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Mt. Rainier: Expeditions Skills Seminar - Muir on the Summit!

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

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Garret Stephens reached Camp Muir on Monday with their team.  This week has been beautiful and the team has spent their time on the mountain honing their mountaineering techniques.  This morning the team left Camp Muir en route to the summit.  They arrived around 6:30 am PT and were able to enjoy the blue skies and sunshine from the top.  The team will return to Camp Muir for their final night on the mountain and some additional training.  Tomorrow after noon they will return to Rainier BaseCamp.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

Seminar Climbers en route to Camp Muir on May 25.  Photo: Brent Okita The Expeditions Skills Seminar - Muir team on the summit of Mt. Rainier May 28th.  Photo: Brent Okita Enjoying the sunrise from Camp Muir during the Seminar.  Photo: Brent Okita

Mt. Rainier: May 23rd Update

Posted by: Brent Okita | May 23, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 13,200'

The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guide Brent Okita was unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Low visibility and windy conditions prevented the team from climbing above 13,200 ft. The team will descend back to Camp Muir before continuing on to Ashford this afternoon.

RMI climbers ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier in poor visibility. Photo: Ed Viesturs
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Sorry to hear of the news, but thankful you guys will be coming home safely. Sure wish the weather would have opened up for your summit push. Great job getting… read more

Posted by: RC on 5/23/2015 at 1:15 pm


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: May 13th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Zeb Blais | May 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Five-Day Muir Summit Climbs, led by Brent Okita and Zeb Blais, turned at the top of Disappointment Cleaver this morning due to weather. Cloud deck is currently at 8,700’.  Both teams left Camp Muir just after 9:00 a.m. PT.  Brent sent some photos as they descended this morning (shown below).

The RMI Mt. Rainier May 13th team crossing a crevasse on the upper mountain. Photo: Brent Okita The Mt. Rainier May 13th team descending from Disappointment Cleaver. Photo: Brent Okita The RMI Mt. Rainier May 13th team take a rest break at Ingraham Flats on their descent. 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


Mt. Rainier: September 27th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | September 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14, 410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team climbed in fresh snow deposited by the most recent storm, and enjoyed clear skies and light winds.  The team has started their descent and are en-route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to Today’s Team!

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I’m so proud of you Ryan - going after and accomplishing your dreams and crossing an item off of your bucket list - can’t wait to give you a big… read more

Posted by: Mark Polin on 9/27/2014 at 10:44 am


Mt. Rainier: Camp Muir Seminar Summits!

Posted by: Brent Okita, JJ Justman | September 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Today, RMI Guides Brent Okita and JJ Justman led their teams to the summit of Mount Rainier!  With a looming forecast of a change in our glorious weather, the guides decided today was the day!  They crested the crater rim around 7:40 a.m. and spent an hour on the summit before a cloud cap started to form and they began their descent.  The team is currently on the last stretch between Ingraham Flats (11,200’) and Camp Muir (10,000’) where they will celebrate and rest for the night.  The seminar has two more days to gain additional training before they end their week on Mount Rainier.

Congratulations to the teams!!!

RMI Guide and team ascending Mount Rainier just after daybreak. Photo: JJ Justman A cloud cap begins to form on Mount Rainier. Photo: Mount Rainier webcam Early Morning at Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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Jeff and the entire team congratulations on a great job.  We are sitting Ina bar in Moscow and everybody is cheering you on.  Mom and Dad

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Posted by: Donald Norris on 9/20/2014 at 6:18 am

Congratulations Marc!!!  We are so proud of you!  What an accomplishment!
Love you, Susan, Cameron, Sydney & Lucy

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Posted by: Susan on 9/19/2014 at 4:23 pm


Mt. Rainier: September 6th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Elias de Andres Martos | September 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit of Mt. Rainier Early this morning.  Brent Okita reported that it was the most beautiful day of the year, with zero wind.  A great day for climbing!

Congratulations to Today’s Team!

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Congrats Bill, Josh, and team! Thanks, RMI, for getting them up there safely. Enjoy the beautiful day!!

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Posted by: Meg Anderson on 9/6/2014 at 7:08 am

Congratulations Bill and Josh!!  So excited for you! Quite the accomplishment!

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Posted by: Liz Mangano on 9/6/2014 at 6:58 am


Mt. Rainier: September 2nd Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Geoff Schellens | September 02, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita radioed from the Mount Rainier summit! He reported fairly warm temperatures, sunny skies with winds 5-20 mph and gusts to 45 mph. At 8:15 a.m., the team left the summit and started their descent back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

View of Mt. Adams from high break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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High five!

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Posted by: Sherry Jones on 9/2/2014 at 10:01 am

Woo-hoo!  Congrats, guys!

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Posted by: Jennifer Dempsey on 9/2/2014 at 9:26 am


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