Entries By andy bond
May 2, 2022
Early season weather kept the Mt. Rainier Five Day Climb from ascending above Camp Muir. The teams, led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Andy Bond reported windy and snowy conditions at Camp Muir. The climbers will make their descent to Paradise this morning and will be back in Ashford later day.
So good to meet you all and thanks to Andy and the gang for a fantastic time on the mountain. I’ll see you guys again in August for an hopefully successful summit bid.
The closed Longmire Gate still haunts my dreams.
Posted by: Xavier on 5/3/2022 at 7:08 am
August 29, 2021
The Expedition Skills Seminar, led by RMI Guide Andy Bond, spent six days in the North Cascades. They had a tremendous time learning mountaineering skills and to top it off, reached the summits of Mt. Shuksan and Mt. Baker! The team is currently on their descent to the trailhead where they will celebrate together before departing for home.
Congratulations to the team! Two successful summits!!
Posted by: Tracey Inman on 8/29/2021 at 9:25 pm
August 20, 2021
Posted by: Andy Bond
Our Mt. Baker - Easton Glacier team led by RMI Guide Andy Bond reached the summit early today. Due to a forecast of clouds and rain, the team decided to make their summit attempt a day early. Lucky them, this worked, and they reached the 10.781' summit! The rains hit when they got back to camp, so they will do their best to stay dry, and hike out early tomorrow.
KAT AND SAR WHOOOOOOOO. Sorry we lied what was hardest
Posted by: Wes on 8/21/2021 at 9:14 am
Congratulations everyone you made it! Josh your dad and I are so excited for you! Awesome job to the whole team!!!
Posted by: Robin on 8/20/2021 at 5:12 pm
August 12, 2021
The Four Day Climb team August 9 - 12 led by RMI Guides Andy Bond and Matias Francis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team enjoyed a spectacular meteor shower as they left Camp Muir on their alpine start and climbed toward the summit. Andy reported a beautiful day with calm winds and warm temperatures once the sun came up. The team was starting their descent from the crater rim just after 6:30 am PT. Once back at Camp Muir they will refuel and repack for the remaining 4.5 miles back down to Paradise.
Congratulations to today's climbers!
Wow! What an incredible experience. Definitely a special day on the mountain.
Posted by: Amanda P on 8/13/2021 at 11:28 am
August 3, 2021
RMI Guide Andy Bond and the Kautz Seminar July 30 - 4 August team reached Point Success today! The second highest of Mt. Rainier's three named summits, Point Success at 14,158'. The Kautz route was challenging for the team today with large penitentes and route finding, but they reached the summit with all of their team members, 100% success! The team will return to camp for their final night on the mountain. Tomorrow they will return to the trailhead and celebrate their week of training and climbing accomplishment.
Way to go team! Congratulations!
100% Success! Congratulations to all the team members!
Posted by: Tracey Inman on 8/4/2021 at 3:46 am
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