climbers had returned to Camp Muir. They plan to begin their descent from Camp Muir to Paradise around 9:30 am.  Thus the teams should reach Paradise around noon today.  Once back at Rainier BaseCamp they will conclude their program.

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Great trip and experience with “Team A.”  Thanks to our guides and the positive energy and helping us maximize our time.  Will definitely travel with RMI again.

Posted by: Timothy Josephs on 9/6/2022 at 6:45 am

I had a great time spending a few days on Mount Rainier. Sure, the route was cut short, but Dave, Joey and Jenna pulled out all the stops to make this a memorable climb and make me appreciate the many facets of the mountain!
Thank you,

Posted by: Alex Schmidt-Warnecke on 9/5/2022 at 8:20 am

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Summit with 100%

RMI Guides Mike Walter & Abby Westling led the Four Day Climb August 26 - 29 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning with all climbers in both groups.  Mike reported a beautiful day on the mountain as the teams were approaching the crater rim around 7:10 am.  Climbers will spend time in the summit crater before starting their descent, dropping 4,500' back to Camp Muir.  After a quick stop they will continue the remaining 4,500' to Paradise.  Once back at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon the program will conclude with a small celebration for the teams.

Nice work today everyone!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Teams Enjoy Beautiful Day

The Four Day Climb August 18 - 21 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning at 6:05 am.  The teams enjoyed clear skies and a light breeze during their climb.  They began their descent from the crater rim at 7:20 am to return to Camp Muir.  At Camp Muir they will repack and take a short break before continuing the final 4,500' descent to Paradise. 

Congratulations to today's climbing teams!

Photo credit: Ben Luedtke

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Mt. Rainier: Five Day Teams Makes Sunset Climb

The Five Day Climb teams July 30 - 3 August led by RMI Guides Jack Delaney and Abby Westling made a sunset climb to the summit yesterday evening.  The teams reached the crater rim around 8 pm and quickly began their descent as fairly strong winds accommpanied them the entire climb. The climb went well and the team was stoked to summit even with the constant winds.  As of 7 am the climbers were sleeping in at Camp Muir with plan to start their descent to Paradise around 10 or 11 am.

Congratulations team!

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Mt. Baker - Easton Glacier: Westling, Bealer and Team stand on top

RMI Guides Abby Westling, James Bealer, and teams stood atop Mt. Baker yesterday. After waiting out the rain all night, they departed camp in the morning and enjoyed the daylight during their ascent. The teams made it back to camp yesterday evening to enjoy dinner and some well-deserved rest. They will walk out of camp today. 

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Mt. Rainier: Rain Keeps Five Day Climbs at Camp Muir

Continuous rain overnight at Camp Muir, kept the Five Day climb July 2 - 6 teams from making their summit attempt. RMI Guide Casey Grom reported a slight break in the weather but the rain was continuing.  They plan to leave Camp Muir around 9:30 am for a hopefully dry walk down to Paradise.  The teams should return to Rainier BaseCamp in the early afternoon.

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Thank you Abby, Casey and all the guides for your leadership and hard work to help us all develop our mountaineering skills.

Posted by: Jeff Wrobel on 7/7/2022 at 7:24 am

Mt. Rainier: ALA Climb for Clean Air Teams Summit!

The Climb for Clean Air Team along with their RMI Guides Mike King and Abby Westling reached the summit of Mt. Rainier Early this morning. Mike King reported a good route, clear skies, but strong winds on the summit. The team spent a short time on top celebrating before starting their descent.

The funds raised by these climbers will support the American Lung Association’s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. 

Congratulations team for your success on and off the mountain! 

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Congratulations! You all did fantastic and you put in the work! So proud of your fundraising and climbing efforts.

Posted by: Brittany Groh on 6/24/2022 at 2:00 pm

YESSSSSS!!!!! Now, unlike myself, come down gracefully…;)

Posted by: John Pasikowski on 6/24/2022 at 11:09 am

Mt. Rainier: Five Day Teams Unable to Climb Due to Conditions

The Five Day Climb June 16 - 20 enjoyed a beautiful morning on the mountain and view from Muir Peak.  Route conditions prevented the teams from going above Camp Muir today.  The teams began their descent from Camp Muir around 9 am in the sunshine with a cloud deck below them around 7,000'.  All climbers will return to Rainier BaseCamp early this afternoon.

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Pleasure to meet you all! If you ever find yourself passing through Atlanta airport, please let me know. Will do anything I can to help you navigate through the busiest airport in the world. Cheers!

Posted by: Buddy on 6/23/2022 at 3:23 pm

Proud of this team! Great folks made for great times even while enduring tough conditions.  Proud of our ascent to Ingraham Glacier 11,200!!

Posted by: Bo Rucker on 6/21/2022 at 9:03 am

Mt. Rainier: Five Day Teams Enjoy Good Weather, Avalanche Danger Prevents Summit Attempt

The Five Day Climb June 11 - 15 led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Dominic Cifelli was unable to make their summit attempt due to avalanche danger.  The teams enjoyed two nights at Camp Muir with some good weather which allowed for training opportunities.

Photos: Dominic Cifelli

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