Entries By bryan mazaika
May 31, 2023
RMI Guides Dominic Cifelli and Bryan Mazaika led the Four Day Climb May 28 - 31, 2023 to the summit of Mt. Rainier today. The teams enjoyed over an hour in the summit crater before starting their descent from the crater rim shortly before 9 am. Conditions above Camp Muir were clear and sunny with a cloud deck below near 7,500'. Climbers will make a quick stop at Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them back at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Congratulations to today's climbers!
Congratulations on your climb!!! We are so impressed!!! We hope you took lots of pictures and can’t wait to hear your stories! We are so proud of you all!!!
Posted by: Karen and David Erickson on 6/1/2023 at 10:22 am
Congratulations!! So proud of your determination!!
Posted by: Tammy Wilkosz on 5/31/2023 at 12:29 pm
May 27, 2023
The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Bryan Mazaika reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7:15 am today. Dave reported excellent conditions and the Ingraham Direct route is in great shape. The teams spent about an hour on the summit celebrating and enjoying the views. They are on the descent and will reach Paradise later this afternoon.
May 22, 2023
The Mt. Rainier Four Day Climb teams led by RMI Guides Josh McDowell and Bryan Mazaika reached the summit of Mt. Rainier shortly after 7:00am. The teams spent about an hour on the summit enjoying the beautiful weather. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Congratulations to the team! Kudos to Vaughn and Zaid!
Posted by: Aisha Ahmad on 5/22/2023 at 12:00 pm
Congratulations, well done, and Team return to Base safely. God Speed….
Posted by: Sanjay Kapur on 5/22/2023 at 8:40 am
July 21, 2022
Posted by: Bryan Mazaika
The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guide Bryan Mazaika reached the summit of Mt. Rainier Early this morning. They spend time on the summit enjoying the sunrise before starting their descent. Bryan reported clear skies with 20 mph winds for their climb.
July 17, 2022
The Four Day Climb July 14 - 17 led by RMI Guides Bryan Mazaika and Steve Gately reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. As of 7 am they were in the summit crater. The cloud deck is below Camp Muir, so the teams were enjoying clear skies and light winds. After returning to Camp Muir later this morning, the teams will continue another 4.5 miles to Paradise. Once back at Rainier BaseCamp they can relax and celebrate.
Congratulations to today's teams!
Congrats to all the climbers! Huge shout out to Samia for getting out there and crushing it! One minute you’re in NOLA, below sea level, and the next you’re at the top of Rainier! Don’t ever stop!
Posted by: Nora on 7/17/2022 at 10:01 am
Congratulations to scott and mike. Great job making it to the top what a great accomplishment. Look forward to hearing about your adventure.
Posted by: Eileen on 7/17/2022 at 9:42 am
July 8, 2022
The Four Day Climb Led by RMI Guide Bryan Mazaika reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team had clear skies above Camp Muir and a good climbing route. The team is on the descent and will be celebrating at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.
June 29, 2022
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons team stood on the summit of Mt. Rainier at 10:15 am today. The high winds from yesterday and overnight calmed in the early hours, it was cold, so the team waited for the temperatures to warm before starting their summit attempt. The waiting paid off and the team had a clear beautiful summit day via the Emmons Glacier. They will spend the last night on the mountain training, before returning to Ashford Basecamp tomorrow afternoon.
June 22, 2022
The Five Day Climb June 18 - 22 led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Bryan Mazaika enjoyed the sunrise at Ingraham Flats and Muir Peak. Weather this morning was calm and sunny with a few small wind gusts. The teams were unable to climb due to route conditions. All climbers descended from Camp Muir just after 8 am en route to Paradise. They will return to Rainier BaseCamp in the early afternoon.
@Dilip my understanding is it is like early spring conditions and the avy conditions are risky.
Posted by: Ryan on 6/23/2022 at 6:28 am
Definitely a bit upsetting to see so many teams not make summit
Posted by: John on 6/22/2022 at 6:24 pm
June 17, 2022
High winds kept the Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Bryan Mazaika and Matias Francis at Camp Muir overnight. The guides repoted an upper level cloud deck at 11,000' with a lower level cloud deck just above Paradise at 6,000'.
The team has started their descent and will be back at Rainier Basecamp in Ashford this afternoon.
June 11, 2022
Strong Winds, cold temperatures, and firm conditions kept RMI Guides Dave Hahn, Bryan Mazaika, and the four Day Team at Camp Muir last night. The weather has cleared up a bit this morning, so the team will take a short walk on the Cowlitz Glacier before descending. We expect them here at Ashford Basecamp in the early afternoon.
Well done Team!