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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
May 6, 2021
The team completed their Mountaineering School on Tuesday and ascended to Camp Muir yesterday for their first night at 10,080'. They will return to Camp Muir today for their final night on the mountain. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp tomorrow.
A valiant climb made by all! Good work, climbers. Sorry you did not reach the summit, but glad for your safety. <3
Posted by: Lauren Kraft on 5/7/2021 at 9:20 am
Hope they get the chance and make the summit.
Posted by: Don West on 5/6/2021 at 9:56 pm
April 26, 2021
The Mt. Rainier Five Day Climb, led by RMI Guides Mike King and Andy Bond, reached the summit today! They enjoyed calm winds and great conditions on their climb today. The teams will return to Camp Muir for their second night on the mountain. We look forward to congratulating them in Ashford tomorrow afternoon!
Congratulations, well done!
Posted by: Mark M on 4/27/2021 at 5:45 pm
Posted by: Christine Malatras on 4/27/2021 at 9:57 am
September 30, 2019
Hey Steve - sorry to hear you didn’t quite summit! How many did you end up with this year? Looking forward to climbing with you next season!
Posted by: John Murray on 9/30/2019 at 2:28 pm
September 22, 2019
September 15, 2019