Entries By jenny konway
July 21, 2018
RMI Guides Casey Grom and Jenny Konway led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams reached the crater rim around 7 AM PT. Casey reported good conditions and moderate winds. After enjoying the views from the summit the teams will descend to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s climbers!
July 19, 2018
At the end of this past April, eleven RMI guides came together in Washington to take the AMGA Alpine Skills Course, a prerequisite for the Alpine Guide Course, and a great continuing education opportunity for all of us to remain at the forefront of current guiding techniques. After a winter of far-flung adventures, Dave Hahn, Andy Bond, Mike King, Jenny Konway, Grayson Swingle, Hannah Smith, Gloria Roe, Nick Scott, JT Schmitt, Alan Davis, and myself converged on Ashford. These courses are an important chance for us to refresh our skillset and learn some new tricks from our peers and the instructors from the AMGA.
Over the course of 5 days at Paradise in Mt. Rainier National Park, and on Mt. Erie, outside Anacortes, WA, we reviewed snow anchor construction and multi-pitch techniques for snowy environments, belaying and lowering techniques, short roping and short pitching, and anchor station management. Success in our guiding often lies in not only being able to utilize a number of techniques to manage risk, but in being able to maintain efficiency and timeliness at the same time. As we worked through different transitions, techniques, and scenarios with our peers, we all walked away with a few new tools in our bag and I’m convinced will be better guides for it.
This was a fantastic event for the eleven of us, and many thanks go out to RMI and the AMGA for putting it on. Congrats to Dave Hahn, Andy Bond, Mike King, Jenny Konway, Grayson Swingle, Hannah Smith, Gloria Roe, Nick Scott, JT Schmitt, and Alan Davis for completing the course!
July 16, 2018
Posted by: Jenny Konway
This morning the Five-Day Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by RMI Guide Jenny Konway, reached the summit. The team spent two nights on the mountain in spectacular clear skies before they began their ascent. Presently they are on their descent back to Camp Muir and then will continue on to Paradise.
June 20, 2018
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons June 16 - 21, 2018 led by RMI Guides Andy Bond, Alan Davis, Bryce Foster and Jenny Konway reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning via the Emmons Glacier route. Andy reported a beautiful day with low winds. They will return to Camp Schurman for a final night on the mountain.
Congratulations to the Emmons Seminar team!
Congratulations Barry- you did it!!!! SO exciting!! You’re an inspiration to so many! -xK
Posted by: Kathryn McRitchie on 6/21/2018 at 8:31 am
Congratulations Noah! This is absolutely amazing. What an accomplishment! I’m inspired!
Posted by: Noah on 6/20/2018 at 1:35 pm
June 11, 2018
The Five Day Summit Climb June 7 - 11, 2018 made their summit attempt of Mt. Rainier this morning but were turned back at 11,200ft due to poor weather and route conditions. RMI Guides Jenny Konway and Jordan Cargill reported several inches of new snow at Ingraham Flats. The teams returned safely to Camp Muir and will descend to Paradise later this morning.
June 3, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb led by Geoff Schellens and Jenny Konway turned this morning at 13,500’. The team made the call to turn around after experiencing high wind gusts on the upper mountain. They called in from about 12,300’ at 7:00 AM PT and reported good views and a steady descent.
May 27, 2018
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb team led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Jenny Konway walked into the summit crater at 8:00 am this morning. The team reported wind speeds of about 5 mph, excellent weather, and excellent route conditions. They have begun their descent from the summit and will be back at Camp Muir.
Congratulations Lacey. Way to go.
Jeff and Betsy
Posted by: Jeff Payne on 5/28/2018 at 9:07 pm
Congratulations guys. So glad the weather was ideal. So proud of you both. What a achievement! Can’t wait for the pics. Xx
Posted by: Jean and Ed Lightbody on 5/27/2018 at 2:36 pm
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
We are all back safely in town after a successful summit of Pico de Orizaba! The entire team stood on top after a long day climbing up the Jamapa Glacier. We had thunder and lightning last night that turned into snow all the way down to the hut. The skies cleared around 12:45 am and we were out the door at 1 on a warm night. The Team is sorting gear for flights home in the morning and looking forward to a good dinner and restful nights sleep. Thanks for following along.
RMI Guide Mike King
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March 9, 2018
We spent a casual day off in historic Puebla yesterday looking at murals, eating tacos and checking out the local pottery made in the area. There were bands and peaceful protests in the Square, surrounded by beautiful and ornate cathedrals.
This morning we woke early to meet our transport and head to Tlachichuca where we outfitted for Orizaba. Senior Reyes runs a climber’s hostel that is housed in his family’s historic soap factory. The mountain has been covered in clouds and there is some snow flanking the lower slopes. This has been an extremely dry winter for the area and new snow is a welcome sight.
For the remainder of the day we’ll take a short walk up hill to see the Labyrinth, a scree and rock maze of ledges and chutes that makes up the first two hours on our summit day.
The Team is excited to be here and out of the 4x4 trucks that crawl their way up the dusty roads through corn fields and beautiful pine forests. Hopefully we will be calling in from the summit tomorrow morning. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and clear skies!