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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Turned At Disappointment Cleaver

Posted by: Brent Okita, Zeb Blais | August 31, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,400'

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Zeb Blais lead their Four Day Summit Climb teams to approximately 11,400 on the Disappointment Cleaver route before turning around due to avalanche danger higher on the route.
The teams returned to Camp Muir and will begin their descent to Paradise this morning.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

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Thank you for bringing my husband Dan(and his crew) back safely :-)

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Posted by: Kerri on 8/31/2015 at 4:23 pm

Tom, I hope it was a fun adventure - happy to hear everyone is safe!  Looking forward to hearing all about it.
LB

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Posted by: LB on 8/31/2015 at 1:25 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs on Top!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | August 26, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Brent Okita & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning at 6:35AM. They reported windy conditions upon approaching the crater rim and a chilly morning but overall good climbing conditions.  After enjoying the views from the summit the teams will begin their descent to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them in Ashford later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

Mt. Rainier as seen from Eatonville, WA on August 26th.  Photo: RMI Collection
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Yeah team Reiser! Woo hoo!!

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Posted by: judy reiser on 8/26/2015 at 2:43 pm

Congratulations Mara and the rest of the group. You guys rock!!

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Posted by: Tami on 8/26/2015 at 8:45 am


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

Posted by: Brent Okita, Geoff Schellens | August 22, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Brent Okita & Geoff Schellens led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams were able to spend about an hour enjoying the views on the summit.  They began their descent from the crater rim just before 8 am. They will return to Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing down to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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Woohoo!  Great job! You are amazing Janet Hernandez!

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Posted by: Michele on 8/22/2015 at 10:47 pm

Yay Andi!  Congratulations - own your moment!  We love you!

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Posted by: Jodie, Dan, and Elliott on 8/22/2015 at 2:17 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 16th Summit!

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

RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb reached Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier and in Washington State this morning. Brent reported gorgeous weather and an improved route. The team will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent to Camp Muir. At Camp Muir the team will rest and repack before continuing their descent. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

An RMI team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier to Columbia Crest. Photo: Brent Okita
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Way to go! So excited for you!!!

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Posted by: Paige on 8/16/2015 at 10:56 am

Great achievement !  Come to Colorado- w have 54 fourteeners!
Go Craig!

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Posted by: Beth on 8/16/2015 at 10:13 am


Mt. Rainier: August 11th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita | August 11, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb team were walking onto Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington State, at 7:05 am this morning.  The team climbed into a light cloud cap, but otherwise had calm weather. They are now en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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We are watching you all. Have a great time.

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Posted by: Brian on 8/11/2015 at 12:06 pm

Congratulations Bobby and Team Members so proud of you all !!!

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Posted by: Jenny on 8/11/2015 at 8:41 am


Mt. Rainier: August 6th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King, Pete Van Deventer | August 06, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 7:10 a.m. RMI Guide Brent Okita radioed from the top of Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington! There were 30 – 35 mph winds this morning and nice weather.  The cloud deck is below Camp Muir.  The teams will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent.
RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and his Expeditions Skills Seminar - Emmons will be traveling back to Rainier Base Camp later today.

View from the top of Mount Rainier, highest point in Washington. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Good luck guys!

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Posted by: Caleb Marker on 8/6/2015 at 10:44 am


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


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