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Entries By dave hahn

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Teams Unable to Climb

Due to wind and snow overnight the Four Day Climb teams led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Hannah Smith were unable to make a summit attempt this morning. The teams were safely tucked in at Camp Muir.  Dave reported snow drifts of 12+ inches.  The teams will return to Paradise later this morning.

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So crazy how much different things can be up on the mountain.  It’s shorts and t-shirts weather down in Seattle.  Bummer…

Posted by: Jordan Cook on 5/19/2019 at 1:11 pm

Sorry you guys weren’t able to make the attempt.  Next year!

Posted by: David Payne on 5/19/2019 at 9:36 am

Mt. Rainier: Hahn & Knoff on Top!

The Mt. Rainier Five Day Summit Climb stood on the summit earlier this morning.  The teams, led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Adam Knoff, experienced a bluebird day with what seems to be endless views from the highest point in Washington. 
Both teams began their descent around 8:20 am PT.  We look forward to congratulating them back at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.

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Congrats to all on a successful summit! Each trip report I read deepens my desire to attempt the summit myself. Someday.

Posted by: Greg on 5/11/2019 at 9:14 pm

Never get tired of seeing Hahn and Knoff celebrating a summit. Way to go!!

Posted by: Jane Knoff on 5/10/2019 at 9:47 am

Vinson Massif: Hahn & Team Leave Antarctica, Head Home

We flew out of Union Glacier at 3:30 AM the day after Christmas, arriving in Punta Arenas at 8 in the morning.  Under ordinary circumstances, we’d have slept the day away and celebrated in the evening with a big dinner.  But we’d enjoyed a fair number of big dinners at Union and my gang had families and lives to get back to.  We showered in town and repacked, had a nice lunch and then headed for the airport again.  Sure enough, we started saying goodbye to each other in airplane aisles and security lines and before long, the five of us were flying in different directions.  We shared plenty on this expedition, and although we were ultimately in different places, I’m positive that we were still sharing exhaustion at the end of 36 hours of constant travel. 
There was plenty of relief at being done, but there were also a thousand new memories of challenges met, storms and delays endured and of five steady companions who got through it all while still laughing and smiling and loving Antarctica. 
Thanks for following our adventure. 

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Posted by: Micheline on 4/13/2019 at 3:05 am

Vinson Massif: Hahn & Team Spend Christmas in Antarctica, Prepare for Flights Home

As it turns out, it WAS a white Christmas.  Still some clouds and a few flakes in the air this morning, but it was calm and quiet and obviously improving. 

We greeted one another with Merry Christmases and smiles and suggestions that “today could be the day.”  As the sky began to go blue and the sun came out, everybody took to walking around outside… then skiing and biking and simply hanging out and conversing.  It was such a pleasure to see the surrounding mountains again that folks were reluctant to go inside.  The decision was still to be made concerning the Ilyushin, but there was plenty to do as we waited.  There were outings in the camp vehicles to surrounding hillsides, there was exercise to be had on the snow roads within camp and as the afternoon went on, there were skydivers to watch.  A group revved up one of the Twin Otters, climbed 10,000 feet overhead, and jumped out.  Twice, with each skydiver landing perfectly in control and on target. 

At our excellent Christmas Dinner, the word came that the flight was on.  The Ilyushin left Punta Arenas at 8 PM and is expected in at half past midnight.  We’ll be in South America by morning.  My team is excited, naturally.  And relieved.  And ready to get back to see loved ones and friends.  But there is also a little sadness at leaving our Antarctic home and friends.  Not exactly what we’d have chosen, but this will definitely be a Christmas to remember. 

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Vinson Massif: Hahn & Team’s Christmas Eve in Antarctica

Same weather.  Snow and low cloud.  Nobody went anywhere.  But there is hope that the weather will improve tomorrow and that we’ll fly to South America. 
We had a big brunch at 11 AM and a Christmas procession involving vehicles, costumes, dancing and hot wine.  Then it was lectures and reading and napping as usual.  Dinner was special.  None of us expected to be in Antarctica for Christmas… all of us are, as it turns out.  So we made the most of it.  A great dinner with friends.  And then a suspense filled game of trivia in which our sturdy Vinson team took second place out of six teams.
By night time, it was still snowing, but ever so lightly and the clouds were lifting.  Things may indeed start happening tomorrow. 
Merry Christmas to all at home and we’ll see you soon.

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Merry Christmas to you all! It wasn’t the same without you but things happen for a reason. Maybe, for example, it was to form bonds that will never be broken. In any case, the welcome home will have that much more joy. Here’s to getting off the ground tomorrow.


