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Mt. Rainier: June 16th Emmons and DC Summits!

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!

Way to go Josh!  We love you!
From St Louis…
Mom

Posted by: Christine on 6/18/2015 at 6:11 pm

Congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Greg Ott. What a fabulous birthday! We are all so proud of you!!

Posted by: Tallie on 6/16/2015 at 10:04 am


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

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.

What an amazing experience.  Brent, Lance, & JM did an incredible job getting us to the summit and I had a great time meeting our team. Definitely a trip to remember. Kudos to the RMI staff for a job well done.

Posted by: daniel on 6/11/2015 at 12:21 pm

Zach and Molly…....way to go!  Summit day 4….we are so proud of you!!!!  YAY Marquette flag on top! XOXO

Posted by: Christiane & Jim on 6/10/2015 at 4:04 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 6th Update

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!

Knew you three could do it! Wendy Adam and Jen !!! Love Ossie

Posted by: Ossie brewer on 6/7/2015 at 8:15 am

Congrats, Daniel, Will, Matt & Matt!  Quite a feat! 
-Cousin Ben + Julie

Posted by: Ben & Julie on 6/6/2015 at 1:11 pm


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

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!

What an awesome adventure! Congrats to my son Michael and Chris and the rest of the team! SO happy you made it to the summit, can’t wait to hear from you! Love you to the moon and back! ~ love, mom

Posted by: Diana on 5/29/2015 at 6:36 am

Congratulations to the team! Very proud of you, Ben!

Posted by: Gail Fine on 5/28/2015 at 9:07 pm


Mt. Rainier: May 23rd Update

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.

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 that far in that weather.

Posted by: RC on 5/23/2015 at 2:15 pm


Mt. Rainier: May 17th Summit

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!


Mt. Rainier: May 13th Update

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).


Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Reaches 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.

good luck Doni n Pepi
gunna b wet n cold
b safe
have fun

Posted by: Donato Arguelles on 5/10/2015 at 9:55 am


Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Enjoying Post Storm Sun

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.

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 for it right now. 

Posted by: Kevin Stone on 4/28/2015 at 7:38 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 Expedition Skills Seminar next month with RMI. I hope to get to Denali in 2016.

Posted by: John Newland on 4/16/2015 at 10:35 am


Mt. Rainier: September 27th Summit!

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!

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 hug when you get back to base camp!! Love always ...  Dad

Posted by: Mark Polin on 9/27/2014 at 11:44 am

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