Entries By casey grom
August 4, 2021
The Four Day Climb August 1 - 4, led by RMI Guide Casey Grom reached the summit of Mt. Rainier just before 6 am today. The team reported a beautiful, sunny day with a light breeze. The team began their descent from the crater rim just after 7 am. Once back at Camp Muir they will continue down to Paradise and return to Rainier BaseCamp for a little celebration before concluding their adventure.
Congratulations to all the climbers!
Congratulations to all. What an amazing achievement & experience!
Posted by: Anne on 8/7/2021 at 4:31 am
Wow,....Bravo!!! Great achievement team members!!
Posted by: Jyoti kulkarni on 8/4/2021 at 10:23 am
July 25, 2021
Congratulations to the Four Day Climb July 22 - 25 on reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier today! Clear skies accompanied these teams led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Devin Wilkinson, to the summit early this morning. After enjoying some time on top they begain their descent from the crater rim aroun 6:15 am. These climbers will continue their descent to Paradise today and conclude their adventure with a celebration at Rainier BaseCamp.
Nice work team!
We fairly flew up the mountain, thanks to expert leadership by our guides. We topped out on the rim of the summit crater in darkness, crossed it in first light, and arrived at the Columbia Crest into the new day. Was the sensation delight, madness, glee, relief, or some combination, to watch our great ball of fire emerge out of the noblest peak in the ring of fire? Rainier’s perfect trapezoid shadow formed in the morning haze to the west, just north of a nearly perfect lunar orb, while summiteers snapped selfies. Casey had brought a new register book, which we had the honor to be among the first to sign (the full one he brought down to return to the NPS rangers). At “Register Rock” we huddled to inscribe our names, though really it was the mountain inscribing itself on us!
Posted by: Lisa Fernandez on 7/26/2021 at 9:37 pm
Congratulations! I cannot wait to hear about the awesome effort and adventure.
Posted by: Joy Moretti on 7/25/2021 at 8:46 am
July 22, 2021
Posted by: Casey Grom
A big thank you to our stellar RMI Guides for their hard work yesterday maintaining and improving the route. The climb marks the 250th time RMI Guide Casey Grom has reached the summit of Mt. Rainier. Congratulations Casey we are priviledged to work with such an accomplished and great guide. We hope your 250th summit was a memorable one!
Congrats Casey, keep chipping away at the ice and 300 will be here before you know it!
Posted by: Kurt Weisel on 8/5/2021 at 8:37 am
Casey! Wow, what a feat…congrats! Anyone lucky enough to have been up with you is lucky enough! Deborah & Kaki
Posted by: Deborah Rutter on 7/23/2021 at 5:12 am
July 17, 2021
Posted by: Casey Grom
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Casey Grom reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 6:45 a.m. today. The team was able to spend some time on the summit enjoying the views before beginning their descent back to Camp Muir. The team will pack up and refuel before continuing their descent. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford later this afternoon.
Way to climb, team!
July 13, 2021
RMI Guides Casey Grom & Alex Halliday led their Four Day Climb Teams July 10 - 13, 2021 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams reached the crater rim at 5:10 am. Skies were clear and winds were calm as the teams enjoyed some time on the summit. They began their descent from the crater rim at 6:30 am. Once back at Camp Muir they will repack and continue the remaining 4,500' to Paradise.
Congratulations to today's climbers!
Way to goooooo!!!!!
Posted by: MaryBeth & DZ on 7/13/2021 at 1:39 pm
July 7, 2021
The Four Day Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Taylor Bickford reached the summit of Mt. Rainier. The team climbed into a cloud cap with wind, blowing snow, and poor visibility, so they did not get to spend too much time on top. They are on the descent and will be back at Camp Muir soon.
Congratulations to today’s teams!
Well done! Congrats to Nicholas de Steiguer!
Posted by: Allen deSteiguer on 7/7/2021 at 12:51 pm
July 3, 2021
The Four Day Climb of Mt. Rainier reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 5:30 am this morning. RMI Guide Casey Grom reported a great route and a beautiful morning of climbing. The team is on the descent en route to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today's team!
Congrats RMI team. I’m coming Aug 20
Posted by: Erick on 7/3/2021 at 10:21 am
Awesome! Congratulations to the entire team!
Posted by: Mark and Cindy on 7/3/2021 at 9:34 am
We spent yesterday touring Tarangire National Park which is home to many elephants, and a huge diversity of other animals. It’s still a bit rainy here, so the normal numbers of animals was down a bit, but we’re headed out early today in hopes of seeing more.
We ended our day at a remote and off grid camp within the National Park and surrounded by wildlife. The camp has screened in rooms that allow the night sounds of Africa in and also last night's rain storm.
It's been a memorable experience for everyone and great friendships forged. But finally it's time to return home to our families.
Jambo from RMI Guide Casey Grom and the Safari crew!
Today we visited the famous Ngorongoro Crater, and considered by many to be the 8th wonder of the world. The crater is what remains of a once massive volcano that erupted and collapsed on itself, leaving behind a giant caldera that's almost exactly 100 square miles. Every time we've visited the crater it's been excitingly different, and today was the same.
We were able to see several lions and it was exciting to be close to those big cats! As we made our way around the crater we saw tons of other wildlife, zebras, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, jackals, Giselles, countless raptors and many other large birds. It was quite a day to say the least, and I'm certain one that won't be forgotten by anyone.
We finished the evening here at the Plantation Lodge and are looking forward to what tomorrow may bring as we head to Tarangire National Park.
RMI Guide Casey Grom and the Safari crew
Today was our first day of safari and we headed a few hours west to visit the beautiful Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is a brief stopping ground for many migratory animals and home to more than 300 different birds, not to mention the famous tree climbing lions.
Everyone enjoyed the day cruising around in our safari vehicles with cold beverages in hand while seeing the animals up close.
We managed to see a few wildebeest, zebras, Cape buffalo, giraffes off in the distance, tons of baboons, a few impalas and many elephants up close. And wouldn’t you know it, we even saw those tree climbing lions!
It was an amazing introduction to the incredible diversity of wildlife that Tanzania has and the team is very excited to see more animals tomorrow. We wrapped up the evening with a wonderful meal at our new lodge, The Plantation Lodge.
RMI Guide Casey Grom and the Safari crew