Posted by: Kathy on 12/25/2018 at 3:03 pm

Vinson Massif: Hahn & Team Take a Stroll Around Union Camp

It is possible that someone picked out the shape of the sun behind the clouds today… at some point.  But most of us just saw light snow falling from thick, low, constantly gray skies.  The wind took a break, which certainly made sleeping easier last night.  At breakfast, the notice was already up on a whiteboard “no flights today” with a frowny face after it.  No suspense.  My team made the best of it.  We went out at mid morning for a trudge around the marked 10k course.  It hasn’t been groomed lately, but we found the walking to be manageable without too much sinking in.  Call it a day of walking in beach sand.  With the usual slight danger of freezing one’s face, hands and feet at the beach.
We were back at Union Camp for lunch and afternoon lectures.  Following dinner, ALE guide Rob Smith gave a riveting talk on climbing K2 this past July.
Anybody’s guess as to whether the weather will break to allow a flight tomorrow.  Eddie, the Kiwi cat driver extraordinaire, doubled the height of our already impressive snow wall.  We can handle a small hurricane now. 

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Please come home to us. We realize you won’t make it for Christmas but you will be in our thoughts. Sending much love.

Posted by: Kathy on 12/24/2018 at 12:14 pm

Hang in there Matt! Hope the weather clears soon. Best wishes, Chuck and Leslie

Posted by: Chuck Immel on 12/24/2018 at 10:02 am

Vinson Massif: Hahn & Team - Windy Night and Trivia Day

The wind blew hard last night… all night.  Not hard enough to destroy tents, but hard enough to keep one awake and wondering about destruction.  It died down by morning and we got out under low clouds and lightly falling snow… which didn’t change much for the rest of the day.  It was pretty obviously a no-fly day.  So we ate, we walked, we talked, drank tea and coffee and calculated changes to schedules and itineraries.  There were hints of hopes for flights tomorrow, and then there were notices saying not to get hopes up for tomorrow.  The evening’s activity was a team trivia contest.  Our gang came in third out of four teams and considered it a victory as the contest veered from Antarctic history toward a who’s who in contemporary pop music. 

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Dear Dave, hang in there! We wish you a flight home soon, when it is safe. Your team is lucky to have you as their leader. Maybe you can get started on your book? Very fondly, Ingrid & Lou

Posted by: ingrid Whittaker on 12/23/2018 at 10:01 am

Vinson Massif: Hahn & Team Celebrate the Summer Solstice

When you’re already in twenty four hours of sunlight, it can be a little slippery declaring that this day is longer than the others.  But of course the summer solstice means something more to us at 80 degrees south latitude.  For my gang of climbers, the day would have had far greater significance if it had been the start of our travel homeward. Not so much, as it turned out.  There was a chance though.  It started out snowy and grey and windy and progressed to partly sunny and windy by afternoon.  The Ilyushin Captain was giving the day a thorough revue, but in the end he decided that the amount of blowing snow he’d have to find his way through to reach the runway threshold was unworkable.  The call was made as we sat down to dinner.  By that time we’d done our usual day-long routine of napping, reading, going to lectures and watching the sky.  Of course the announcement was a disappointment, but we are glad the logistics folks are trying so hard to find a hole in this storm. 

Best Regards
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Vinson Massif: Hahn & Team Enjoy Windless Night, but No Flight

On the good side, it wasn’t windy last night.  The tents were quiet and we got good rest.  On the bad side -from a flying perspective- nothing else changed.  It was still snowing and the clouds were still sitting right down on top of us this morning… and throughout the day.  Nobody went flying.  So the folks in Punta Arenas who were hoping to get in stayed put.  The people at the South Pole wanting to get back to Union didn’t.  The gang out at Vinson ready to go home sat at Base Camp.  The peeps at Union wanting to head to Vinson had to wait.  Those that wanted to go to the Pole did not.  And the five of us intent on escaping Antarctica never had a chance today.  So we took it easy, went for walks and lectures and books.  Ate meals and took naps and read forecasts of more poor weather. 
Basically, we hung in there.

Best Regards
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Vinson Massif: Hahn & Team Explore the Wind Scoop

The winds went all night but didn’t cause much damage.  Morning was a familiar mix of grey and greyer with light snow falling.  Nothing was going flying today… too much of a mid-storm feeling to the world.  We ate breakfast and attended lectures for the morning.  After lunch, my gang eagerly showed up for a field trip in the Tucker snow bus.  There were about 18 of us rambling along a flagged and gps-ed ice road in the big tracked vehicle.  The snow storm continued, but we went on instruments to find the “wind scoop” by Mount Charles.  We got out and donned stretchy traction aids to help our boots on the hard blue ice.  We then walked toward an enormous snow and ice formation, the wind scoop carved out by patient and endless winds around the base of an Antarctic mountain.  Simple… except it was also beautiful and primal.  It snowed on us as we walked, and the winds kept up, but every now and then, we could see enough to be impressed and awed by the scale and the relentlessness of ice, snow, wind, sun and rock. 
When we got back to the comfortable dining tent at Union Glacier, it shocked us for a moment that the staff had put up all of the Christmas decorations.  We haven’t given up on getting home for the big event, but dinner with friends in this wild setting was still pretty fun. 

Best Regards
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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I can’t believe you’re still there!!!

Posted by: Kim k on 12/20/2018 at 7:08 pm

Get home already. Miss your voice. Stay safe and have fun!

Posted by: Beth on 12/20/2018 at 2:38 pm

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