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Mt. Rainier: August 27th Summit!

Posted by: Nick Hunt, Ben Liken | August 27, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climbs led by Nick Hunt and Ben Liken reached the top of Mt. Rainier this morning at around 7:06 am. RMI Guide Ben Liken reported sunny skies and light to moderate winds. The team will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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That’s so great, awesome job team! What a beautiful day for a summit! Can’t wait to do the same some day! Any difficult sections or close calls?

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Posted by: Eric Muñoz on 8/27/2015 at 10:15 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 21st Summit

Posted by: Casey Grom, Ben Liken | August 21, 2015
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Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Casey Grom and the Expedition Skills Seminar Paradise led by RMI Guide Ben Liken reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Ben reported sunny skies and a lot of wind on the summit. The teams began their descent around 9 am. We look forward to greeting them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

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Bett, you are inspiring.  Congratulations on reaching your goal. Such determination. Can’t wait to hear about it.

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Posted by: Peggy Meyer on 8/22/2015 at 7:21 am

Keep climbing Janet and Bet!! Thinking of you!

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Posted by: Di on 8/22/2015 at 7:19 am


Mt. Rainier: August 12th Update

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Kel Rossiter, Ben Liken, Eric Frank | August 12, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Mount Rainier Four and Five Day Summit Climbs, led by Kel Rossiter and Ben Liken, reached about 12,300 feet before thunder and lightning forced the team to turn.  The team is safely back at Camp Muir and began their descent to Paradise at 9:00 a.m.  The skies are currently hazy with a fair amount of smoke in the skies from various wildfires in eastern part of Washington.  Geoff Schellens and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz turned from their summit attempt yesterday at 13,300 feet.  They will finish their day of training and be back at RMI Basecamp later this afternoon.  The RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons, led by Eric Frank, checked in from camp this morning.  Their team is doing well, training today, and preparing for their summit bid in the morning.

View from the Mount Rainier Emmons Seminar Camp. Photo: Eric Frank The ridge below Castle Rocks, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter The Emmons Shoulder on Mount Rainier. Photo: Peter Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb & Expedition Skills Seminars on Top!

Posted by: Lindsay Mann, Ben Liken | July 31, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Lindsay Mann called from the crater rim at 7:30 am as they were ready to begin their descent.  Lindsay reported a beautiful day with a light breeze.  The ESS-Paradise led by Ben Liken was also leaving the summit to return to Camp Muir. Both teams will continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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Congratulations Summer and the entire team! Incredible accomplishment! Prayers and positive thoughts sent your way today.  Carol Wyble

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Posted by: Carol Wyble on 7/31/2015 at 10:33 pm

Rebecca, No surprise. You are a special force.  We are so proud for you.
Congratulations!

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Posted by: mom and Dad on 7/31/2015 at 8:47 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 19th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Ben Liken | June 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb, led by Seth Waterfall and Ben Liken, reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  Seth reported a fair amount of wind and cool temperatures with clouds hanging around 9,000’.  Both teams began their descent at 7:25 a.m.

An RMI team ascending to the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Go miki Mcadoo Kirby and Erik I will be watching for you

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Posted by: Janice on 6/21/2015 at 5:28 am

Seth, Bridgette and Blake, Thank you so much for such an incredible experience.  That sunrise was beautiful and finally reaching the summit will always be part of who I am. … read more

Posted by: Peter Hooker on 6/20/2015 at 7:52 pm


Mt.Rainier: June 9th Teams on Top!

Posted by: Ben Liken, Elias de Andres Martos, Leon Davis | June 09, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Elías de Andrés Martos and Ben Liken reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning and were beginning their descent from the summit around 7AM. It’s a beautiful day with clear skies and warm temperatures, the guides did report some strong winds on the upper mountain. Both climbing teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.  The teams will return to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford this afternoon. 

On the Kautz Glacier route, RMI Guide Leon Davis led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team will descend back to camp for their final night on the mountain. Tomorrow, they will descend to Paradise before returning to Ashford in the afternoon.

Congratulations Summit Climb and Seminar Climbers!

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Good luck Dad!! stay safe! I love you❤️

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Posted by: Maranda Sears on 6/24/2015 at 6:41 pm

Congrats to John Stout and team.  It sounds like it was a great trek except for wind. Safe travels down to Paradise!
Teena

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Posted by: Teena McDonald on 6/9/2015 at 7:23 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 1st Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Ben Liken | June 01, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Ben Liken reached the top of Mt. Rainier today.  Casey reported a touch and go summit as the team had climbed into a cloud cap and a bit of poor weather with some new snow and a bit of wind.  The Team is en route to Camp Muir and we expect them to be celebrating back at Rainier Basecamp later this afternoon!

Congratulations Team!

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Great job Chris !!!!!!! Sounds like a lot of wild weather!
Love
Mom

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Posted by: Robin on 6/1/2015 at 1:40 pm

Add: You’re the man, Brian!!

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Posted by: Judy and Alan on 6/1/2015 at 9:53 am


Mt. Rainier: May 17th Summit

Posted by: Ben Liken, Brent Okita | May 17, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four and Five Day Summit Climb Teams Led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Ben Liken reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  Brent reported clear skies, nice weather and great route conditions.  The teams were able to spend so time on the summit before starting their descent back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

The May 17th RMI Team ascending the Emmons Shoulder at 13,000 ft en route to the summit.  Photo: Zeb Blais The RMI Four Day Summit Climb Team on the summit of Mt. Rainier May 17th.  Photo: Brent Okita

Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Reaches 12,300’

Posted by: Brent Okita, Seth Waterfall, Elias de Andres Martos, Ben Liken | April 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter reached 12,300 feet on Mt. Rainier before being dead-ended by a crevasse. Despite the crevasse, the team has been enjoying excellent weather on the upper mountain. The team will descend back to Camp Muir for the night where they will continue their skills training.

The Winter Seminar team enjoys the sunrise on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita Sunrise on Mt. Rainier with Little Tahoma. Photo: Brent Okita The Winter Seminar Team taking a rest break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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good luck Doni n Pepi
gunna b wet n cold
b safe
have fun

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Posted by: Donato Arguelles on 5/10/2015 at 8:55 am


Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Enjoying Post Storm Sun

Posted by: Brent Okita, Seth Waterfall, Elias de Andres Martos, Ben Liken | April 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 6,200'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Seth Waterfall spent yesterday training on the lower slopes of Mt. Rainier. The team experienced stormy conditions with 5 - 6 inches of new snow overnight and some mild wind.

Today, the team is breaking camp and making their way uphill towards Camp Muir where they will continue their technical training. While breaking camp, the team enjoyed bluebird skies and beautiful mountain views.

The view of Mt. Rainier after the storm earlier this week. Photo: Brent Okita
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I hope you guys are well and wish you the best of luck.  I hope to climb this mountain sometime in the next year or so and I am training… read more

Posted by: Kevin Stone on 4/28/2015 at 6:38 am

Enjoy the climb. I was there on the same type climb with Brent and Elias in April of 2012. Lots to learn. Have fun. I am headed to the Alaska… read more

Posted by: John Newland on 4/16/2015 at 9:35 am


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