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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


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

Posted by: Brent Okita, Pete Van Deventer | August 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning at approximately 6:30 am.  The teams reported warm temperatures and a near windless morning.  The teams were able to spend some time on top enjoying the sunshine and views.  They will return to Camp Muir and complete their climb today with their final descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Way to go Kate!! Congrats—You must have seen a spectacular sunrise. What a great accomplishment—can’t wait to see the pics. and hear what the experience meant to you.

You are… read more

Posted by: Uncle Dan and Aunt Pat on 8/27/2014 at 8:10 pm

Awesome job Kate!  We are so stoked for you and can’t wait to hear all about it!  Check another one off the list! 
Courtney and Melissa

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Posted by: Courtney Baker on 8/27/2014 at 7:33 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on Columbia Crest!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King | August 23, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 6:45 am the Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike King were approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier, Columbia Crest.  Brent reported a beautiful day with a slight cloud ceiling above them.  The teams will enjoy the views from the top and then descent to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise this afternoon.

We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

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Fred,
Happy trails ... Up and down. Enjoy the view. Psalm 91.

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Posted by: Jon and Cathy on 8/24/2014 at 9:34 am

Good luck everyone, especially Fred and Warren, have a wonderful experience!!!!! We we will be on the lookout from below ;)

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Posted by: The Newmans on 8/24/2014 at 6:56 am


Mt. Rainier: August 16th Summit!

Posted by: Ben Liken, Brent Okita, Leon Davis | August 16, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

With the freezing level at 13,500’, the Mount Rainier summit climb teams reached the top just after 6:00 a.m.  RMI Guide Ben Liken reported light winds and sunny with a cloud deck below Camp Muir. They spent over an hour on the summit taking in the views and crossing through the crater to Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington.  By 7:45 a.m. both teams had crested back over the crater rim and began their descent to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

An RMI team on the upper section of Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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That was the strongest experience of my life. I was overflown by emotions of so many kinds. Special and the hugest THANK YOU go to Brent, Ben, and Pepper -… read more

Posted by: Alik Levin on 8/17/2014 at 8:38 am

Just a note to express a heartfelt “THANK YOU!” to our awesome guides: Ben, Brent and Pepper.  What an amazing climb!  Ben, Brent, Pepper, you were so dedicated, patient and… read more

Posted by: Christian Molnar on 8/16/2014 at 8:40 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach Summit

Posted by: Eric Frank, Brent Okita | August 12, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  RMI Guide Brent Okita led the Four Day Summit Climb and Eric Frank led the Five Day Summit Climb team.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim at 7 am and reported light winds and a bit of a cloud cap.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them back at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

An RMI Team descending from the summit of Mt.Rainier in early August.  Photo: Mike Walter
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You did it!!!  I love you and we are all so proud of you!  You are awesome!!!

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Posted by: Bobbie Jo on 8/12/2014 at 7:06 pm

Daddy! YoU did it! I am so proud of going after a dream and actually living it! You are such a great example. I love you daddy and I cannot… read more

Posted by: MariJo on 8/12/2014 at 3:16 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 7th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Garrett Stevens, Walter Hailes | August 07, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Brent Okita and Walter Hailes, reached the summit at 7:00 a.m.  The winds were 20-25 mph and a clear day.  They are currently descending to Camp Muir.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz, led by Garrett Stevens, is currently on the summit reaching the top via the Kautz Glacier Route.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

View of Mt. Adams from high break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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Congrats Shane!!! I am so proud of you and your
dedication. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Love-
Misty, Nathan, Ayden, and Brinley

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Posted by: Misty on 8/8/2014 at 12:49 pm

I want to thank Brent again for all of his assistance and support on the climb.  I couldn’t have done it otherwise.

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Posted by: Jerry Thomas on 8/8/2014 at 7:11 am


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

Posted by: Brent Okita, Lindsay Mann | July 26, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Lindsay Mann reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported clear skies and good climbing.  They were able to enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent around 7:30 am.

The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!


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