Entries By christina dale
July 14, 2018
Posted by: Christina Dale
Congratulations to the team!
July 7, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Christina Dale reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver today at 12,300’ before route conditions and strong winds forced the team to turn. The team checked from Ingraham Flats as they were on their descent and en route to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to Today’s Teams!
Michael G., aka Mix Master Mike,
Congratulations on your climb! You met the challenge with great training, persistence, and most of all a great sense of adventure. We are proud of you and are looking forward to celebrating with you in person. Way to go Mike!!!
M & D
Posted by: Dennis and Kathy Garvey on 7/7/2018 at 1:00 pm
Wow! How exciting, great job Marc! Praying for a safe return, we can’t wait to hear of your adventure! Love, Ben & Celeste
Posted by: Celeste & Ben Wedding on 7/7/2018 at 9:54 am
July 1, 2018
Posted by: Christina Dale
We had a full value experience on Mt. Baker this weekend. With positive enthusiasm, 12 women met early in the morning in Sedro-Wolley with coffee and gear to hit the trail. We carpooled up to the Park Butte Trail Head on the Easton Glacier of Baker and started up the trail. The heavy packs didn’t phase anyone and soon the trail conversations were running full speed ahead. After a five-hour hike into Sandy Camp at the toe of the glacier we set up camp in the rain. On the flanks of Mount Baker without any view of anything more than six feet away we had a nice dinner and early to bed to stay dry. Unfortunately, we woke to the pitter-patter of rain in the morning but managed a nice cup of coffee and some training in the rain on the snow slopes around us. Sunday morning was our anticipated summit bid but the mountain had other plans for our team. With a deluge of rain and strong winds, we decided the summit wasn’t in the cards for us this time. We had the opportunity to be in a storm! Nothing beats this group of climbers. Even after naming the lakes forming in the bottom of the tents, everyone kept smiling. Never a complaint about the sopping wet boots just a choice to put our feet in plastic bags then in our boots. To the best storm fairing team ever, your guides Jessie, Lydia, and Christina thank you for making the trip a great experience.
June 22, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Christina Dale have reached the summit of Mt. Rainier. Eric reported chilly temperatures and light winds. The teams will enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!
Chad you are so strong and amazing! I am so proud of you! I can’t wait to hear your stories!!!
Posted by: Donna on 6/22/2018 at 10:58 am
So proud of you Chad. Can’t wait to hear all about it and see some stellar Picts. Hopefully the skys were open?
Posted by: Ryan on 6/22/2018 at 10:49 am
June 14, 2018
Posted by: Christina Dale
At 12:36 pm RMI Guide Christina Dale radioed from the Mt. Rainier summit. Her team reached the summit via the Kautz Glacier during their six-day seminar. The team will check in from their high camp and descend the rest of the way off the mountain tomorrow.
Good job team! Descend safely today and enjoy yourselves when you are done. Way to go Reiss!
Posted by: Alexis Walter on 6/15/2018 at 12:13 pm
June 9, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Christina Dale reached High Break at 13,500’ on Mt. Rainier before high winds forced the team to turn. Dave reported very strong winds and clouds above and below the them. The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir.
WOW!.... have a safe and a fabulous climb!
Posted by: Wyatt Lucy J. on 6/11/2018 at 6:48 am
I was very impressed with your leadership during our difficult situation with the storm. Thanks for a memorable and safe experience!
Posted by: Harrison Filler on 6/9/2018 at 11:44 pm
June 1, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:33 PM PT
From the top of Radio Tower to the bottom of the crevasse on the Kahiltna, your guides; Christina, Lucas, and Alex thank the Alaska Seminar team for bringing a sense of humor and awe to the 9 days spent together. We are now off the ice and onto burgers and brews.
May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018 - 10:32 pm PT
We just finished up out last dinner (weather permitting) on the glacier. Today we loaded gear on our backs and sleds and moved to basecamp where our group decided to set up tents then take an evening glacier hike to the base of the North Face of Mount Hunter to say farewell to the Alaska Range. We all feel grateful for the time to learn and explore here. I know for a fact many of our team will be back soon to climb the Great One.
May 30, 2018
After a lazy morning of hiding in tents or the cook tent from the snow and wind we had brunch. It was a two hot drink kind of morning. But then the temps warmed and the clouds lightened and we set up a ropes course on the glacier. We used ascenders to climb ropes, rappels to descend, and tethers to traverse. After some avalanche beacon searching drills, we hunkered down for some lunch and an avalanche formation lecture. All in all, a lot of practice clipping carabiners and using gear. This group has taken everything in stride and keeps impressing us with their focus and energy. We also have been enjoying the laughter that seems to roll out of the kitchen tent all evening. Tomorrow we’ll rig sleds and head back to Kahiltna Basecamp and then into a hot shower way too soon after that. Whether we’re climbing, learning, or hanging out, this group has been a true pleasure to be with for the past eight days.
RMI Guides Christina Dale, Lucas Haaland, and Alex Halliday
May 29, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 5:28 PM PT
Today we awoke to some of the first stormy weather of the trip. After sleeping in a little and taking the time to make a delicious pancake and bacon breakfast we roped up and spent the afternoon climbing to Furien Col taking advantage of a good weather window. The climb was steep and involved. We used many of the climbing and anchoring techniques that we’ve learned throughout the week. It was fun to put our skills to use and get up to a high point. Unfortunately, no views for us because the weather rolled in and we were inside a pingpong ball. We descended from the col and are taking time to rest in our tents.
RMI Guide Christina Dale