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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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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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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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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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Mt. Rainier: June 6th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, JJ Justman | June 06, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Brent Okita and JJ Justman, both reached the summit this morning!  The teams reported a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest.  After both teams spent some time on the summit, they began their descent at 7:20 a.m.

Congratulations summit teams!

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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 Garrett Stevens 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
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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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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

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