Entries By casey grom
September 17, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team climbed into a cap with some light precipitation and winds of about 15 - 20 mph. They spent a short time on top before starting their descent.
Congratulations to today’s team!
September 9, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb September 6 - 9 teams led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Robby Young reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The guides reported winds along the crater rim but calm conditions for the lower elevations. The teams starter their descent from the crater rim around 7:30 am en route to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!
Congratulation. Well done. Wish all of you a safe return.
Posted by: Pravin Kapadia on 9/9/2017 at 11:22 am
Woo hoo!!! Nice job, team!! A well deserved victory!! Can’t wait to see photos from the top of that beast!
Make it down safe!
Posted by: Jen on 9/9/2017 at 8:27 am
September 4, 2017
Posted by: Casey Grom
Today’s Four Day Summit Climb team, led by Casey Grom, made a swift ascent to the top of Mt. Rainier this morning. The favorable conditions and pleasant weather afforded them the opportunity to spend some time soaking in the views from the summit.
August 26, 2017
Posted by: Casey Grom
RMI Guide Casey Grom and the Four Day Summit Climb August 23 - 26 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7 am today. It’s a beautiful day with clear skies. The team enjoyed some time in the crater before starting their descent. After a brief stop at Camp Muir they will continue down to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Team!
Kevin, we are so proud and excited for you! Can’t wait to hear the story and see pictures!
Posted by: Chapel Hill Joseph's on 8/26/2017 at 10:33 am
Assuming this is the group Kevin is on: Debra sez “You are so awesome for doing this.” Jason sez “Stay hydrated!”
Posted by: Debra and Jason on 8/26/2017 at 10:27 am
The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Caleb Ladue were forced to turn around today above the top of Disappointment Cleaver due to route conditions. The teams will descend from Camp Muir and return to Paradise this morning.
August 17, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb August 14 - 17, 2017 led by RMI Guides Casey Grom & JM Gorum reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 6:30 am today. The teams enjoyed a bit of time on the crater before starting their descent. They will return to Camp Muir for a short stop before continuing down to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!
What a great team and awesome accomplishment! Congrats!
Posted by: Nancy on 8/17/2017 at 6:35 pm
All craters great and small . . . you did it!! Congratulations Katie and team!
Posted by: Sheila Forsyth on 8/17/2017 at 12:21 pm
August 10, 2017
RMI Guides Casey Grom and JM Gorum led their teams to the Mt. Rainier summit this morning. It was clear on top with some smoky air, due to the British Columbia wildfires, on the lower flanks of the mountain. The team is making great progress on their descent back to Camp Muir.
Posted by: LaDawna C on 8/10/2017 at 1:27 pm
Wow! Am anxious to hear lots more details when you get back
Posted by: Betsy Mosser on 8/10/2017 at 11:47 am
Our last day in St. Petersburg!
The team had a great final day here in Russia. We visited the very famous Hermitage Museum, where we saw paintings and sculptures by many well-known artists including Rembrandt, Michelangelo and even Da Vinci, to name a few. It’s one of Russia’s great treasures and houses several million pieces of art collected over the last few hundred years. It consists of five buildings, each with three floors, and has hundreds of rooms. We did our best to take in the highlights in a little over two hours.
We took a quick lunch before stopping by the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, that’s decorated almost entirely with mosaics and then wrapped up the day with a wonderful evening boat cruise to see this amazing city by water.
It’s been a wonderful adventure here in Russia, but it’s time to say our goodbyes and return to family and loved ones.
Thanks for following,
RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew
Posted by: Brinkley Pound on 8/1/2017 at 12:20 pm
Plane, trains and Automobiles!
We traveled nearly all day and have finally arrived in one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, St. Petersburg.
Things went relatively smooth despite 2 van rides and 2 flights. We got checked into the hotel here and then ran out for a quick dinner followed by a short but scenic stroll to the top of St. Issac’s Cathedral for a nice view of the city.
While enjoying the view, there happened to be a small fireworks display that was a welcome surprise.
Everyone is doing well and looking forward to seeing this city tomorrow.
Thankfully everyone easily survived our celebration dinner and made it home at a decent hour. Today was a rest day for us in Cheget and most of us took it easy. We mostly relaxed, packed up gear, and did a little exploring around the valley. We also went out to a nearby restaurant that has a trout pond where we watched locals fish and enjoyed a nice lunch.
Tomorrow is our travel day from the mountain to St. Petersburg, so we are off to bed as we have a very early departure.
RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew