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Mt. Rainier: Justman, King & Teams on the Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb teams August 23 - 26 led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Mike King were approaching the crater rim just before 7 am.  All of the climbers on Mike King’s team were able to reach the summit!.  Nice work team! JJ reported 10 mph winds and cold temps with climbers wearing their parkas.  It’s a beautiful day and a great climb.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

Congratulations, Lynn!

Posted by: Susie Lambert on 8/27/2016 at 6:04 am

Congratulations Kara!!! I’m so proud of you. You prove that you can do anything you set your mind to.

Posted by: Jan Jeffreys on 8/27/2016 at 3:54 am

Mt. Rainier: Summit!

RMI Guide JJ Justman called at 7:05 a.m.  The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams were beginning their descent from the crater rim!  The weather on the summit was a bit windy but clear skies made for nice views in every direction.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Unbelievable experience!  Great job by all the climbers!

Posted by: Scott on 8/22/2016 at 8:14 am

You all rock. Enjoy the view, savor the accomplishment.

Posted by: Ken on 8/21/2016 at 2:58 pm

Mt. Rainier: August 15th Update

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by JJ Justman, successfully reached the summit this morning. With bluebird skies, the team was able to see spectacular views all around.  They began their descent from the summit at 7:10 a.m.

Congrats to the Rainier team on their accomplishment. Look forward to seeing photos….

Posted by: Rick Minton on 8/16/2016 at 6:26 am

Very cool. Looking forward to hearing about the adventure and seeing the pics.

Posted by: Mark SV on 8/15/2016 at 3:34 pm

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Summits!

RMI Guide JJ Justman and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier under cold and gusty conditions. The team began their descent shortly after 8:00 a.m. PDT. On their descent, the team will stop at Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing their descent to Paradise. They will return to Ashford and Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: August 3rd Update

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by JJ Justman, made the decision to turn early this morning.  With winds gusts reaching 50 mph and new snow, the team spun at Ingraham Flats (11,200’).  Safe and sound back at Camp Muir, they will eat some breakfast before the begin their descent back to Paradise.

Glad to hear all are safe- hoping your climb, though shortened, was still a great adventure!

Posted by: Nan Slone on 8/3/2016 at 11:31 am

Glad you are safe and sound.

Posted by: Marcie McGuire on 8/3/2016 at 8:29 am

Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Finish Their Trip With St. Petersburg Tour

What a way to finish our great adventure in Russia! Today our team had a great day with our local St. Petersburg guide exploring this incredible city! It was incredible day in the city that ended with an amazing canal tour. I have to admit, it is hard to leave Russia. I am so happy that we have enjoyed the many great wonders of this great country! Thanks for following along!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Celebrating in St. Petersburg

Hi Everyone!! First, the entire team wants to say hello to family and friends back home. Today we spent all day traveling to St. Petersburg, the coolest city in Russia. Needless to say, we are tired. However, the team is going to celebrate our first night here by going to one of my favorite restaurants, Jerome’s, a “French-ish” restaurant. Yes, French! We have eaten plenty of authentic Russian cuisine. Tonight, the team is going to kick back, relax and enjoy the “white lights” of St. Petes!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Summit!

It has been an adventure full of adversity. The weather on Elbrus has been so finicky. We didn’t even see the mountain until a day ago! This morning the winds were still howling but certainly not as much as the last few days. Today was our last hope at making the summit. We awoke and headed out at 4AM and the climbing was tough with moderate winds. The winds stayed steady at 35mph and the team simply did an amazing job. It’s not easy climbing in less than ideal conditions. At 9:15AM we reached the summit of Mount Elbrus. It has been a long day and we are all very happy to be safely down in Cheget. Tonight certainly calls for a celebration.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

On The Map

Nice job!  Congratulations Matt and Team JJ!  Glad things worked out for you to summit… Looking forward to the pictures and stories!

Posted by: Fred Dietrich on 7/24/2016 at 6:10 pm

Yay! Well done David and Team! JJ, thank you for leading them to success and safety! Super excited for you all!

Posted by: Beth on 7/24/2016 at 11:54 am

Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Take a Rest Day

After a great day of acclimatizing to 15,000 feet on Mt. Elbrus our team has decided to take a day of rest. So today will be filled with reading, playing cards and watching Tommy Boy for the 102nd time. We will also get out and play in the snow refreshing our mountaineering skills.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

On The Map

David and Team, thinking of you everyday. Glad to hear the weather has cleared and you’re relaxing at 15,000 feet! All is good at here….after a week in AK, the family is happy to be home. You’ll be happy to hear that we took Foster on gondola ride and he “hiked” around at the top as he’s also a mountain climber. All too soon he’ll be joining you on one of these!

Love, Beth and the family.

Posted by: Beth on 7/23/2016 at 8:23 am

Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Take Advantage of Clear Weather and Acclimate to 15,000’

We survived another stormy night up here on Elbrus. It definitely is nice staying in a hut rather than tents. Especially when lightning strikes and the whole ground rumbles underneath. 

It looks like Elbrus got that nasty weather out of its system. Later this morning the sky cleared and for the first time the team saw the mountain! We took advantage of the day and went up to 15,000 feet to acclimatize. The team did great and we are now resting back at camp. It is still a little windy so we are waiting and watching for the right opportunity to make a summit push.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

On The Map

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