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Mt. Rainier: Teams Turn due to Wind and Precipitation

The Four-Day climb led by Pete Van Deventer and Alex Halliday turned around at 12,300’ this morning. The teams were facing 45 mph gusts as a wet cloud cap descended on them. They reported that the weather at Camp Muir was far more favorable with a light breeze to welcome them.

The teams are on their descent back to Basecamp, with warm showers and good food in their sights.

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Been following the blog all summer, making my own attempt on 8/29.  Curious if that picture is from
Today and where is it on the route? 

Bummer about the wind but congrats on getting that high!

Posted by: Matt Neal on 8/11/2022 at 10:53 am


Mt. Rainier: Five-Day Team Stand On Top!

The Five-Day Climb led by Nikki Champion and Steve Gately reached the summit at 6 am this morning. After a warm walk uphill to Camp Muir on Saturday, teams enjoyed a good night's rest and a beautiful day of training before their ascent this morning.

The teams are currently on their descent and will return to Basecamp this afternoon for a celebration of their accomplishments! Congratulations team!  

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Way to go team!!!!! I’m Riley’s Mom and I’m so happy he accomplished this challenging
climb on his 3rd try.  Congratulations to all of you!! Have a safe climb down.

Posted by: Crista Boyle on 8/1/2022 at 12:45 pm


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Teams led by Hahn, Van Deventer Reach Summit

The Five Day Climb July 23 - 27 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Pete Van Deventer and teams reached the summit around 6:30 am under calm winds and warm temperatures.  The teams will return to Camp Muir where they spend the afternoon to relax and recover after their efforts today.  The teams will descend the remaining 4,500' to Paradise tomorrow morning.

Congratulations to today's climbers!

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Courtney & Kyle,
Congratulations! Awesome work. What are going to do tomorrow?

Posted by: Cole Fricke on 7/28/2022 at 7:34 am

Woohoo!!  Congrats to Amy, Celine and the rest of the team!  Enjoy the rest of your adventure!

Posted by: Mary Petersen on 7/26/2022 at 10:44 am


Mt. Rainier: Rain Keeps Five Day Climbs at Camp Muir

Continuous rain overnight at Camp Muir, kept the Five Day climb July 2 - 6 teams from making their summit attempt. RMI Guide Casey Grom reported a slight break in the weather but the rain was continuing.  They plan to leave Camp Muir around 9:30 am for a hopefully dry walk down to Paradise.  The teams should return to Rainier BaseCamp in the early afternoon.

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Thank you Abby, Casey and all the guides for your leadership and hard work to help us all develop our mountaineering skills.

Posted by: Jeff Wrobel on 7/7/2022 at 7:24 am


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Teams Descend from Camp Muir

The Five Day Climb June 9 - 13 enjoyed a beautiful sunrise from Ingraham Flats and Camp Muir this morning.  Route conditions did not allow the teams to ascend above 11,200' yesterday or today but the team got in some good training and enjoyed two nights at Camp Muir.  The teams descended to Paradise arriving around noon today and will conclude their program at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Photos: RMI Guide Eric Frank

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We did training ascend on June 11 and went up to 11,000’ around 4 pm. I didn’t see any route conditions that did not allow to go further, I don’t have much experience though. Could you give more details on what route conditions stopped the group?

Posted by: Nick R on 6/15/2022 at 12:55 pm

What were the route conditions that did not allow you to go above 11k? Avalanche? Deep snow? Heading up this weekend and wondering what the current risks are from most recent teams.

Posted by: Kahlie Gleason on 6/13/2022 at 1:58 pm

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