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May 18, 2019
The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Bryan Mazaika reached 11,200’ on Mt. Rainier today. New snow from the last few days and high avalanche danger kept the team from going any higher on the mountain. The team is back at Camp Muir and will start the descent to Paradise shortly.
Congratulations to today’s team!
Congrats, Hoger (and Team)! Pretty awesome!!
Posted by: K-Man on 5/19/2019 at 9:26 am
May 8, 2019
The Five Day Climb led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Bryan Mazaika reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Brent reported clear skies, but a constant wind of about 35 mph keeping the temperatures cool.
Congratulations to Today’s Team!
Congratulations to all. What an accomplishment. And you all did not have to suffer this heat wave in Seattle.
Posted by: Mac Fletcher on 5/10/2019 at 9:45 pm
Congrats team!! A beautiful start to the climbing season onRainier. Way to go Brent Okita! On his way to 600!! :)
Posted by: Larry Schultz on 5/9/2019 at 8:01 am
May 7, 2019
Our hike up to Camp Muir yesterday was beautiful. The nicest day of the season!
This morning we climbed the first 1,000’ of the route to Ingraham Flats as part of our acclimatization for the climb. Reports from other guides suggest our route is the nicest, most direct route we could ask for. We’re all excited!
We’ll have a meeting to go over preparations for the climb tonight then get to bed before our pre-dawn departure.
Wish us well.
April 29, 2019
What a few days it’s been. After a productive and fun day at our climbing school on Saturday we were excited about the perfect day we had yesterday for our hike up to Camp Muir. At times it was almost too hot as the sun’s radiation backed. But we all persevered and made it to Camp Muir doing well.
Unfortunately, today we received some bad news when the guides kicking in the route discovered a crevasse preventing forward progress up to the higher reaches of the mountain. That, coupled with some not insignificant avalanche hazard from a couple of unexpected evening snow storms has forced us to temper our ambitions for the summit this go around.
While disappointed, the team was understanding and in full agreement that getting down safe and sound was our priority.
While a handful of folks opted to descend to the comforts of life at sea level, the rest of us explored the upper mountain as much as we could and had a great day enjoying the glaciers and crevasses of Mt Rainier. Later, as the now normal afternoon snow storm continues to dump snow at Muir here, we’re passing the afternoon and evening talking about mountains, climbing and the tall tales that take root in such firmament.
We’re planning on an early departure tomorrow morning when we hope the skies will have cleared and the sun will shine on our descent.
See you soon.
RMI Guides Brent Okita, Dustin Wittmier, James Bealer and the team
Words cannot adequately express how proud and excited we are for you and your team on this amazing accomplishment. You even were able to reach the summit!!
God Bless You!
Posted by: Uncle Gary & Aunt Roe on 5/5/2019 at 10:41 am
October 1, 2018
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.
September 9, 2018
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.
Bryan Mazaika checking from Mt. Bakers Coleman Deming Route. September 9, 2018.
September 6, 2018
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.
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
August 29, 2018
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!
August 24, 2018
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.
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
Posted by: Ken McGlauflin on 8/25/2018 at 8:08 am
August 19, 2018
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!
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