Entries By brent okita
April 14, 2016
The Winter Seminar aborted their summit attempt this morning. At 13,000’ the team came upon a crevasse making that elevation their high point. RMI Guide Brent Okita reported that winds were about 30-35 mph and some blue skies were peeking through cloud layers above and below them on the mountain.
The guides said everyone on the team did an amazing job and all are safely back at Camp Muir enjoying some hot drinks. Once the team refuels, they are going to do some more training before calling it a day.
Way to go Jason!
Posted by: Brian on 4/15/2016 at 8:22 am
I’m so proud of you JoshuaBlu! I can’t wait to hear all about this trip!
Posted by: Melinda on 4/15/2016 at 7:54 am
April 12, 2016
The April 10th Winter Seminar had a beautiful day on the Muir Snowfield. The strong crew made their way up to Camp Muir taking in the Cascades and surrounding views. The team, being led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Elias de Andres Martos, checked in this morning. The winds during the night at Camp Muir had some strong gusts but are currently tapering off. The team checked in via radio while having breakfast and getting ready for a day of training.
WoW !!!! What an amazing landscape !!!! Hope you’ll be able to climb up to the summit :)
Posted by: Marika, Philipe, Rémy & Mayla on 4/13/2016 at 3:23 pm
September 27, 2015
The Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and JJ Justman reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Brent reported a beautiful day with clear skies and great climbing. The team will spend some time on the summit enjoying the views before starting their descent.
Congratulations to today’s team, what a great way to finish the 2015 Mt. Rainier climbing season!
I couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone and especially Caleb and Brent. True professionals in every sense. Thank you for the unforgettable experience.
Posted by: Jed on 9/29/2015 at 11:43 pm
Congratulations Kevin, a major accomplishment. I’m sure the view from the “top of the world was worth the climb”! Safe travels back home to you family. I hope to see you soon to hear all about it.
Posted by: Scott L. Robik on 9/28/2015 at 11:20 am
September 19, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Ben Liken were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning due to challenging route conditions. The teams called Camp Comfort at 12,700’ their high point. The teams will return to Ashford this afternoon.
September 10, 2015
The Expedition Skills Seminar – Muir led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike King reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7:22 am this morning. The teams reported clear skies and light winds. The team will spend one more day on the mountain training before descending. We expect them back to Rainier Basecamp tomorrow afternoon.
Congratulations to the Seminar Team!
Hurray William and Hudson! Knew you could do it! Hope you documented everything! Can’t wait to see you pix!
Posted by: MamaB on 9/11/2015 at 11:41 am
Great job everyone! Congratulations Steve and Lindsay!
Posted by: jen and pete on 9/10/2015 at 10:23 pm
September 5, 2015
The Mount Rainier Summit Climb turned at 11,400’ due to new snow and avalanche concerns. RMI Guide Brent Okita reported that the weather was beautiful but chilly at Camp Muir. The teams are safely off the mountain and will be back to Rainier Basecamp early afternoon.
JPW good luck to you and team
Posted by: CHRIS WALKER on 9/7/2015 at 9:19 am
Anticipating a great adventure tale - way to go Kimberly & team!!
Posted by: Jennifer on 9/5/2015 at 1:34 pm
August 31, 2015
RMI Guides Brent Okita and Zeb Blais lead their Four Day Summit Climb teams to approximately 11,400 on the Disappointment Cleaver route before turning around due to avalanche danger higher on the route.
The teams returned to Camp Muir and will begin their descent to Paradise this morning. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.
Thank you for bringing my husband Dan(and his crew) back safely :-)
Posted by: Kerri on 8/31/2015 at 5:23 pm
Tom, I hope it was a fun adventure - happy to hear everyone is safe! Looking forward to hearing all about it.
Posted by: LB on 8/31/2015 at 2:25 pm
August 26, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Brent Okita & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning at 6:35AM. They reported windy conditions upon approaching the crater rim and a chilly morning but overall good climbing conditions. After enjoying the views from the summit the teams will begin their descent to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford later today.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!
Yeah team Reiser! Woo hoo!!
Posted by: judy reiser on 8/26/2015 at 3:43 pm
Congratulations Mara and the rest of the group. You guys rock!!
Posted by: Tami on 8/26/2015 at 9:45 am
August 22, 2015
RMI Guides Brent Okita & Geoff Schellens led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams were able to spend about an hour enjoying the views on the summit. They began their descent from the crater rim just before 8 am. They will return to Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing down to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s teams!
Woohoo! Great job! You are amazing Janet Hernandez!
Posted by: Michele on 8/22/2015 at 11:47 pm
Yay Andi! Congratulations - own your moment! We love you!
Posted by: Jodie, Dan, and Elliott on 8/22/2015 at 3:17 pm
August 16, 2015
Posted by: Brent Okita
RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb reached Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier and in Washington State this morning. Brent reported gorgeous weather and an improved route. The team will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent to Camp Muir. At Camp Muir the team will rest and repack before continuing their descent. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.
Way to go! So excited for you!!!
Posted by: Paige on 8/16/2015 at 11:56 am
Great achievement ! Come to Colorado- w have 54 fourteeners!
Posted by: Beth on 8/16/2015 at 11:13 am