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Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar Kautz Team Summits

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!

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Mt. Rainier: June 3rd Team Summits!

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.

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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


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climbs Turned Due to Wind Slabs

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

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Turn Due to Weather

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.

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Mt. Rainier: May 16th Teams on Top!

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!  

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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


Mt. Rainier; Five Day Climb Team Turned by Weather at 13,000

RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Andy Bond led their team of climbers on the Five Day Climb May 3 - 7 to 13,000' today before deteriorating weather forced them to turn around.

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.

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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

Bummer.
Hope they get the chance and make the summit.

Posted by: Don West on 5/6/2021 at 9:56 pm


Mt. Rainier: Teams Led by King & Bond Summit!

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!

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Congratulations, well done!

Posted by: Mark M on 4/27/2021 at 5:45 pm

Great job!!

Posted by: Christine Malatras on 4/27/2021 at 9:57 am


Mt. Rainier: Bond, Gately & Teams Enjoy Sunrise at Ingraham Flats

The Four Day Climb, September 27 - 30, enjoyed a beautiful sunrise this morning on Mt. Rainier. Weather conditions and new snow on the route prevented them from reaching the summit today, however, they did ascend to Ingraham Flats to check out the views. The group has descended from Camp Muir and will return to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon. This is our final program for the 2019 Mt. Rainier season. Thank you for following along with our climbs!
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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!

/john

Posted by: John Murray on 9/30/2019 at 2:28 pm


Mt. Rainier: Bond, Schmitt, & Team Get Turned Around Due to Weather

The Four Day Climb teams led by Andy Bond and JT Schmitt heading up to Camp Muir for their climb tomorrow, September 23rd, decided to turn around in the face of bad weather. The team made it to just before the Muir Snowfield where they took a cold and wet break and discussed the realities of their situation. The weather above them was the same but with freezing temperatures and higher winds, making an ascent to Camp Muir too dangerous to continue. The team celebrated their high point and returned to Paradise where they were shuttled back to dry clothes and hot beverages.
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Mt. Rainier: Bond, Scott, & Team Retreat in Blizzard-like Conditions

The Four Day Climb teams led by Andy Bond and Nick Scott heading up to Camp Muir for their climb tomorrow, September 16th, decided to retreat in the face of blizzard conditions. The team made it just past Pebble Creek and onto the Muir Snowfield despite heavy rains. However, at about 7,300' the heavy rains quickly turned into blowing sideways ice and snow which forced them to make the collective safety decision to turn around and head back to Paradise. The team made their descent and are back in town wearing dry layers and sipping warm drinks.
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