Entries By brent okita
September 17, 2014
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!!!
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
Posted by: Donald Norris on 9/20/2014 at 7:18 am
Congratulations Marc!!! We are so proud of you! What an accomplishment!
Love you, Susan, Cameron, Sydney & Lucy
Posted by: Susan on 9/19/2014 at 5:23 pm
September 6, 2014
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!
Congrats Bill, Josh, and team! Thanks, RMI, for getting them up there safely. Enjoy the beautiful day!!
Posted by: Meg Anderson on 9/6/2014 at 8:08 am
Congratulations Bill and Josh!! So excited for you! Quite the accomplishment!
Posted by: Liz Mangano on 9/6/2014 at 7:58 am
September 2, 2014
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!
Posted by: Sherry Jones on 9/2/2014 at 11:01 am
Woo-hoo! Congrats, guys!
Posted by: Jennifer Dempsey on 9/2/2014 at 10:26 am
August 27, 2014
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!
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 an awesome niece and Goddaughter!!
Posted by: Uncle Dan and Aunt Pat on 8/27/2014 at 9:10 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
Posted by: Courtney Baker on 8/27/2014 at 8:33 pm
August 23, 2014
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.
Happy trails ... Up and down. Enjoy the view. Psalm 91.
Posted by: Jon and Cathy on 8/24/2014 at 10:34 am
Good luck everyone, especially Fred and Warren, have a wonderful experience!!!!! We we will be on the lookout from below ;)
Posted by: The Newmans on 8/24/2014 at 7:56 am
August 16, 2014
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!
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 - our guides who kept planting confidence and motivation in the team along all of these 4 days. It’s inspiring and uplifting to work with so passionate and professional people, I took quite a few learnings from you guys back to my normal life. Another thank you goes to the whole team – it’s amazing to experience how completely strangers become a tag team and overcome difficulties with the right leadership.
Posted by: Alik Levin on 8/17/2014 at 9:38 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 professional throughout our experience, I have no words to express how much I learned and how much I admire you.
Thank you so much!
Posted by: Christian Molnar on 8/16/2014 at 9:40 pm
August 12, 2014
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!
You did it!!! I love you and we are all so proud of you! You are awesome!!!
Posted by: Bobbie Jo on 8/12/2014 at 8:06 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 wait to hear all about it! Xoxo Mari Jo
Posted by: MariJo on 8/12/2014 at 4:16 pm
August 7, 2014
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!
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
Posted by: Misty on 8/8/2014 at 1:49 pm
I want to thank Brent again for all of his assistance and support on the climb. I couldn’t have done it otherwise.
Posted by: Jerry Thomas on 8/8/2014 at 8:11 am
July 26, 2014
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!
July 21, 2014
Posted by: Brent Okita
At 7:05 a.m. RMI Guide Brent Okita and his summit climb team were five minutes from Mt. Rainier’s crater rim. The route work, completed yesterday, was great and well wanded. Brent also reported great weather.
Congratulations to the team!