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Forbidden Peak: Eric Frank & Team Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank | August 25, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 8,815'

Hey, good afternoon. This is Eric Frank and Jeremy Davis calling from the top of Forbidden Peak! We had a great climb this morning. We took off just before 6:00 a.m. and hit the top right around noon. A good climb and seems like we are the only ones up here today. We will be heading down soon.

RMI Guide Eric Frank

Central Gully in the North Cascades. Photo: Eric Frank View of Forbidden from the West Ridge Notch. Photo Eric Frank


RMI Guide Eric Frank calls from the Forbidden Peak summit


Mt. Shuksan: Eric Frank & Team Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank | August 22, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

Good morning everyone. This is Eric Frank calling from the top of Mount Shuksan. We just climbed the Sulphide Glacier Route. Everything is going well. We walked up in the fog yesterday and didn’t have much visibility, but this morning was beautiful. We woke up to starry skies and had a nice climb up the glacier, and a great climb up the final summit pyramid. We are going to hang out for a few more minutes, and then make our way back down and rest, relax and hopefully get a nap in this afternoon. Take care. Bye.

RMI Guide Eric Frank

From the Mt. Shuksan summit to Mt. Rainier. Photo: Solveig Waterfall


RMI Guide Eric Frank calls from the Mt. Shuksan summit!


Mt. Rainier: Emmons Seminar Unable to Summit

Posted by: Eric Frank, Bridget Belliveau, JM Gorum, Megan Budge | August 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,800'

RMI Guide Eric Frank and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning due to route conditions. The team climbed to 10,800’ before being forced to turn around. Despite being unable to summit, Eric and the team enjoyed and incredible meteor shower in the early hours of the morning.

The team is back at Camp Schurman and plans to spend the rest of the day doing crevasse rescue and ice climbing training around camp. Tomorrow the team will descend from Camp Schurman. We look forward to greeting them in Ashford tomorrow afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: August 12th Update

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Kel Rossiter, Ben Liken, Eric Frank | August 12, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Mount Rainier Four and Five Day Summit Climbs, led by Kel Rossiter and Ben Liken, reached about 12,300 feet before thunder and lightning forced the team to turn.  The team is safely back at Camp Muir and began their descent to Paradise at 9:00 a.m.  The skies are currently hazy with a fair amount of smoke in the skies from various wildfires in eastern part of Washington.  Geoff Schellens and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz turned from their summit attempt yesterday at 13,300 feet.  They will finish their day of training and be back at RMI Basecamp later this afternoon.  The RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons, led by Eric Frank, checked in from camp this morning.  Their team is doing well, training today, and preparing for their summit bid in the morning.

View from the Mount Rainier Emmons Seminar Camp. Photo: Eric Frank The ridge below Castle Rocks, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter The Emmons Shoulder on Mount Rainier. Photo: Peter Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: August 8th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Eric Frank | August 08, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Eric Frank led their Four Day Summit Climbs to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Billy reported lots of climbers on the route and light winds. The teams are enjoying some time on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing the teams in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

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One of the highlights of my life, for sure. Thanks to the RMI team for the positive experience and seamless operation.

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Posted by: Dan Colavito on 8/11/2015 at 11:12 am

Awesome!! Hope it was all you dreamed of team!!!

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Posted by: Gretchen on 8/8/2015 at 2:29 pm


Mt. Shuksan: Frank & Team Summit via Fisher Chimneys

Posted by: Eric Frank, Steve Gately | August 01, 2015
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Elevation: 9,127'

Good morning. This is RMI Guide Eric Frank calling from the top of Mount Shuksan. Our team climbed up this morning from the Fisher Chimneys route, had a beautiful day. Now we’re just hanging out on top. We’re going to be up here for 20 or 25 minutes, enjoy the view, get some photos, then we’ll work our way back down. Hope everyone’s doing well, take care.

RMI climbers enroute to the summit of Mt. Shuksan via the Fisher Chimneys. Photo: Mike Walter


RMI Guide Eric Frank calls from the summit of Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades, WA.

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Well done Jeff!  Hope you’re having a fabulous vacation!  Talk to you soon!

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Posted by: Meredith on 8/1/2015 at 3:12 pm


Mt. Baker: Frank & Team Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank | July 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 10,781'

Hello, this is RMI Guide Eric Frank calling from Grant’s Peak here on the top of Mount Baker. We just had a beautiful climb on the North Ridge Route. Had a few other parties up here today, but we had perfect weather, great views, and a good climb. We are going to hang out on top for another 15 or 20 minutes and then we’ll be headed back down to our camp. Hope everyone following along is doing well. Talk to you soon. Bye.

Ascending Mount Baker's North Ridge Route. Photo: Eric Frank An RMI climber ascending Mount Baker's North Ridge. Photo: Kel Rossiter


RMI Guide Eric Frank calls in from the Mount Baker summit.


Mt. Rainier: July 10th Summit!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Eric Frank | July 10, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Haugen and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Paradise led by RMI Guide Eric Frank reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams reported warm weather and a cloud cap on the upper mountain. They are currently descending back to Camp Muir to refuel and repack before continuing down to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI climbers ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier though a cloud cap. Photo: Ed Viesturs
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Congratulations Jess and team!!! I’m so proud of you!! Can’t wait to hear all about this adventure!! Love you Jess!
Your favorite cousin,
Shari ;)

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Posted by: Shari on 7/10/2015 at 2:53 pm

Congratulations Jess, so happy for you! Job well done!

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Posted by: Jan on 7/10/2015 at 12:49 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs & Emmons Seminar Climbers on Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank, Solveig Waterfall, Kel Rossiter | July 02, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams enjoyed clear blue skies and warm temperatures.  RMI Guide Kel Rossiter led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons to the summit via the Emmons Glacier route.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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Congratulations to 313 AS Climbing! Great job Rob and team!  The team raised over $10,000 for the Seattle Childrens Hospital Uncompensated Fund!

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Posted by: Rex Luzader on 7/3/2015 at 1:44 pm


Mt. McKinley: Upper West Rib Team Descends to 11,000’ Camp

Posted by: Eric Frank, Geoff Schellens | June 17, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

June 16, 2015 11:47 pm

It was cold this morning at 17,000’ Camp. I mean walking down the ridge in parkas and puffy pants cold. With light winds and a nip in the air we picked our way down the west buttress amongst throngs of other climbers seeking lower elevations. Once we started down the fixed lines the wind died and the solar began cooking us, we walked into 14,000’ Camp wishing we had shorts. After a few hours relaxing at our old home we loaded up and continued on to 11 Camp for the night. We had a custom order fry up for dinner, trying to cook all the remaining cheese, meat, tortillas and other heavy items before hitting the sack. Our plan is to wake up in the middle of the night and walk to the airstrip. If all goes as planned we should be back in Talkeetna by mid day. Thanks for following along on our Upper West Rib expedition.

RMI Guide Geoff Schellens

The view from the top of Motorcycle Hill.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Happy birthday, Kimmy!! Hope you had a great day making your way back down!  Your trip looks like it’s been absolutely incredible.  So proud of you and can’t wait to… read more

Posted by: Corey on 6/18/2015 at 12:18 pm

Hi Kim, GREAT!  WOW ..We are so excited for you & the amazing RMI team!!  Trish & I look forward to seeing you In ALASKA & telling you in person… read more

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