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Entries By james bealer


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

The Four Day Climb June 6 - 9 led by RMI Guides James Bealer & Jess Wedel reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  At 7 am, they were starting their descent from the crater rim.

Congratulations climbers!

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I think we threaded the needle on this one!  Congrats to the entire team… It was so great to meet everyone and thanks to all the amazing guides for their motivation and guidance.  Hope everyone made it back home safely after such an incredible weekend.  The legs are definitely feeling it today!!

Posted by: Brian Downey on 6/11/2024 at 1:40 pm

Thank you all for getting us up there!  Special shout out to Ben for saving my a$$!

Posted by: Todd Richards on 6/10/2024 at 5:41 pm


Mt. Rainier: Bealer, Whatford & Five Day Climb Turned by Weather

June 3: The team started their descent from Camp Muir at 7:30 AM PT today.  We expect them to arrive at Paradise around 10 am.

The Five Day Climb May 30 - 3 June led by RMI Guides James Bealer & Tatum Whatford reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver, 12,300', today before deteriorating weather forced them to descend.  The team is enroute to Camp Muir. They will spend the night at Camp Muir tonight and descend tomorrow. 

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Great effort for the team in spite of the awful weather conditions this weekend. Don’t give up hope on a future summit attempt. Took me 3 times before summiting.

Posted by: Neil Schweitzer on 6/2/2024 at 12:11 pm


Mt. Rainier: Emmons Seminar Team Reaches Summit!

RMI Guide James Bealer and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons July 8 - 13 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 8:30 am.  It's a beautiful day on the mountain with a bit of wind.  The team left Camp Schurman with an alpine start and will return their this afternoon.  Climbers have spent the last several days training with cramponing, rope travel and ice axe arrest techniques and additional alpine skills.  They put it all together to reach the top. Once back at Camp Schurman the team will spend a final night on the mountain.  Tomorrow they descend to the trailhead and will return to Rainier BaseCamp in the afternoon.

Nice work team!  

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Well done team!

-Nick R

Posted by: Nick on 7/12/2023 at 5:38 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Have Windy Night, Take Walk to Ingraham Flats

Strong winds overnight kept the teams at Camp Muir.  Telemetry shows wind gusts in the 50-60 mph range.  RMI Guide Henry Coppolillo reported a nice morning at Camp Muir as the wind continued to decrease. Around 7 am, the teams were going to ascend to Ingraham Flats to explore the terrain above Camp Muir and enjoy the sunshine.  The teams will return to Camp Muir, pack their gear and descend to Paradise later this morning.

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Mt. Baker: Leave No Tracer Trainier Course and Mt. Baker Summit

RMI Guides James Bealer and Ellison Boord met their team for the Mt. Baker Leave No Trace Master Educator Course and Climb on Friday, August 26th for their first day of a six day training course and climb. After their Orientation day the team set up mountain camps, practiced Leave No Trace skills and travel as well as learned glacier travel skills.  Yesterday the team made their summit attempt of Mt. Baker via the Easton Glacier route. They returned to camp for their final night in the mountains.  Their program will conclude today with a celebration in Sedro-Woolley.

Nice work team!

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Mt. Baker: Teams Enjoy Daytime Climb and Stand on Top

RMI Guide James Bealer and team have made it to the summit of Mt. Baker this afternoon. After the team's walk into camp yesterday, they enjoyed a late afternoon training session where they covered self-arrest, cramponing, and rope travel before heading to bed in preparation for their climb today. The team will return to camp tonight and walk back to the trailhead tomorrow.

Congrats climbers!

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Back home in Ohio! Thanks all for a great experience. So happy to make it to the top as we all encouraged each other to push on through and get as far as each of us could. Special thanks to James, Evan and Brian for making it happen for us all!!!

Posted by: Patrick Barrett on 8/24/2022 at 9:40 pm

Awesome experience with all of you!!!!!!
Thanks so much!!!!

Posted by: Cheryl Quast on 8/22/2022 at 8:31 pm


Mt. Baker: Easton Glacier Team on Top!

The Mt. Baker Easton Glacier Team was on the summit of Mt. Baker at 11:24 am today. RMI Guide James Bealer reported a "Blue Bird" day of climbing, with clear skies, and warm temperatures. The team climbed in their t-shirts and only passed one team on the way to the top, perfect conditions. They are on their way back to camp where they will spend one more night before descending to the trailhead.

Congratulations Team!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Summit!

The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides James Bealer and Josh McDowell reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team had a little bit of weather, so they did not stay on top for long. The team is back at Camp Muir and will be arriving at Paradise in the early afternoon

Congratulations Team! 

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Forbidden: 100% Summit on Forbidden

RMI Guide James Bealer and Henry Coppolillo checked in from camp after their successful summit of Forbidden Peak. Despite rain early on in the program, the team persevered and made it to the top. The team will enjoy some much-needed rest before their walk back to the trailhead and back to cell service.

Congrats to the team for being our first summit on Forbidden this season! 

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Mt. Baker: Bealer and Team get 100% to the top via the Easton

RMI Guide James Bealer checked in from the summit of Mt. Baker this morning. 

After a warm walk into camp, the team enjoyed their breakfast before starting their ascent in the mid-morning. They stood atop Mt. Baker (Komo Kulshan) at around 11 am this morning. 

Congrats team!

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