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Entries By casey grom


Mt. Elbrus: Grom & Team Stretch Their Legs on Cheget Peak

Hello again everyone.

It was a beautiful day here in Russia. We had a nice relaxing start to the day with a traditional Russian breakfast of porridge, eggs and bread. Then made our way to the local ski lifts to help give us a jumpstart on our hike. I didn’t hear a single complaint about riding up 1,500’ before we started our hike to nearly the top of a local peak called Cheget. Normally we got to the top of the peak but being close to the border of Georgia, the Russian military had the upper part closed to climbers for some odd reason. Regardless, we enjoyed stretching our legs.
The hike went well with mostly clear skies and plenty of other hikers enjoying the day, and we even caught a few glimpses of Elbrus too. 
After the hike we made our back to town relatively quickly thanks to the ski lifts, where we had a hot lunch waiting for us. After lunch we dropped off our gear and made a quick stop to pick up a few extra items and even managed to try on a few local hats.
We wrapped up the evening with another nice home cooked meal here provided by our ever so gracious local outfitter.

Things are good here.
RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

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Ah so that is what Russian mountaineering look-a like comrades. Stretch legs ~ No breaks !

Posted by: Walter Glover on 7/12/2017 at 1:41 am

Great to hear /read all is going well.  Love the photo.  Best of luck in the next few days.

Posted by: Marcia Utela on 7/11/2017 at 1:14 pm


Mt. Elbrus: Grom & Team Travel to Azau at the Base of the Caucasus Mountains

Hello from southern Russia!

Things are good here in Russia. We left Moscow this morning and have traveled via plane and bus to the beautiful Caucasus Mountains. Our flight took us to southern Russia not too far from the Black Sea.
This part of the country is predominately rural and is responsible for much of the agriculture that the larger cities depend on. We were meet by our trustworthy guide Yuri, whom I’ve climbed with many times. Then hopped in our van for the three-hour drive up the Baksan Valley to the base Elbrus.
The small town we are in is called Cheget, and it doubles as a ski town in winter and converts to climbing in the summer. We didn’t do a ton of exploring this afternoon due to the adjustment of the time that we are all still feeling.
However, tomorrow we will do our first acclimatizing hike and do a little exploring.

All is well here and the team is excited to stretch our legs a bit!

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

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Mt. Elbrus: Grom & Team Meet in Moscow

Hello everyone -
All is well here in Moscow, although it’s been a little damp and cool. Most of the team arrived yesterday evening after some very long flights. As most of us are still adjusting to the massive time change we kept things simple with a little round of introductions and stepped out for a short walk and a nice dinner not too far from the Hotel. 
Today we meet with our local tour guide and had a wonderful tour of the nearby Red Square, Kremlin as well as visiting several churches including the iconic St. Basil’s.
We took a short break and then headed out once again for dinner and a nice walk.
Everyone is doing great and looking forward to heading to the mountains tomorrow.
That’s all for now.

RMI Guide Casey Grom

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Have a great time, Scott and Julie!  We will be following you all the way. Looks like a good strong team.  Best of luck to all of you!

Posted by: Mom and Joe on 7/10/2017 at 6:25 pm

Be safe all of you. Andrew, please be careful. Your parents love you.

Posted by: Ruth Baldock on 7/10/2017 at 10:49 am


Mt. Rainier: July 2nd SUMMIT!

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Casey Grom and his entire team reached to summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Casey reported that the route and the weather are about as good as it gets. The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir!

Congratulations to today’s team and 100% on top!

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Mt. Rainier: June 22nd Summit Climb Update

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Elias de Andres Martos climbed to 12,700’ this morning, but were forced to turn due to icy and firm route conditions. The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s team!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Summit Climb Team Reaches the Summit

RMI’s Four Day Summit Climb Team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. RMI Guide Casey Grom reported a beautiful day with light winds and cold temperatures.
The team will return to Camp Muir for a quick break and then continue to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!

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Congratulations Casey, we saw in paradise on Saturday when they returned from their mountain school!

Posted by: Luis Carrasco on 6/12/2017 at 10:13 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Unable to Summit

RMI Guides Casey Grom & Paul Rachele led their Four Day Summit Climb June 5 - 8, 2017 up to Camp Muir yesterday under beautiful blue skies. Unfortunately the weather changed last night bringing rain and snow to Mt. Rainier which prevented today’s climbs from making their summit attempt.
The teams will descend to Paradise and return to Rainier BaseCamp later today.

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit

RMI Guides Casey Grom and Kel Rossiter led their Four Day Summit Climb Teams May 31- 3 June to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The team reported it was a windy day on top but they were doing well.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break and to pack their gear before descending to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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MT. Rainier: May 28th Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Chase Nelson reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Casey reported that the team is enjoying clear, calm and peaceful skies. The team was leaving the Crater Rim at 6:50 am and are now en route to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s team!

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Great job, everyone!  What a weekend and chance to experience something new with all of you.  My wife asks me why I do things like this and I tell her that beyond the enjoyment of being out in the world and seeing/experiencing first hand what many never will, I always learn something from it - the experience, the people and about myself.  I will remember this for a long time - thank you.

Also, I have some pictures and I’d be happy to share - if you have some good ones, I’d love to see them.  My e-mail is here.

Last but not least - hat’s off to Casey, Matt, Hannah and Taylor.  Summit or not, you helped us do what we could do and you got us home safe - that is what is most important.

Posted by: John Mattke on 5/31/2017 at 12:46 pm


Mt. Rainier: May 20th Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Tyler Jones reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Tyler reported clear skies with north winds of 20 - 25 mph. 

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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