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Entries By josh mcdowell


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


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Team led by McDowell Reaches Summit

The Five Day Climb July 13 - 17 opted to make their summit attempt today.  RMI Guide Josh McDowell led their team to the summit of Mt. Rainier on a “fantastic day”.  Josh reported a light breeze, sunny and warm temps this morning.  The team will return to Camp Muir for their final night on the mountain.  Tomorrow they will descend to Paradise and conclude their trip with a celebration ceremony.

Congratulations to the Five Day Climb team!

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Mt. Rainier: A Late Start Leads to a Summit for the Four Day Climbs

The Four Day Climbs led by RMI Guides Walter Hailes and Josh McDowell got a late start out of Camp Muir this morning as the teams waited out some poor weather. The late start coupled with some patience paid off for the teams as they reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning! Walter and Josh reported sunny skies and breezy conditions on the upper mountain. The teams are on their descent and will return to Ashford later today.

Congratulations climbers!

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Congrats, Autumn, to you and your team!  Best wishes on your next adventure (whatever it may be).

Posted by: Mike Rathbun on 7/12/2019 at 7:32 am

Great job everyone!
Congrats AE from all the Turner Girls!

Posted by: JillT on 7/11/2019 at 8:20 pm


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Climb on Top!

The Five Day Climb June 22 - 26 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning led by RMI Guides Walter Hailes and Josh McDowell.  The teams made a short stop on the crater due to cold temperatures and a cloud cap.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and continue their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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Congratulations Shep and Jared!

Posted by: Phil Gore on 6/26/2019 at 6:52 pm

Way to go Jared and Shep!

Posted by: Robin on 6/26/2019 at 6:18 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 18th Summit!

The Five Day Summit climb led by RMI Guides Walter Hailes and Josh McDowell took advantage of the weather and reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 9:30 am today. Josh reported warm temperature with winds of about 35 mph. The team will descend to Camp Muir where they will spend another day on the mountain and descend to Paradise tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s team!

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Congratulations Tony B on your 1st climb and reaching the summit!  So proud of you and happy for you!

Posted by: Dianne Davis on 6/19/2019 at 8:16 am

Lewis… Congratulations on an awesome accomplishment!  I hope you enjoyed the Dr. Pepper!  Looking forward to hearing all about it

Posted by: Dan on 6/18/2019 at 5:43 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 14th Summit!

The Four Day Climb Led by RMI Guides Walter Hailes and Josh McDowell reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team reported clear skies above the heavy marine layer sitting at 7000’. and very calm winds.

Congratulations to today’s team!

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Congratulations, Dave and Friends!  Can’t wait to see the pictures and hear all about your adventure!

Posted by: Brenda Zamzow on 6/14/2019 at 7:09 pm

Congratulations and hello to Greg & Medina Bill’s, if they were on this team!!!

Posted by: Sylvia Pedley on 6/14/2019 at 11:07 am


Mt. Rainier: Elias, McDowell, & Team Reach The Crater Rim

RMI Lead Guides Elias de Andres Martos and Josh McDowell radioed from the top of Mt. Rainier to report a successful climb. Elias reported that the weather was so good the team only needed their base layer for upper body insulation. The team will spend some time enjoying the summit before descending back to Camp Muir where they will overnight before descending back to Paradise tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s team!

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Way to go team! And how spectacular and breathtaking to have such fabulous weather. So impressive to hike such a formidable mountain!

Way to go Kira Thorien. Love you and proud of you. Can’t wait to see the pics.

Mom (Jan)

Posted by: Jan Thorien on 6/3/2019 at 8:33 pm

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