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Entries By bryan mazaika


Mt. Rainier: Poor Weather Keeps October 1st Team from Reaching the Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Bryan Mazaika spent a stormy night at Camp Muir. They woke very early in the morning to blowing snow and whiteout conditions that forced the team to go back to bed for a few hours. They woke up again for breakfast, and the skies started clearing. The team decided to make the best of the morning and are going for a walk to Ingraham Flats so that they can see the upper mountain. This is the final climb of Mt. Rainier for our 2018 season, they will enjoy this views from the flats before heading back to Paradise.

Congratulations team!

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Mt. Baker: Mazaika & Team Summit with 100%!

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 1:20 PM PT

RMI Guide Bryan Mazaika called from the summit of Mt. Baker this afternoon. The team attempted the climb a day early to take advantage of a forecasted lull in the rainy weather. The decision proved wise as the team was able to summit 100% in dry weather! They will make their way downhill to camp where they will pack up and exit the program a day early to beat the coming rain and snow.

Congratulations team!


Bryan Mazaika checking from Mt. Bakers Coleman Deming Route. September 9, 2018.

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Mt. Baker: Mazaika & Team on the Summit!

7:58 AM PT

Hi this is Bryan calling from the Mt. Baker Coleman-Demming climb. We went up and over the Roman Wall and the team is celebrating on the summit as we speak.  We have beautiful conditions, calm winds, sunny and reasonably clear.  We have great views of the North Cascades, Glacier Peak and Mt. Rainier from a distance.  We are enjoying our break up here and we will spend a little bit more time.  We have a solid effort to get back to our camp at Hog’s Back.  Everyone is doing great.  When we get back to camp we will pack up and eventually we will head out back to Glacier.  We will wrap of the trip with a celebration with pizza and beer.  IT’s been a solid effort by the team, we are super proud of everyone.  Thanks for following.


RMI Guide Bryan Mazaika

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My daughter, Tara Frantz, said to follow the 9/6 4 day Summitt link & im not sure if this is it…but just wondering how she is doing ?  I’m SO PROUD of her & what she’s doing.  I can’t ever imagine how hard it is & yet how Beautiful it will be.  Let her know I’m thinking of her.  May you all b kept safe & be Blessed of the natural Beauty that surrounds you !!

Posted by: Catherine Frantz on 9/8/2018 at 8:01 pm


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

The Four Day Summit Climb August 26 - 29 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier on a beautiful, clear day.  RMI Guides Steve Gately and Bryan Mazaika led their teams this morning, reaching the crater rim just before 7AM PT.  The teams will enjoy the views from the crater before starting their descent.  Once back at Camp Muir they will rest and repack and then continue down to Paradise.  This afternoon their program will conclude with a ceremony at Rainier BaseCamp.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: August 24th Update

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by RMI Guides Mike King and Bryan Mazaika, turned this morning at 12,800’. The winds were high on the upper mountain and the team returned safely back to Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.

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Incredible adventure. Powerful, intimate bonding time for this “dad” to be given this opportunity to climb with my son’s Kevin and Chase. Unforgettable!
Our guides were amazing!
To Mike, Bryce and Matias
Thank you so much for guiding us safely with your incredible knowledge and experience. However, it was your personal touch you guys poured into us that made the trip an unforgettable memory. The stories you told unfolded into a passion for what you guys do and brought so much life into our trip. All of you were genuinely were interested in who we are as well. Inquiring about our lives and sincerely wanting to know more about us made us feel like companions (Family).
Bryce, thank you. You kept us safe. I owe you a Diet Pepsi, and more
Blessing to you all
Enjoy Life!
Ken

Posted by: Ken McGlauflin on 8/25/2018 at 8:08 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach Summit

RMI Guides Christina Dale & Bryan Mazaika led their Four Day Summit Climb Teams (August 16 - 19) to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Teams were reaching the crater rim around 7:30 AM PT.  Christina reported a beautiful and warm day.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and continue down to Paradise.  They will end their program with a celebration at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Shoutout to all the Montreal climbers from a Kansas prairie flatlander! Way to go Molls!

Posted by: Beth on 8/19/2018 at 11:27 am

Congratulations! I’m very glad for all of you and I’m particularly proud of my daughter Marie-Laure.

Posted by: Louise Côté on 8/19/2018 at 9:58 am


Mt. Rainier: RMI Summit Climb Teams on the Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb August 7 - 10 led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Bryan Mazaika reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Casey reported a breeze at the crater and overall good conditions.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim around 7:20 AM.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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We had an amazing experience getting to the summit with with Casey, Ross and Nate. Thank you guys!!!

Posted by: John Alkhatib on 8/12/2018 at 10:24 am

Congrats to you all!!!

Posted by: Jerry Nelson on 8/10/2018 at 5:08 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team on Top!

The August 3 - 6 Four Day Summit Climb reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 6 AM PT.  After enjoying blue skies and beautiful views they began their descent from the crater rim.  They will return to Camp Muir and repack before descending to Paradise this afternoon.  They will then return to BaseCamp to celebrate.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!

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Congrats to the two Matt’s. Great work and proud of you. Greg Bonder was with you guys.

Posted by: John on 8/6/2018 at 4:36 pm

We were waving at you guys from the middle of Lake Washington. I think I saw you waving back!  You two are amazing Sarah and Matt.

Posted by: Cathy on 8/6/2018 at 1:27 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 1, 2018 SUMMIT!

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Kel Rossiter and Bryan Mazaika reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Kel reported that the team climbed for about 6 hours and 15 minutes to get to the summit. Today they had cooler temperatures and winds from the Northwest as they were climbing. The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir.

Congratulations Team!

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Congratulations Kent.  What a great birthday present for yourself.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Ye Shaw

Posted by: Ye Shaw Chee on 8/1/2018 at 5:37 pm

Congratulations to you Kent and to your entire team - I couldn’t be more proud of you!  This is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. 

Will be thinking of you on your birthday tomorrow - celebrate when you arrive at the bottom!  Happy Happy Birthday Wishes!  Love, Aunt Lynda

Posted by: Aunt Lynda on 8/1/2018 at 3:23 pm


Mt. Rainier: Emmons Seminar Team Reaches Summit

The Expeditions Skills Seminar - Emmons July 20 - 25 led by RMI Guide Bryan Mazaika ascended to Camp Schurman yesterday and after setting up camp did a bit of training and preparation for their summit attempt. The team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 7 AM.  They will return to Camp Schurman for their final night on the mountain.

Congratulations to the Emmons Seminar Climbers!

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Congrats Larry & Clayton!! Excellent job guys! So glad your dream came true about reaching the summit & seeing that sunrise! Good job “kid”

Posted by: Marsha Norton on 7/24/2018 at 6:34 pm

Bravo Bravo
Larry, Clayton and team!!
You are all rockstars and all of us in Saskatchewan could not be more proud.
Sending kisses… that’s for Larry!! Love you sweets and could not be more proud!

Posted by: Sandra Braden on 7/24/2018 at 5:28 pm

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