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Entries By joe hoch


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Climb Enjoys Training at Camp Muir

The Five Day Climb August 30 - 3 September completed their program.  The team met on Monday for their Orientation and Equipment check, then headed out the next day above Paradise for a full day of Mountaineering School.  With their glacier travel training complete the team ascended 4.5 miles to Camp Muir on Tuesday.  They spent two nights at Camp Muir and were able to explore the route up to 11,300', the group was unable to make a summit attempt due to route conditions.  However, they did get in some crevasse rescue training.  Today the group finished up a bit more training before packing up and descending to Paradise.

Congratulations team - we hope you enjoyed your time on the mountain!

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Thanks to the guide team and my fellow hikers for helping to get the most that the mountain would allow.  Hard to beat being on a glacier in a spectacular landscape.  Hike On!

Posted by: Steven McKenna on 9/7/2021 at 10:29 am

Thats so cool to spend so much time on the mountain. Blessed.

Posted by: Bryan Lundgaard on 9/4/2021 at 12:36 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Teams on Top!

RMI Four Day Climb August 23 - 26 led by RMI Guides Mike King and Joe Hoch reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this mornnig at 6:30 am.  Mike report a light breeze with a cloud near the summit as they were ascending this morning but once they reached the crater they had good visibility.  The teams were crossing the crater and approaching Columbia Crest just before 7 am.  After enjoying the views and signing the Summit Book, the team will begin their descent from the crater rim.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break and then continue down to Paradise later today.

Congratulations to today's climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: August 6th Teams Summit!

The Four Day Climbs led by RMI Guides Joe Hoch and Devin Wilkinson climbed above the clouds to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier. Joe reported sunny skies and light winds with a cloud deck at around 9,000' this morning. The Weather was holding and provided the team will good climbing conditions. 

Congratulations to today's team! 

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Way to go Howard and howie. Stay safe today.

Posted by: Favorite sister of Howard on 8/7/2021 at 4:07 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams led by Bealer & Hoch Reach Summit

Clear skies and a bit of wind accompanied the Four Day Climb July 15 - 18 teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  RMI Guides James Bealer, Joe Hoch and their climbing teams enjoyed a bit of time on top this morning before starting their descent from the crater rim around 7:20 am.  The teams have returned to Camp Muir and will take a short break to repack and refuel before continuing the remaing 4.5 miles and 4.500' descent to Paradise this afternoon.

Nice work today team!

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Thank you to the entire RMI team for making this trip successful, safe and a huge amount of fun! 

Posted by: Patrick on 7/20/2021 at 4:51 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Teams On Summit with Light Breeze & Clear Skies

RMI Four Day Climb teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 6 am PT today.  The climb took slightly longer than it has been due to many climbers on the route this morning. RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer & Joe Hoch reported great conditions with clear skies, light breeze and nice cool temperatures.  The teams were able to spend about an hour on the summit enjoying the views and taking photos.  They began their descent from the crater rim shortly after 7 am.  Once back at Camp Muir the teams will take a short break and repack their gear for the final 4.5 mile hike down to Paradise.

Congratulations to today's climbers!

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Joe, Dan and Seth - You three were amazing guides, very compassionate and set achievable expectations. You stuck to your words and engaged with everyone and made this a memorable and successful climb. I had Fun and you made feel like i was Doing a regular training hike up Mt Si or Mailbox Peak beyond DC.
Thanks again!
AsvinMandadi

Posted by: Asvin Mandadi on 8/1/2021 at 10:56 am

Nice work!!

Posted by: Andre on 7/12/2021 at 7:23 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Continue to Enjoy Good Weather and Route Conditions

The Four Day Climb July 2 - 5, 2021 reached the crater rim of Mt. Rainier at 5:30 am today with blue skies above and good route conditions under foot.  The teams, led by RMI Guides JM Gorum and Joe Hoch, enjoyed some time in the crater and spent time taking in the views.  The route remains in good condition with a nice boot pack trail.  Back at Camp Muir the teams will get a short break to repack gear and re-hydrate before descending the final 4,500' to Paradise.

Congratulations to the Four Day Climb team!

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Mt. Rainier: Hoch & Four Day Climb Reaches Summit

Blue skies and sunshine were enjoyed by the Four Day Climb June 21 - 24 led by RMI Guide Joe Hoch.  The team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 5:30 am today with good route conditions.  Climbing time from Camp Muir to the summit is currently taking a little over five hours.  The team is working their way back to Camp Muir and will continue their descent to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today's climbers!

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What an amazing team with fantastic guides! Thank you to everyone that braved the heat to make our dream a reality. I will never forget you guys!

Posted by: Ruth on 6/24/2021 at 10:56 pm

So very proud of you!  Congratulations!! ❤️❤️

Posted by: Jackie Brumage on 6/24/2021 at 11:52 am


Mt. Rainier: Teams Summit!

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Taylor Bickford and Joe Hoch, reached the summit!  They reported nice route conditions but windy and cold temps this morning.  The teams are currently on their descent back to Camp Muir and we look forward to congratulating them this afternoon.

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My son climbed today with this group.  So proud that he fullfilled one of his dreams.  Great job see you this afternoon!! Dad and I love you.  Thanks to the great leadership for the team.

Posted by: Nancy Hanson on 6/19/2021 at 5:46 am

Congrats!  Say hi to Lindsay Boo Kibler .

Posted by: Steve Kibler on 6/18/2021 at 2:52 pm


Mt. Rainier: Dale, Hoch & Teams Reach Summit

The Four Day Climb May 28 - 31th led by RMI Guides Christina Dale and Joe Hoch led their teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. It's a beautiful day on the mountain and Joe reported the route was in good shape and would likely be improving with the warm temperatures and stable weather expected.  The teams enjoyed about an hour in the crater and began their descent from the crater rim just before 8 am today. The team will return to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today's climbers!

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Yeahhhhh Aunt Sam and Matt!!!!  We are cheering you on the whole way, and can’t wait to hear your summit story!!  Baggin’ peaks and being awesome. ❤️❤️❤️

Posted by: Ellis Bond on 5/31/2021 at 2:54 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Turned Around by Winds and Weather

The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Robby Young and Joe Hoch were turned around at Ingraham Flats due to high winds and blowing snow.  The team returned to Camp Muir and enjoyed a brief break in the weather. The team left Camp Muir around 9:30 am en route to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

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