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July 28, 2022
The Four Day Climb July 25 - 28 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Ben Liken. Clear skies and warm temperatures continue in the area. Once the teams return to Camp Muir they will take a quick break to re-hydrate and re-pack their gear before continuing the remaining 4.5 miles to Paradise. The teams will celebrate their achievements later this afternoon at Rainier Basecamp.
Congratulations to today's climbers!
April 24, 2022
RMI Guides Grayson Swingle and Ben Liken reported the Five-Day climbing teams enjoyed a beautiful sunrise this morning. The team spent two nights at Camp Muir and enjoyed lots of hands-on training and practice to enhance their glacier travel skills all while ascending to Camp Muir in wonderful spring conditions. The team will descend to Basecamp and celebrate their accomplishments before everyone begins their next adventure home.
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
September 22, 2019
July 11, 2019
Posted by: Ben Liken
Good luck, Bill! We’re rooting for you!
Posted by: Ann Gawalt and Brian Rushforth on 7/12/2019 at 3:24 pm
Good luck Bill and Chris!
Posted by: Thomas J Lapato on 7/12/2019 at 4:37 am
May 11, 2019
This was a great experience for me and my two boys, that we will never forget. Our team of climbers was made up of a great mix of people who all came together to get to the top. I’m proud have climbed with you guys and you’ve inspired me to be better.
On the guides; A thing I learned very early in my Marine Corps career was how to spot professionalism and raw, unfiltered competence. This is especially important when serving in a combat zone. You learn quick to spot people who know what the hell they are talking about because lives and mission rest on it. From the very first meeting it was very obvious to me that Rob, Josh and Chad had this talent in abundance and it became even more evident on the mountain. Thanks guys, you humbled this old Jarhead (not easy, lol), with your knowledge, physical ability and spot on climbing guidance.
I hope we get to climb together again soon
PS: Tell Josh I’m working on my walking skills and hope to cut my future descent trip/falling to less than 10 per mile. ;).
Posted by: Paul Roarke on 5/14/2019 at 6:36 am
Incredible experience!! So proud to climb alongside such an awesome team and couldn’t have asked for better guides. Miss everyone already :) Thanks for everything!!
Posted by: Anna Dooner on 5/13/2019 at 7:51 pm
August 17, 2018
Looks like the Alabama gang had success, congrats
Posted by: Don Baggett on 8/17/2018 at 12:43 pm
Way to go Mike and team
Good luck on the descent.
Posted by: Angela on 8/17/2018 at 9:12 am
June 15, 2018
Great Work Son
Posted by: Dad on 6/25/2018 at 7:42 am
Congrats to the team!!!!! Amazing job
Posted by: Cheryl Barry on 6/16/2018 at 1:40 pm
June 21, 2017
June 12, 2017
Congratulations Casey, we saw in paradise on Saturday when they returned from their mountain school!
Posted by: Luis Carrasco on 6/12/2017 at 10:13 am