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September 30, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb September 27 - 30, 2017 was unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier today due to weather and route conditions. RMI Guides Casey Grom & Chase Nelson led the teams to 11,400’ before deciding to turn around. The teams will return to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
What a fantastic experience.. can’t wait to see the photos and hear the stories! Cheers to Muzzy and the “devil’s cut”. Thanks for keeping the group safe!
Posted by: Stacey on 9/30/2017 at 4:43 pm
It’s the journey, not the destination that counts!!! Better safe than sorry!
Posted by: Sophia on 9/30/2017 at 11:46 am
The Mt. Shuksan Seminar, led by Chase Nelson, checked in last night and let us know that they made their summit attempt today. The team reached the base of the pyramid and conditions were too icy to continue so they turned back. However, they are excited about what they did accomplish and they will make their way off the mountain today.
September 20, 2017
This is Chase and team checking in from the Sulphide Glacier! After three days of almost constant snowfall we finally enjoyed a bit of a break in the weather and even had a few hours of sun. About a foot of snow has fallen since our arrival but the training has continued as planned. Tomorrow we’re going to venture higher up towards the pyramid and see if conditions are suitable for a summit attempt. We’ll check in tomorrow afternoon!
RMI Guide Chase Nelson
July 15, 2017
Posted by: Chase Nelson
RMI Guide Chase Nelson led his Paradise Seminar team to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. They have spent the last six days training on the mountain with beautiful weather. We look forward to seeing them back at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.
congratulations to you and your teammates!!! I can’t wait to hear all the details, wish you a safe decent and trip back home.
Posted by: Scott Robik on 7/15/2017 at 6:27 pm
Kevin both dad and I knew you would make the top, you usually accomplish everything you set out to do. We love you and look forward to you sharing your experience with us.
Love Mom and Dad
Posted by: Patricia Robik on 7/15/2017 at 1:20 pm
July 6, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guides Paul Rachele and Chase Nelson reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:40am. Paul reported strong winds of about 50 mph and a cloud cap covering the crater rim. The team started their descent at 7:00am and are en-route to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s team!
Congratulations! The picture is stunning. Safe hiking down to Paradise. Thank you for this post.
Posted by: Nancy Madru on 7/6/2017 at 9:04 am
July 1, 2017
Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!
Many thanks to Pete, Peter and Jordan for guiding us to the summit. It was was a great reward for our journey that began in January with “small” hikes!
Posted by: Daryl on 7/3/2017 at 12:23 am
Pete, Pete, Chase, and Jordan-
You guys were the best. Thank you all for taking care of me, my closest friends, and family. Adventure of a lifetime.
I hope to do this again next year.
Thanks again guys.
Posted by: Jim Fick on 7/2/2017 at 9:19 am
June 16, 2017
Our third AMS-Alpine Expedition has come to an end. What an incredible time we had! The rugged terrain of Little Switzerland didn’t disappoint at all… While the weather has been the main challenge, conditions on the routes were stellar. Our team of four climbers were super talented and motivated, and training days in the vicinity of camp waiting for weather to clear, turned to be the most productive lessons on the terrain; from rock rescue scenarios, to anchor transitions, all paid back with very efficient climbs up iconic formations like “The Lost Marsupial” or “The Troll”, which astonished glacier landing tourists from down below as their K2 Aviation plane landed on the Kahiltna Glacier.
Worth mentioned was our menu. If most of us are familiar with the concept of car camping… imagine how plane camping can be! With a powerless fridge like the glacier, steaks or fresh vegetables are unquestionable components of our diet in here. Yes, the alpine climbing in our seminar is at its best; light packs, 1 day missions from camp, and technical terrain. But when we’re at camp, fun times, quality rest and better food is guaranteed.
Now we’re headed to the airport, already thinking of next year’s edition. Thanks for following and I hope you will consider joining us next season!
June 15, 2017
Good morning from little Swiss,
We came to an end, but not without reward…Yesterday we had, after a patient wait for blue skies, the most amazing of the climbing days we could hope for. the Middle Troll, reigning over the Pika, towered for hours above us, as its splitter granite cracks discerned a feasible access to its airy summit. The team climbed seamlessly, and all the training of the last week payed for an incredibly well oiled “uphilling” engine. We climbed into the evening, as the morning and early afternoon were still foggy; climbing into the evening light of Alaska’s summer was very special.
We’re now cooking our breakfast and soon we’ll fly back to civilization… wait to see our pictures!
RMI Guide Elias deAndres Martos & Team
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June 13, 2017
Good morning from the Pika Glacier. The weather and visibility yesterday were not exactly what we hoped for. But we made the most out of our day with more valuable training near camp; crevasse and rock rescue systems took the bigger part of the day, finishing with a few laps of vertical ice climbing out of a big crack, Alaska size. Dinner didn’t disappoint and made up for the lack of the climb we hoped to do, and a veggie-cheese omelette and steak fajitas were on the menu.
This morning we’re in a holding pattern as well, as a super dense fog is reducing our visibility to 30ft.
Stay tuned for more,
RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos and team.
June 12, 2017
Hello from the Pika Glacier! We had a terrific day on the “munchkin” a rock formation 20 minutes west of our camp, where we spent the day training. This team is really talented and motivated to learn, and with the best classroom as our domain, we had a very productive day; short roping, rock anchors, belay escapes, transitions… We lost the concept of time getting techie with our ropes and gear, and we realized we had to come back to camp when our stomachs told us dinner time was due. We are hoping for good weather tomorrow to climb another objective. Best regards from Alaska, Elias, Chase and team.