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Entries By josh mcdowell


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Summits!

The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Josh McDowell reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:45 am.  Pete reported clear skies, calm winds of about 5 mph, and a good route with easy walking. It took the team 5 hours and 45 minutes to get from Camp Muir to the Summit. 

Congratulations Team! 

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Unable to Climb Due to High Winds

The Four Day Climb June 5 - 8 was unable to make their summit attempt.  Strong winds overnight at Camp Muir kept the climbers safely inside the hut.  RMI Guides Mike Haugen and Josh McDowell reported sustained winds of 50 mph with gusts in the 60's.  The winds have decreased enough to allow the climbers to ascend above Camp Muir to check things out.  After their walk, they will return to Camp Muir and then make their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing the climbers at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon.

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Mike/Jess & Team-
Great climb, thanks so much for taking us!  The views were amazing, I learned a ton, and you guys made it really fun, and safe!  Good luck with the Kautz Route Seminar later this week!
-Bill

Posted by: Y on 6/8/2022 at 10:59 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Turn at 11,400ft due to Avalanche Danger

Today's Four Day Climb May 31 - June 3 reached 11,400' today before deciding to turn around due to high avalanche danger and deteriorating weather.  The teams returned to Camp Muir and packed up.  They started their descent to Paradise at 8:30 am.  RMI Guides James Bealer and Josh McDowell reported that the winds were high and it was snowing hard as the team left Camp Muir on their descent.  Once back at Paradise the teams will be shuttled back to Rainier BaseCamp for a closing ceremony.

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Mt. Rainier: September 29th Update

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb team, led by RMI Guides Mike King and Josh McDowell, called in from Camp Muir. There are six inches of new snow and winds that drifted the snow to knee deep at Camp Muir. The team is doing fine and will ascend up to Ingraham Flats before they begin their descent back to Paradise.
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Thanks for posting.  Thinking of y’all.

Posted by: Matzen Shelley on 9/29/2019 at 9:31 am


Mt. Rainier: Okita, McDowell & Teams Reach the Summit!

Summit! Mt. Rainier received some new snow over the last week filling in the route but today's climb was able to persevere and make tracks to the top. We have had some teams as well as route workers chip away at it when weather and conditions warranted, which helped tremendously. Thank you to all of them and congratulations to today's summit climbers! RMI Guides Brent Okita & Josh McDowell
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Thankful to have been a part of this Team and can’t thank the amazing RMI guides like Brent and Josh enough!!  The entire RMI Team is top notch!!

Posted by: Brian Hodges on 9/22/2019 at 9:18 pm


Mt. Rainier: Young, McDowell & Teams Reach Summit

The Four Day Climb September 6 - 9 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today with new snow and windy conditions led by RMI Guides Robby Young and Josh McDowell. The teams did not spend much time in the crater, just taking a short break to hydrate and snack before starting their descent to Camp Muir. The program will conclude this afternoon at Rainier BaseCamp with a celebration of today's accomplishments. Congratulations to today's climbers!
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Great job Katelyn and Fred! So happy to hear y’all got to make it to the top this time around. I hope you enjoyed the climb and aren’t too sore afterwards! Love y’all.
Be safe coming down and getting home!

Posted by: Hayden on 9/9/2019 at 11:13 am


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Teams Reach Summit

The Five Day Climb August 25 - 29 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier on Wednesday evening. RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Josh McDowell reported a light breeze and clear skies. The weather at Camp Muir this morning is cloudy with a soaking rain. The team is hoping the rain dissipates for their departure and walk down the Muir Snowfield to Paradise. The team will celebrate their adventure in Ashford later today and conclude their program. Congratulations to the Five Day Climber!
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Awesome climb, awesome guides, good advice. professional team. Thanks josh! Take care.

Paul

Posted by: Paul koltronis on 9/2/2019 at 2:04 am

Way to go, dad! What an amazing accomplishment. . . You never cease to amaze us! We love you and are so proud of you!

Safe journey to the mainland.

Love and God Bless,

Bo, Chris, and Carlton

Posted by: Bo, Chris, and Carlton on 8/29/2019 at 2:20 pm


Mt. Rainier: King, McDowell & Teams Reach Summit on Beautiful Day

It's another beautiful day and the Four Day Climb teams are enjoying clear skies and light winds as well as a full moon last night. The teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 5:30 AM. With the nice weather they enjoyed some time in the summit crater before starting their descent. The team will continue down to Paradise later this day and conclude their program with a celebration at Rainier BaseCamp. Congratulations to all the climbers!
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Congratulations to Caleb and the entire crew!

Posted by: Ann on 8/16/2019 at 6:09 am

Great job!  We can’t even see the mountain today so glad you got up it!  I am excited to see the pictures!

Posted by: Lena on 8/15/2019 at 11:59 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Enjoys Light Winds on the Summit

The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Steve Gately and Josh McDowell reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning! The teams were stepped inside Mt. Rainier's summit crater around 7:00 AM. Steve reported nice weather with light winds and a cloud deck at 9,000'. We look forward to seeing the teams in Ashford later today. Congratulations climbers!
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Mt. Rainier: Whittaker, McDowell and ALA Teams Summit!

RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Josh McDowell lead their teams of American Lung Association Climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Win reported light winds and a fabulous day on the mountain. Congratulations to today's climbers for their efforts in fundraising and supporting the ALA and for all their hardwork training for this climb! A special congratulations to Josh McDowell, today's summit is his 100th summit of Mt. Rainier!
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Congratulations Climb For Clean Air (CFCA) Climb Group #3 for the awesome accomplishment. We hare so proud of you all and happy we got the opportunity to train with you.

Posted by: Tideworks Mountaineers on 7/26/2019 at 10:07 am

Congrats to all! Great work, team!

Posted by: Daniel on 7/25/2019 at 5:33 pm

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