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July 18, 2018
Posted by: Brent Okita
RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Brent Okita reported a beautiful day with 30 mph winds on the summit. The team spent about an hour on the summit enjoying the views before starting their descent.
Congratulations to today’s Team!
Congrats! I summited Mount Saint Helens on the 18th as well and the wind at crater rim was insane! Had to have been over 25mph. Thank goodness for goggles.
Posted by: Casey on 7/21/2018 at 1:37 pm
July 11, 2018
This morning our Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams reached the highest point in Washington in beautiful, clear weather. The teams also met up with our Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons team that ascended from Camp Schurman. After many high-fives and handshakes, they all began their descent down their respective routes.
A great job by all teams!
Great job Climbers! Can’t wait to hear all about it & see pics. We’ll have dinner for the team & Rick’s favorite cookies tonight. Your Mammas love you!! Mamma Kerr :)
Posted by: Mamma Kerr on 7/11/2018 at 2:44 pm
RMI Guides Brent Okita & Andy Bond radioed from Columbia Crest this morning with the Four Day Summit Climb teams July 5 - 8. Brent reported a fantastic day with very little wind and great route conditions. Both Summit Climb teams saw 100% of their team members standing on the summit today!
The teams will return to Camp Muir for a quick break to repack before continuing down to Paradise.
Congratulations to all Summit Climb team members!
July 5, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb July 2 - 5, 2018 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning just before 6:30 AM PT led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Chase Nelson. The teams reported steady winds of 25-30 mph throughout their ascent. They were able to spend some time on the summit enjoying the blue skies and sunshine this morning and began their descent from the crater rim around 7:30 AM PT. They will continue their descent to Paradise later this afternoon and we look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!
Congrats Reed & Jacob!! Hope you got some great pictures to share!!
Posted by: Laurie L Jackson on 7/5/2018 at 3:08 pm
Congratulations Reed and Jacob! Hope you had a fantastic time. Looking forward to hearing the stories and seeing the pictures. Finish safe! See you soon.
Posted by: Patsy Whited on 7/5/2018 at 2:12 pm
July 1, 2018
Posted by: Brent Okita
The Mt. Rainier Four Day Summit Climb team, led by Brent Okita, reached the summit in some windy conditions. The team spent some time on the summit and began their descent at 8:00 a.m. We look forward to congratulating them at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.
June 23, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb led by Brent Okita and Casey Grom were standing on the true summit of Mt. Rainer, Columbia Crest, at 7:00 AM PT this morning. At the time of the call they reported winds at about 30 MPH and were beginning the journey back across the crater of Mt. Rainier for the descent. We are looking forward to seeing them back on our Ashford Basecamp sometime around 3:00 - 5:00 PM PT.
Yah! What were the weather conditions- wind speed and all?
Posted by: Hollyanne on 6/24/2018 at 11:20 am
Congratulations to your team….....Quite an accomplishment, you’re to be proud ! ! !
Posted by: Barbara Jones on 6/23/2018 at 9:47 pm
June 17, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb June 14 - 17 Teams were turned back by poor weather this morning. RMI Guide Brent Okita reported that the teams climbed to 11,000’ feet before high winds, snow and poor visibility forced them to retreat to Camp Muir. The teams will descend to Paradise and then Rainier BaseCamp later this morning.
To the Harts, Sorry to hear that you had to turn back. Better luck on the next one. Lol. .Mom & Dad
Posted by: David & Jonne' on 6/17/2018 at 1:44 pm
Oh Gosh Joe and Sandhya. So sorry to hear this but glad you are staying safe!
Posted by: Patricia Huff on 6/17/2018 at 11:20 am
June 12, 2018
The Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Chris Ebeling reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Brent reported clear skies and light winds of about 20 mph. The team will descent back to camp Muir for their final night on the mountain.
Congratulations to today’s team!
What an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations to the entire team. Way to go Gwen and Elizabeth!
Love from the Mathewson/Niehaus Family
Posted by: Lori Mathewson Niehaus on 6/12/2018 at 10:59 am
Congrats to Brent and his team - You led a trip last year when Andy Renner attempted Rainer and he and your colleagues will try again tomorrow (6/13) and I hope that you (literally!) paved the way for his group to make it all the way. Best wishes
Posted by: Stephanie Renner on 6/12/2018 at 10:03 am
June 6, 2018
RMI Guide Brent Okita radioed at 6:52 am PT as the Four Day Summit Climb teams were approaching the crater rim. Brent reported chilly temps and light winds. They will enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent. They will return to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!
Absolutely amazing climb!!! Can’t say enough about RMI and to all our guides. You guys really set the tone for my passion for mountaineering. Many a climbs to come with you guys!!! Ecuador, Mexico, Denaili and many more to come!!
Congrats to my new climbing friends on the successful summit!!!
Posted by: Tanner Morrison on 6/7/2018 at 1:35 pm
Amazing Heidi!!! We are all impressed back here at zero elevation. Can’t wait to hear all about it. I hope someone is takin pictures.
Stay warm. Love Eloise, Max and Marco
Posted by: Allison on 6/6/2018 at 3:19 pm
May 31, 2018
Today’s mixed bag of weather didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm to train in and around the crevasses near Camp Muir. If anything, we were all smug in the knowledge that we took advantage of fantastic weather when we could to summit and would deal with less than ideal weather for our training.
Even the blisters and sore feet of the climb seemed to go away with our great night of sleep.
I was impressed with how the group really learned the skills to effect a rescue of a partner from a crevasse, then jumped at the chance to get back in the hole to ice climb out. Most even got in seconds on the ice climbs.
Our evening talk in the bunkhouse covered everything from altitude illness, mountain medicine, expedition life, Denali and Everest to things better left unmentioned here. I apologize in advance to all of you if your partners on this seminar come home with ambitions to climb more and bigger mountains in the future.
Tomorrow, sadly, is our last day. However, a morning of training will be followed by excitement to get down off the mountain, have a beer and burger and get back to our loved ones and the comforts of home.
It’s been a great week and we hope to be able to climb together again sometime soon.
Au revoir from Camp Muir.
Welcome back to earth team! Can’t wait to see you Glo! Yep, it’s me again! Glo’s proud mama!
Posted by: Michelle Mom on 6/1/2018 at 1:30 am