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Entries By eric frank


Shuksan: Frank & Team Abandon Summit Attempt

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:07 AM PT

RMI Assistant Guide Avery Parrinello checked in this morning from the base of the chimney’s on the Fisher Chimney Route of Mt. Shuksan. He reported that the team decided to abandon the summit attempt there because of poor and deteriorating weather conditions that included heavy rain. The team will return to camp and dry off the best they can for the hike out tomorrow morning.

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Sorry to hear about the poor weather! I imagine you all had fun

Posted by: Jaime on 9/9/2018 at 7:00 am

Regardless of summit or not, I had tons on fun! Thank you RMI!

Posted by: Rahim Charania on 9/8/2018 at 8:15 pm


Mt. Rainier: Frank & Four Day Summit Climb Team Reach Summit

RMI Guide Eric Frank led the Four Day Summit Climb August 23 - 26 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Eric reported windy conditions and cloud cap forming on the mountain.  A low marine layer is sitting below Camp Muir.  The team began their descent from the crater rim at 8:40 AM PT.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!

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North Cascades: Frank & Team Change Venue

RMI Guide Eric Frank & Team decided to swap the smoky air of the North Cascades for the cleaner ocean air of Mt. Erie. The downside to the change is less significant peak objectives, but still quality rock climbing and rock movement training grounds. The team ended the program on a high note and under blue skies. Forecasts for the coming days in the North Cascades are predicting that the smoke will clear out and should provide ideal climbing conditions for climbs on Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, and in the Boston Basin.

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North Cascades: Frank & Team Summit First Objective: Sahale Mountain!

RMI Guide Eric Frank reported in from the summit of their first peak: Sahale Mountain. Sahale requires a strenuous glaciated climb up the Quien Sabe Glacier and a 300’ scramble up a 4th class rock pyramid. Eric reported that the wind changed direction last night and the wildfire smoke rolled back over them; which made for tough, smoky climbing. However, the team is happy with their first successful summit and ready for more.

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Forbidden Peak: Frank & Team Reach the Summit

Hey everybody, this is Eric Frank calling from the summit of Forbidden Peak. It’s a few minutes after noon here, and we finally managed to get above the wildfire smoke. So we’ve just popped up above it and its nice cIean air here. We had a great climb this morning. We left from Camp around 5:30, and here we are on top two and a half hours later. We’re going to enjoy a few more moments, and then get packed up to head down. We will call to check in later today and let you know that we’re safely back in Camp. Thanks.

RMI Guide Eric Frank


RMI Guide Eric Frank calls from the Forbidden Peak summit in the North Cascades

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Mt. Rainier: Frank & Four Day Team Enjoy Pleasant Day

The Four Day Summit Climb August 5 - 8 led by RMI Guide Eric Frank reached the summit around 7:15 AM this morning.  Eric reported warm conditions with a light wind above 13,000’ as the group ascended from Camp Muir to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  They enjoyed the views from the crater and began their descent from the crater rim around 8 AM.  The team will return to Camp Muir and continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!

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Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams Reach Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams checked in at 7:40 AM as they were leaving the summit crater of Mt. Rainier.  The group enjoyed blue skies and a really nice morning on the mountain.
Once they return to Camp Muir they will repack and continue their descent to Paradise. They will end their program with a celebration at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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What a fantastic early Birthday gift Bob !!  You made it,  way to go.  Love you

Posted by: Barbara on 8/4/2018 at 4:44 pm

Congratulations to all of you ,  what a great experience.  So proud Bob

Posted by: Barbara on 8/4/2018 at 4:41 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on Summit

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!

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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


Mt. Rainier: RMI Teams Summit!

On a calm and cold morning, RMI Guides Eric Frank and Andy Bond led their teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  They are above the clouds enjoying the sun on their descent.
Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

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Congratulations to all! Quite an accomplishment.

Posted by: Ann Hernick on 6/15/2018 at 10:50 am

This message is from the “other Stephanie Renner”. I’m so happy for Chris and Andy Renner!  What an accomplishment!

Posted by: Stephanie Renner on 6/14/2018 at 5:17 pm


Bolivia Expedition: Frank and Team Spend One Last Day in La Paz

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 1:00 PM PT

Hard rain overnight added to our adventure this morning as we loaded up in our land cruisers and navigated the Bolivian country side. At one point a bridge had washed out and we were forced to navigate a river bed. Much like scouting a rapid on a river, we were forced to send scouts with radios ahead to find our way. But don’t worry we’re all safely in La Paz enjoying the comforts of a shower, internet and even street side shoe cleaners to clean off our dirty shoes.

We’ll enjoy one last group dinner tonight with the whole group. This trip would not have been possible without the help our amazing Bolivian staff. They’ve become like family to us and it’ll be our honor to treat them tonight for one final celebration!

RMI Guide Andy Bond

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