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Alaska Alpine Seminar: Marin & Team Help Prepare the Runway and Train at Basecamp

Our trip just keeps getting better and better.

Today we woke up with a crispy couple of new inches of snow in one of the most beautiful places in Earth, Alaska.  We enjoyed breakfast with our teammates and got ready to learn about snow anchors, belay systems and other technical systems.  The weather is little stormy so we decided to stay around camp to train today.

After lunch we helped pack the bush plane runway and got to move our legs and exercise for a bit.  The group is doing great and enjoy each other’s company.  Tomorrow we are hoping for a good window of weather to go climb.

All best from RMI Guide Andres Marin &the Alaska Alpine seminar

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Alaska Alpine Seminar: The Team Sets Up Camp at Kahiltna Base

Hello from the RMI Alaska Mountaineering Seminar – Alpine Team! The weather cooperated yesterday and we had the opportunity to fly into Basecamp.  Everybody was impressed by the great views. Flying into the Alaska Range is remarkable.

Once in Basecamp we got busy setting up our camp, making dinner, and finally crawling into our tents after a long day.

Today we will be staying relatively close to camp doing some technical training.  Its going to be a fun day!!!!

RMI Guide Andres Marin

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Alaska Alpine Seminar: Andres Marin & Team Kick Off the Alaska Season!

The Alaska season has begun!

We all met yesterday at the airport and drove through Wasilla to pick up some food items to take on our seminar.  After a great night in Talkeetna, we ate breakfast, and began organizing our equipment in preparation of flying on the glacier.

I’m glad we were so prepared.  After a pretty wintry day in Talkeetna, we received news that we are clear for takeoff!  We are loading the plane now.  There is always the possibility that the weather may turn and we’ll be headed back to Talkeetna but for now, all systems are clear.  Stay tuned…

All best,
RMI Guide Andres Marin and the Alaska Alpine Seminar.

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Mt Rainier: August 14th Summit!

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!

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 with you all.

Posted by: Tisha on 8/16/2012 at 7:40 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

Posted by: sam on 8/15/2012 at 7:16 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 10th Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb August 7 - 10, 2012 led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Andres Marin radioed from the Columbia Crest at 7:02 a.m.  The teams were enjoying clear skies, cool temperatures and a very light breeze on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  They began their descent from the crater rim just before 8 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a bit before continuing to Paradise this afternoon.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Well done!  Congratulations.

Posted by: John Canfield on 8/10/2012 at 9:02 pm

Congratulations to Troop 20 on your successful climb.  What an amazing accomplishment!

Posted by: Cindy Brady on 8/10/2012 at 4:29 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 26th Summit!

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Ed Viesturs led a team of climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier morning. The Four Day Summit Climb July 23 - 26 led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Lindsey Mann also reached the top today.

Both teams reported light winds and a beautiful day.  The climbers will descend to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.

In the North Cascades, RMI Guides Andres Marin, Eric Frank and Geoff Schellens led their team to the summit of Forbidden Peak.  All team members reached the summit yesterday.  They will break camp and descend to the trail head today.

Congratulations to the summit teams!


Mt. Rainier: July 13th Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb July 10 - 13 led by RMI Guides Andres Marin and Geoff Schellens reached the summit of Mt. Rainier.  The teams reported clear skies, light winds and beautiful day.  Both teams began their descent from the crater rim shortly after 7 am PT.  They will return to Camp Muir for a brief stop before continuing to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

So proud of you Andy.  Way to go “little brother”.  Can’t wait to see all the photos and hear about your adventure.  Love you,
Mary

Posted by: Mary Fochs on 7/14/2012 at 4:34 pm

Way to go Andy & Chuck!  You guys rock!  Take it easy on the way down and we’ll see you soon!

Posted by: Stevie Klein on 7/13/2012 at 12:18 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 8th Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by Brent Okita and Andres Marin reached the summit this morning in beautiful skies… and strong winds.  Brent said, “It’s windy but best day of the year so far.”  Clouds started to form on the summit as the teams began their descent to Camp Muir.

Check out the Mt. Rainier live webcams on our website.

Many thanks to our guides Andres, Leah and Levi for making it the experience of a lifetime.
Can’t wait to do it again on another mountain!

Posted by: Chris Lynn on 7/9/2012 at 8:53 pm

Way to go everyone! Can’t wait to see some pictures!

Posted by: W.B. on 7/9/2012 at 4:21 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 3rd Update

Today’s teams were unable to reach the summit due to high winds and new snow.  The Four Day Summit Climb led by Andres Marin and the Five Day Summit Climb led by Pete Van Deventer reported consistent winds with stronger gusts and two new inches of snow overnight.  At 8:00 a.m. PT the teams began their descent from Camp Muir.

Glad your team made the safe decision.  The mountain is not going anywhere hopefully for awhile. Jenelle

Posted by: Jenelle on 7/3/2012 at 12:18 pm

Too bad it did not work out for today, Steve and Chad.  Looking forward to your safe return.  Take care - G

Posted by: Gretchen on 7/3/2012 at 9:25 am


Mt. Rainier: June 28th Update

Our Four Day Summit Climb Led by RMI Guide Brent Okita reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team experienced clear weather, but strong winds.  They were able to spend a short amount of time on top and are now descending back to Camp Muir.

RMI Guide Andres Marin and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Kautz Team made a summit attempt this morning, but experienced much different conditions on the Kautz route and were forced to turn back due to strong winds. The team will spend the rest of their time on the mountain honing their mountaineering skills.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

WHAT’S YOUR PROGRESS? FAMILY IS WATCHING. SAFE TRAVELS DOWN. GODSPEED AND LOTS OF LOVE.

Posted by: FRED CHANEY on 6/28/2012 at 2:36 pm

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