Entries By christina von mertens

Mt. Rainier: August 11th SUMMIT!

Posted by: JJ Justman, Alex Barber, Christina von Mertens | August 11, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide JJ Justman led the Four Day Summit Climb Team to the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team reported beautiful weather and great route conditions.  The team was climbing to raise money for Washington’s National Park Fund, what a great way to honor our National Parks.

Congratulations Team!


Thanks RMI team for your leadership, training, and providing a great, safe, adventure.

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Posted by: Robert Jones on 8/27/2014 at 8:21 pm

I had an amazing time! Huge thank you and big hugs to JJ, Christina, and Alex for getting us to the top safely and for the training, experience and stories… read more

Posted by: Karinn on 8/13/2014 at 12:49 pm

Mt. Rainier: June 28th - UPDATE

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Lindsay Fixmer, Christina von Mertens, Adam Butterfield, Bryan Hendrick | June 28, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,200'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams Led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Geoff Schellens reached Ingraham Flats on Mt. Rainier today, but due to poor visibility and bad weather they were forced to turn abort their summit attempt.  The team returned to Camp Muir and have started their descent back to Paradise and will arrive at Ashford BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s team.


I can’t imagine the disappointment but am glad you are all safe.  Can’t wait to see the pictures and hear the stories.

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Posted by: Mary dearth on 6/28/2014 at 11:39 am

Bummer!  Know it was still a fabulous experience—Lots of love to Kirsten and Aaron (and Madison)

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Posted by: Mary Simpson on 6/28/2014 at 11:19 am

Mt. Rainier: June 24th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike Uchal, Christina von Mertens, Seth Waterfall, Mike King, Alex Barber, Robby Young | June 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Early this morning the Four Day Summit Climb led by Brent Okita reached the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Brent reported clouds above and winds 20 mph, and some new snow on the mountain.  The team has started their descent and are now en route back to Camp Muir.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team led by Seth Waterfall reached the summit via the Emmons route at 11:50am this morning.  The will spend a bit of time on the summit before starting their descent.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!


Good job NS fellas! Hope you have some good snaps to show us - looking forward to you coming home :)

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Posted by: Megan on 6/24/2014 at 5:53 pm

Well done Andrew and crew. Suggest you take the elevator on the way back down. I guess you are the next guy to climb the mast.

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Posted by: Herbie on 6/24/2014 at 4:48 pm

Mt. Rainier: June 13th - Update

Posted by: Tyler Reid, Pete Van Deventer, Sean Collon, Alex Barber, Christina von Mertens, Andrew Kiefer | June 13, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,600'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams Led by RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Pete Van Deventer were turned at 12,600’ due to weather.  The team climbed into a cap and reported low visibility, cold temperatures, snow showers a couple of inches of accumulation and light to moderate winds.  The teams are en route Back to Camp Muir and will be back at Rainier Basecamp early this afternoon.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams.


Will and Tim it was an honor to have attempted the summit of Rainier with you. Pete, I would follow your lead up any mountain my friend. You kept it… read more

Posted by: charles on 6/18/2014 at 6:57 am

Good try Ted and friends.  Weather can be the decider up on Rainier.  The Top of the Cleaver is still high, and it is the crux of the route you… read more

Posted by: Jim Daverman on 6/13/2014 at 3:28 pm