Entries By andy bond
July 24, 2021
The American Lung Association Climb for Clean Air team attempted their Mt. Rainier summit bid this morning. With an overcrowded route and standstill foot traffic, which would have made continuing on unsafe due to the time of day, the guides turned at 12,500'. The team is at Camp Muir and will begin their descent around 10:00 a.m.
July 20, 2021
Today's Mt. Rainier teams reached the summit at 6:00 a.m. They reported windy conditions with clear skies. The teams began their descent back to Camp Muir at 7:08 a.m. where they will pack up the rest of their gear and continue down to Paradise.
Congratulations to the summit teams!
July 6, 2021
100% on Top! The Mt. Baker - Easton Glacier team led by RMI Guides Andy Bond and Pepper Dee reached the summit of Mt. Baker early today. The team had a great day of climbing with beautiful route and incredible views the entire climb. They settled back in camp at 6,800' where they will re-fuel, rest for the night. Tomorrow they get an early start, pack up camp and descend to the trailhead.
June 28, 2021
The Five Day Climb teams for June 24 - 28, 2021 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier led by RMI Guides Mike King and Andy Bond. The teams reached the crater rim at 5 am, happily reporting cooler than expected temperatures for today. Blue skies and beautiful views were enjoyed from the summit before the teams began their descent. They are making their way back to Camp Muir where they will stop for a quick break and to repack their gear before continuing their descent to Paradise this afternoon.
Congratulations to today's Five Day Climb teams!
Congratulations! Great job Hannah Herbig
Posted by: Cyndi Herbig on 6/28/2021 at 7:46 am
June 24, 2021
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RM Guide Andy Bond reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team got an early start from Camp Schurman and reached the summit around 5:30 am. They will return to Camp Schurman for their final night on the mountain. Enjoy these photos from RMI Guide David Price taken from the summit crater of Mt. Rainier this morning.
Congratulations to today's Emmons team!
Doug and Erik — you went, you saw, you conquered! Revel in it!
Posted by: Rich on 6/24/2021 at 8:20 pm
Congrats Giorgio Kulp on checking off climb one in the ole bucket list. We are proud of your determination and the accomplishment. Can’t wait to hear the story of your adventure. Congrats to the entire team!
Posted by: Debbie Snyder and the Kulprits on 6/24/2021 at 6:23 pm
June 10, 2021
Posted by: Andy Bond
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team led by RMI Guide Andy Bond reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 10:45 am today via the classic and challenging Kautz Route. The team climbed above the clouds through knee and waste deep snow and navigated four ice pitches in the Kautz Ice Chute to reach the summit. They will spend the remainder of their time on the mountain honing their expedition skills, and plan to descend Friday.
Congratulations to Today's Team!
June 3, 2021
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Dave Hahn and Andy Bond, reached the summit at 6:30 this morning! The teams had some wind and clear blue skies on their ascent. They are currently working their way back to Camp Muir and we look forward to congratulating them at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.
Tyler, What an accomplishment!! So proud of you.. Can’t wait to hear all about your journey! Safe travel home. Carm and Les
Posted by: Carm Stasick on 6/4/2021 at 4:16 am
Great job Tyler! All that hard work paid off!
Posted by: Terri and John Hager on 6/3/2021 at 9:54 am
May 30, 2021
The Four Day Climb May 27 - 30 led by RMI Guides Andy Bond and Alan Davis reported pockets of wind slabs on the steeper portions of the route which forced the teams to turn around at 12,800’. They enjoyed a spectacular sunrise with great views as they descended to Camp Muir.
Photo: Andy Bond
May 23, 2021
The Four Day Climb May 20- 23, 2021 was turned around at the top of Disappointment Cleaver today due to low visibility, blowing snow and cold temperatures. The teams, led by RMI Guides Andy Bond and Taylor Bickford, returned to safely to Camp Muir and will be descending to Paradise later this morning.
May 16, 2021
The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Robby Young and Andy Bond reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team reported warm weather, and a great route. They spent some time on the top enjoying the views before starting their descent at 8:00 am PDT.
Contgratulations to Today's Team!
Congrats, big time! You will enjoy it the rest of your life! I have climbed it 4 times, one unsuccessful, so I guess 5 attempts and 4 successes. Best I remember, 2 in 1969 and 1970, 1 in 1972 and 1 in 1976. It has brought me joy ever since then. bb
Posted by: Bill Bussey on 5/17/2021 at 7:21 am
Congrats Caleb. Woot woot!! Looks beautiful. We are so proud of you. What an exciting accomplishment. Love you, Mom & Dad and your bros:)
Posted by: Carrie Olson on 5/16/2021 at 7:22 pm