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Mt. Rainier: July 29th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike Uchal | July 29, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita with the Four Day Summit Climb along with RMI Guide Mike Uchal and the Five Day Summit Climb were approaching Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier, at 7:00 am. Brent reported light winds and clear skies on a beautiful morning. The teams will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

RMI Climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Yippee -  TRULY, a mountain-top experience!  I’m happy for you This is my third attempt to send you a comment.  Barbara very generously posted my name on her
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Posted by: Helen MacDonald on 7/30/2015 at 12:31 am

Congratulations Ruth and Martin!!!! We would love to see a photo soon !!!! Love, Cathy and Gopal

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Posted by: Catherine Shrestha on 7/29/2015 at 1:16 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 25th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Pete Van Deventer | July 25, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,200'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by Brent Okita and Peter Van Deventer did not reach the summit this morning.  The teams left Camp Muir at about 1:00 am in full hard shell layers, but it was not match for the weather. The team made the decision to turn at Ingraham Flats. They will be departing Camp Muir at around 8:30 this morning and be back in Ashford in the early afternoon. 

Congratulations to today’s teams!


Mt. Rainier: July 20th Update

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Robby Young, Brent Okita | July 20, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Robby Young called at 7:01 am as he and his Mount Rainier Four Day Summit Climb team were starting their descent from the crater rim.  Robby reported clear skies and a light, cool breeze from the NW.
RMI Guide Tyler Jones and his Mount Rainier Five Day Summit Climb made a sunset climb last night and reached the summit at 8:45 pm with 100% of their team.  He commented that it was the most beautiful sunset he has ever seen.  Tyler’s team is safely back at Camp Muir and will begin their descent later this morning.

Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
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Way to go Bud!
Love,
Mom and Dad

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Posted by: Tracy Avalos on 7/20/2015 at 9:28 am

So happy and proud of you Jim!

Love you,
Shellie

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Posted by: Shellie on 7/20/2015 at 7:19 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King | July 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike King lead their Four Day Summit Climbs to the top of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Brent reported nice conditions with a bit of wind on the summit.
Both teams began their descent from the crater rim a little after 7 am.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams.

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Congratulations Marc!  So proud of you!  Love Kim

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Posted by: Kim on 7/16/2015 at 7:51 pm

Way to go, Colin and Michael!

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Posted by: Tom Leatherbury on 7/16/2015 at 1:35 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 9th Teams 100% on Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | July 09, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

100% on the summit of Mt. Rainier!

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Leon Davis led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Brent reported gorgeous weather with no wind. The teams began their descent from the crater rim just after 7 am. We look forward to greeting them back in Ashford later today.

Way to climb!! Congratulations!

RMI climbers celebrating on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Way to go ....so happy to here that you guys were able to summit

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Posted by: Bill riggs on 7/9/2015 at 1:23 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 5th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita | July 05, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  Brent reported a great climbing and a beautiful day. 

Congratulations to Today’s Team!


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit on Top with 100% of Team

Posted by: Brent Okita | June 28, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita and all of his climbing team were descending from the Mt. Rainier’s crater rim at 6:33 am PST.  Brent reported good conditions with some high clouds and winds 15-20 mph.  The team will return to Camp Muir, repack and then continue their descent to Paradise.
We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to the entire Summit Climb team!

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Thanks to our guides Brent, Nick, and Blake for all your hard work and kindness. I had a great time, and I know the rest of the team did as… read more

Posted by: eric benz on 6/30/2015 at 6:57 am

Thank you Brent, for wonderful memories, stories to share and a safe return.

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Posted by: Kelly Gaddiss on 6/29/2015 at 12:30 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 23rd Teams Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Pete Van Deventer | June 23, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 6:45 am. Brent reported good weather with 25 mph winds. The teams spent about an hour on the summit before beginning their descent at 7:45 am.

An RMI Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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Woohoo! Can’t wait to hear all about it! What an adventure.

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Posted by: Barb & Mark on 6/23/2015 at 11:01 am

Yeah!!  I am so excited for the entire team, I can’t wait to see more photos.  AWESOME!!!  I am so proud of you Miki!!!!

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Posted by: Christine on 6/23/2015 at 8:33 am


Mt. Rainier: June 16th Emmons and DC Summits!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Casey Grom | June 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons Team reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier Early this morning via the Emmons Route. The team enjoyed beautiful weather this morning. They will descend back to Camp Schurman finish their week of training before returning to Rainier Basecamp Tomorrow.

Our Four Day Summit Climb team Led by RMI Guide Casey Grom and 100% of the team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning, they had great views and enjoyed the sun on the summit before starting their descent.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

Looking down on Camp Schurman from the Emmons Glacier. RMI Photo Colleciton
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Way to go Josh!  We love you!
From St Louis…
Mom

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Posted by: Christine on 6/18/2015 at 5:11 pm

Congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Greg Ott. What a fabulous birthday! We are all so proud of you!!

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Posted by: Tallie on 6/16/2015 at 9:04 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King | June 10, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike King reached the summit this morning around 7 am.  The teams enjoyed clear skies and warm temperatures with some windy conditions.  Both teams will descend to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams.

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What an amazing experience.  Brent, Lance, & JM did an incredible job getting us to the summit and I had a great time meeting our team. Definitely a trip to… read more

Posted by: daniel on 6/11/2015 at 11:21 am

Zach and Molly…....way to go!  Summit day 4….we are so proud of you!!!!  YAY Marquette flag on top! XOXO

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Posted by: Christiane & Jim on 6/10/2015 at 3:04 pm


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