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Entries By andy bond


Mt. Rainier: Paradise Seminar On Top!

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise, led by RMI Guide Andy Bond, was on the Mt. Rainier summit just before 7:00 a.m.  They are enjoying the Cascades Mountain views above a sea of clouds.  The team has been on the mountain since Monday learning many mountaineering skills to prepare for bigger mountain objectives, such as Denali in Alaska.  We look forward to hearing about their week of adventure this afternoon.

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Unable to Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb teams August 9-12, were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning due to route conditions.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and repack before continuing down to Paradise later today.

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Hello Tim,
I am sure it has to be such an amazing adventure!!!
So very proud of you for making the effort. Proud of the leaders and all team members.
There’s always another day!!!
Look forward to hearing all about it!

Love,
Mom and dad

Posted by: Pam on 8/13/2017 at 2:26 pm

Congratulations Erika and company!  WOW!  This is an amazing accomplishment.  I know it is not the top but the journey to get where you have gotten is something to be proud of. It is always good to work with mother nature and appreciate her messages. I am glad you all listen to that, to climb another day.

To future journeys.

Posted by: Darcy on 8/12/2017 at 5:49 pm


Mt. Rainier:  Summit Climb Teams on Top!

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by Eric Frank and Andy Bond, reached the summit at 6:15 a.m.  With good weather and light winds, they are on their way back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

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Wow!!  Looks amazing, Scott.  You are my hero!!

Posted by: Sandy Isham on 8/5/2017 at 10:54 am

Congratulations to Scott and the rest of team!! So proud of you Scott!!
Laurie

Posted by: Laurie on 8/5/2017 at 10:48 am


Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team Reaches Summit!

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons July 28 - 2 August, 2017 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 7 am.  RMI Guide Andy Bond and the team headed to the White River Camp Ground on Sunday after two days of training at Rainier BaseCamp.  They started on the route on Sunday and ascended to Camp Schurman yesterday.  They made an alpine start this morning and were pleased to report great weather and route conditions and that 100% of their team reached the summit today.  The team will return to camp today for their final night on the mountain.  Following some additional training the team will descend to the trail head and return to Rainier BaseCamp tomorrow.

Congratulations to the Emmons Seminar Team!

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Mt. Rainier: Five Day Summit Climb on Top!

RMI Guide Andy Bond and the Five Day Summit Climb July 20 - 24 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 6:30 am.  Andy reported warm temperatures and sunny skies.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and continue their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Five Day Summit Climb team!

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So glad to see the team reached the summit today.  Special congrats to son Dave Skofstad.  What a way to celebrate your birthday tomorrow! The kids just left and made something for you.

Posted by: Charlotte Skofstad on 7/24/2017 at 4:27 pm

So proud of my big brother Randy DeBoer. I am over 10 years younger and with my back and knees struggle to hike to the mailbox!  You are a stud big brother!

Posted by: Roger DeBoer on 7/24/2017 at 11:19 am


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Summit Climb 100% Success!

Congratulations to today’s Five Day Summit Climb Team July 8-12, 2017 who reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7 am this morning with 100% of their team.  The climbers enjoyed an hour on the summit of Mt. Rainier under blue skies and moderate winds.  The will descend to Camp Muir and continue down to Paradise this afternoon to conclude their program.

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I am glad our group completed the summit together. Thanks to Andy, Mike and Peter for their expertise and patience. I had a great time and will use the confidence from this successful climb to complete any other difficult task that I might face in the future.

Posted by: Chad Miller on 7/17/2017 at 10:36 am

Congratulations to the entire team!
Garrett, I’m so proud of you for doing this. I so glad you have developed such a love for the beauty nature gives us and for your sense of adventure!!!

Posted by: Maria (Garretts mom) on 7/12/2017 at 6:46 pm


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Summit Climb Enjoys Views from the Summit

The Five Day Summit Climb July 1 - 5, 2017 team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  RMI Guide Andy Bond said the route is in great shape.  The team will spend some time at Camp Muir before descending to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Five Day Summit Climb Team!

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Greta job from the Guides and the team. All of us reached the summit.

Posted by: Sastry Dhara on 7/7/2017 at 10:51 am


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Summit Climb Team on Top!

Our Five Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guide Andy Bond reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  They enjoyed calm winds and clear skies during their climb.  The team will descend to Camp Muir, rest and pack their bags, before continuing their descent to Paradise.  Once at BaseCamp they will gather for a presentation of certificates before concluding their program.

Congratulations to today’s Five Day Summit Climb team!

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Bless you all. Be safe on your decent.

Posted by: Donna Bolger on 6/28/2017 at 2:36 pm

Everyone, Thanks for an awesome trip up to the top of Mount Rainier. I could not have been more pleased with everything. Thanks for helping to make dreams come true. Mac

Posted by: William Mcneil on 6/28/2017 at 7:39 am


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Summit Climb Team Turns at 13,800’

The Five Day Summit Climb June 17 - 21, 2017 led by RMI Guides Andy Bond, Joe Hoch and Nick Scott made their summit attempt today.  High winds and firm climbing conditions prevented the team from going above 13,800’.  The group has spent the last two nights at Camp Muir, they will return to pack their gear and continue their descent to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

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Mt. Rainier: Bond & Five Day Summit Climb Team Reaches Summit

RMI Guide Andy Bond led the Five Day Summit Climb Team June 8-12 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  It is a beautiful day on the mountain with winds 10-15 mph and cold temperatures.  The cloud deck below is at approximately 8,000’ so the team enjoyed great views from the summit.  After spending two nights at Camp Muir they will return to camp and re-pack gear before continuing their descent to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Five Day Summit Climb Team!

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