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Mt. Rainier: August 13th Update

Due to overhead hazards, the Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by RMI Guides Mike King and Taylor Bickford, turned at Ingraham Flats.  They reported smoky skies and a busy route.  After packing up at Camp Muir, the team began their descent to Paradise at 9:00 a.m.

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Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Update

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Grayson Swingle, turned at 13,000' due to an impasse on the route.  The team reported light wind and precipitation earlier this morning.  They are currently descending to Camp Muir where they will pack up their remaining gear and continue onto Paradise.

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Best of Luck and Best of Experience !!

from
Baldev Raj Narang
Rakesh Bala Narang
Varnali Narang

Posted by: Baldev Raj Narang on 7/31/2021 at 8:26 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Reaches Summit

The Four Day Climb July 20 - 23 reached the 14,410' summit of Mt. Rainier led by RMI Guides Christina Dale and Nikki Champion.  Blue skies but chilly temps and winds around 20 mph accompanied them on their climb.  After enjoying the views from the summit of Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens and the Cascade range, the teams began their descent from the crater rim around 6:45 am.  Once they reach Camp Muir they will repack and continue their descent to Paradise (5,400').

Nice work climbers and congratulations!

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Fantastic climb and amazing guides! So happy to be a part of this journey.

Posted by: Brandon Holper on 7/24/2021 at 8:10 am


Glacier Peak: Bealer & Team Summit!

The RMI Glacier Peak Climb, led by James Bealer, started at the trailhead on July 5th in high spirits. They hiked through beautiful old growth forest and crossed cold glacial streams.  As the team gained altitude, they could see more and more peaks all around them.  Finally they reached the top of White Pass and made camp for the night. 

Today, July 7th, the team was on the summit!  They plan to move their camp back down the mountain a bit today and hike out tomorrow.

Congratulations team!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Teams Reach the Summit

RMI Teams led by Casey Grom and Jenny Konway reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Scattered clouds and cold temperatures was the report from the upper mountain. The teams are navigating their way down Disappointment Cleaver and will return to Camp Muir.  After a quick break, they will repack their gear and continue their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today's climbers!

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Congratulations BB and DA!!

Posted by: Jonnyoro on 6/19/2021 at 1:34 pm

You did it!  Congratulations!

Posted by: Jennifer MacArtney on 6/19/2021 at 9:55 am


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Teams Turned Back by New Snow & Avalanche Danger

The Five Day Climb June 5 - 9 ascended to Camp Muir on Monday after their inital orientation and Mountaineering School days.  Yesterday they enjoyed some additional time working as a rope team and walking in crampons as they traveled above Camp Muir to Ingraham Flats.  They were able to explore more of the mountain and see a bit of the route.  Today they left Camp Muir hoping to reach the summit.  They traveled up to Ingraham Flats and then started to ascend the Disappointment Cleaver.  Unfortunately new snow and potential avalanche danger forced them to turn back at around 12,400'.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.  They will conclude their program in Ashford later this afternoon.

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the same thing happened to me in 1969 !!!! That was a long time ago. But over the years, I was successful 4 more times. I will never ever forget those great experiences, so do not give up. Book another climb as soon as possible. bill bussey

Posted by: bill bussey on 8/18/2021 at 11:59 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climbs Turned Due to Wind Slabs

The Four Day Climb May 27 - 30 led by RMI Guides Andy Bond and Alan Davis reported pockets of wind slabs on the steeper portions of the route which forced the teams to turn around at 12,800’.  They enjoyed a spectacular sunrise with great views as they descended to Camp Muir.

 

Photo: Andy Bond

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Turn Due to Weather

The Four Day Climb May 20- 23, 2021 was turned around at the top of Disappointment Cleaver today due to low visibility, blowing snow and cold temperatures.  The teams, led by RMI Guides Andy Bond and Taylor Bickford, returned to safely to Camp Muir and will be descending to Paradise later this morning.

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Mt. Rainier: Hahn, Gorum and Teams Turn at 12,600’

The Five Day Climb May 1 - 5 led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and JM Gorum has returned to Camp Muir after making their summit attempt today.  The team reached 12,600' today before being forced to turn around due to route conditions.  On Tuesday the group ascended to Camp Muir and spent time yesterday getting in more glacier training and exploring parts of the route before morning their attempt this morning.  The group will pack up their gear and decend to Paradise this afternoon.

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maybe i have previously been on your list. I know i have been for years. I climbed with you guys in 1969, 1970, and 1972

Also, Please add my two sons, one of which climbed with you in 2016 I believe. also, my daughter-in-law.

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Posted by: Bill Bussey on 5/6/2021 at 8:17 am

Great work!!

Posted by: TK Ito on 5/6/2021 at 7:45 am


Glacier Peak: Bond and Team Reach Summit!

RMI Guide Andy Bond and team reached the summit of Glacier Peak in the North Cascades this morning! The team said it was a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky! The team will return to camp tonight and make the hike to the trailhead tomorrow. Congratulations climbers!
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