Entries By eric frank
May 17, 2018
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir May 13 - 18 led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Jenny Konway reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team reported beautiful clear skies and great climbing conditions on their summit attempt this morning. The team ascended to Camp Muir on Monday and has spent the week with training and instruction near Camp Muir. They will return to Camp Muir for their final night on the mountain. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp tomorrow.
Congratulations to all the climbers!
Sammy sends all her love and wants to be there with you.
Posted by: alice on 5/17/2018 at 10:34 am
WooHoo! Congratulations Jay! Enjoy that view and never forget it!
Posted by: Cory Prykull on 5/17/2018 at 8:27 am
August 26, 2017
Posted by: Eric Frank
Hello, this is Eric Frank and team up on the North Side of Mt. Shuksan. I just wanted to send a quick note and let everyone know that we reached the summit this morning. It was a textbook climb in perfect weather conditions.
We intend to descend to Lake Anne later this afternoon, and work our way out to the trailhead in the morning.
August 21, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and JM Gorum reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Eric reported clear skies all the way to the top! The team will spend some time enjoying the views
Congratulations to today’s team!
Way to go Franko!! So proud of you!! Love you! Tbone.
Posted by: TERESA HELMLY on 8/21/2017 at 9:40 am
Hello, this is Eric Frank. Just giving you a call from Mount Shuksan. Wanted to let everyone who is following along that we are safe and sound back in camp. We had a good day of climbing up on the glacier and the summit pyramid. Unfortunately we were not able to reach the summit. The rain from yesterday kind of lingered late into the evening. There was a big, wet cloud that hung over the glacier that didn’t let us get out of camp until mid morning today. But we did climb up the glacier, got to the base of the pyramid, and got to go through a little bit of that terrain, and experience what that climbing is like. We then made the safe call to come back down before things got too late in the day, and we had to come down in the dark. We enjoyed ourselves. We’re all happy and doing quite well. Hope everyone out there is doing well, take care.
Good afternoon. This is Eric Frank calling in from the south side of Mount Shuksan. Just sitting in my tent here listening to the rain pitter patter on the outside. On the plus side, I would assume that most of the smoke from British Columbia has been knocked down. It’s been raining here since around 11 p.m. last night. It rained hard throughout the night, well into the early afternoon today. We were able to get outside to do a little bit of training- built some anchors, did some crevasse rescue before the cold and heavy wet mist chased us back into our tents. So we have our fingers crossed that things are going to be looking up for tomorrow. Right now we’re just getting prepared, doing our part to get ready to go climb Mount Shuksan in the morning. So hopefully we will be calling you mid-morning with a report from the top and hopefully some better weather. Looking forward to it then. Bye.
RMI Guide Eric Frank calls in from Mount Shuksan.
Hey, this is Eric Frank with the Shuksan Seminar. Just wanted to let everyone know we’re doing well. We moved up to the toe of the glacier had a good day of training today, and now the weather is turned a little bit the clouds are rolling in. I think we’re in for a little bit of rain. We are tucked in and we have a nice camp and we’re planning to train tomorrow as much as we’re able given the weather. Thanks for following along.
RMI Guide Eric Frank checks in the Shuksan Seminar.
Wishing all you guys a great climb. Wishing my son Anthony Viverito and his guys a safe and fun journey.
Posted by: Linda Ann Theodoulou on 8/13/2017 at 10:11 am
August 12, 2017
Posted by: Eric Frank
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:59 pm PT
Hello, this is Eric Frank calling in from the South side of Mt. Shuksan. I just wanted to let everyone know we’re doing well. We had a good day of climbing through the old grow forest and we have settled into our little bivy camp here for the night. So far the team is just getting camp set up and relaxing. We are going to make some dinner, watch the sun go down and enjoy ourselves a little bit. Thanks for following along. We will check in again tomorrow.
RMI Guide Eric Frank checks in from their first camp on the Mt. Shuksan Seminar
August 5, 2017
Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!
Wow!! Looks amazing, Scott. You are my hero!!
Posted by: Sandy Isham on 8/5/2017 at 10:54 am
Congratulations to Scott and the rest of team!! So proud of you Scott!!
Posted by: Laurie on 8/5/2017 at 10:48 am
August 1, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb July 29 - 1 August led by RMI Guides Eric Frank, Hannah Smith and Dustin Wittmier reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 5 am this morning. The team enjoyed the views from the crater before beginning their descent. They will take a short break at Camp Muir before continuing down to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!
Congratulations Josh, Luke and Zac! You made it! Great team work
Posted by: Anne Lysen on 8/2/2017 at 8:00 am
Congrats to all the Lysen brothers!
Ray & Carol
Posted by: Ray Lysen on 8/1/2017 at 5:47 pm
July 27, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Christina Dale reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Christina reported beautiful clear skies and great route conditions.
Congratulations to today’s teams!