Entries By brent okita
May 20, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Bryan Mazaika reached the summit just before 7:30 am. Brent reported 10-15 mph winds and partly sunny conditions on the summit. The teams spent an hour on the summit before starting their descent. We look forward to seeing them back in Ashford this afternoon.
Way to climb , Justin, so glad you had this amazing experience! Can hardly wait to see your photos and see you on level ground. Love, grandpa and grandpa
Posted by: John and jeri simonson on 5/24/2018 at 10:39 am
Congratulations Kevin, Matthew and Timo!! Wow. Can’t wait to hear the story
Posted by: Jan & Brian on 5/20/2018 at 10:34 am
May 11, 2018
The Five Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Bryan Mazaika reached 11,000’ on their summit attempt of Mt. Rainier this morning before poor weather and visibility forced the team to turn at Ingraham Flats. Brent reported cold and windy temperatures with some blowing snow. The team is back at Camp Muir and will start their descent at 9 am. They will be back at Rainier Basecamp in the early afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s Team!
Climbing mountains has never entered my mind in the past as a challenging activity in which I would want to participate. However, since my son, Frank in this week’s climb, began his quest to reach the summit of each of the 50 states, I have begun to look more closely at the challenges faced by such intrepid climbers. I have found this RMI web site has some of the best information on many of the desirable mountains. I was disappointed, though, not to find any information about Britton Hill “:-)” included.
Seriously, I pray for the success of this week’s climb and the safety of all the members. May God go with you all.
Posted by: Fred Wendt on 5/12/2018 at 9:31 am
September 27, 2017
RMI Guide Brent Okita just called in from the Mt. Rainier summit! The last of the teams are coiling in at the crater rim and enjoying magnificent views with just a breath of wind. They will be on the summit for about an hour and radio us when they begin their descent back to Camp Muir.
Congratulations seminar team!
Enjoy the beauty and wonder of the world. Take in every precious moment. Even though we are not there, we are always with you in heart, supporting every step of your journey.
Jane & Zorba
Posted by: Jane Ccaihuari and Zorba on 9/28/2017 at 8:19 am
Enjoy the adventure Layton!! Proud of you, be safe, can’t wait to hear the stories and see pictures.
Posted by: Sondra and Harry on 9/28/2017 at 7:57 am
September 23, 2017
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by Brent Okita and Jess Matthews, turned at 12,300’ this morning. Weather conditions kept them from going higher as they ascended into a cloud cap and increasing winds. The teams are currently headed back to Camp Muir where they will pack up and continue their descent down the mountain.
September 18, 2017
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb team, led by Brent Okita and Jess Matthews, called from Camp Muir. High winds, blowing snow and poor visibility kept the team at Camp Muir. The team began their descent at 8:45 a.m. and will be back to Rainier Basecamp around 1:00 this afternoon.
September 16, 2017
Our Four Day Summit Climb September 13 - 16 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. RMI Guides Brent Okita and Andy Bond led their teams to the crater on a clear and windless day. The teams will enjoy the views from the top before returning to Camp Muir and then continuing their descent to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s climbers!
Andy, Alan and Joe were great! They worked hard to ensure the safety our group and went above and beyond at every level to make this a memorable experience. Being my first time climbing a mountain I had very high expectations of the experience. Amazingly, the actual event wildly exceeded those expectations. This had a lot to do with the professionalism, experience and competency level of our guide team, led by Andy. They made this an exceptional learning experience and can’t wait to get back up to the mountain with them. Thanks to our guides and RMI!
Posted by: Jesse Hutton on 9/18/2017 at 10:38 am
Andy and Brent…and the entire RMI team were fantastic in bringing a group to the top who came down with great memories and many new friends. Memories for a lifetime. Thanks guys.
Posted by: Eric Muller on 9/17/2017 at 11:42 am
September 11, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier and are now on the descent. Brent reported clear and beautiful skies with winds of about 25 mph.
Congratulations today’s team!
September 6, 2017
RMI Guides Brent Okita and Steve Gately led their Four Day Summit Climb team to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The air is smoky and the winds are light. The team will spend a little bit of time in the crater before starting their descent.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!
Grant and Brian return TOGETHER, in one whole piece? ;)
Congrats to the team, SO EXCITED to hear all about it!!!
Posted by: MerBear on 9/7/2017 at 3:51 am
Keep climbing! Send pictures when you have them. Air is smoky here too. .......Mom
Posted by: Kay on 9/6/2017 at 3:22 pm
August 29, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb lead by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Christina Dale reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:30am today! The team has started their descent and are en-route to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s team!
Congratulations, Jake - and the whole gang! I’m so happy for you and proud of you! I love you so much!
Posted by: Susan on 8/29/2017 at 5:37 pm
August 25, 2017
RMI Guide Brent Okita checked in from Columbia Crest at 6:45 am today. The Four Day Summit Climb August 22 - 25 teams enjoyed a beautiful morning on their way to the summit crater of Mt. Rainier. They will spend some time soaking in the views before starting their descent. Once back at Camp Muir the teams will re-pack and continue to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s climbers!
So excited for you Greg! Hope that this will be a beautiful weekend for you! You have worked so hard to make this trip! Know you are loved!
Posted by: Julie on 8/25/2017 at 10:12 pm
Congratulations! Proud of you guys.
Posted by: Scott Smitherman on 8/25/2017 at 9:25 am