The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Kel Rossiter and Bryan Mazaika reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Kel reported that the team climbed for about 6 hours and 15 minutes to get to the summit. Today they had cooler temperatures and winds from the Northwest as they were climbing. The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir.
The Mt. Rainier Kautz Seminar, led by Kel Rossiter, reached the summit with his entire team in tow! They will stay one more night on the mountain before continuing their descent back to Paradise tomorrow.
The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Steve Gately and Kel Rossiter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:30 AM PST. The team climbed above the clouds and were rewarded with clear skies, cool temperatures and winds of 20 mph. The Team is on their descent and en route back to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today's team!
Our Five Day Climb radioed in this morning to let us know they were standing on top of the highest point in Washington State! They reported bright and clear conditions. The team took advantage of the extra day built into our Five Day Program for an early summit in better weather. They will spend one more night at Camp Muir and will make their descent back to the land of fresh food and hot showers tomorrow.
RMI Guides Zeb Blais and Kel Rossiter led their Four Day Summit Climb June 17 - 20 teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Kel reported light winds for their climb and a beautiful morning on the mountain.
Congratulations to today's Summit Climb Teams!
At 8:45 am RMI Guide Dave Hahn radioed to say, "We are walking into the Crater Rim." The mountain has a cloud cap with some high winds and also some sunny skies. The teams will spend some time on top before starting their descent.
Congratulations to today's summit climbers!
RMI Guide Kel Rossiter and team just called from the summit of Mt. Baker after a successful climb. They reported good weather and softening snow conditions. After a celebration on the summit, the team will begin their over 5,000' of vertical ski descent off the top. Once back in camp, the team will rest, pack, and hike off of the mountain for a well deserved meal in town.
RMI Guide Kel Rossiter calls in after the team wraps up their Mt. Baker Summit and Ski Descent
Hello, this is day 2 of the Mount Baker Climb & Ski program. Today was an excellent training day. We woke up with a sunrise, had some breakfast, and got out on the glacier for some firm snow ski, uphill travel techniques: ski cramponing, boot cramponing, roped travel, and a variety of other skills. Then we ripped skins and had a delightful 1,300-foot descent back to camp. In the afternoon we covered avalanche rescue techniques and crevasse rescue techniques as well. We rolled into dinner, cooked up some great food, put the finishing touches on our packs and getting set for a successful summit bid on Baker tomorrow or tomorrow morning. Bye. Bye.
RMI Guide Kel Rossiter
The Four Day Summit Climb July 28 - 31 led by RMI Guide Kel Rossiter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 5:30 am today. The team enjoyed the views from the summit with clear skies and light winds. The team will return to Camp Muir and continue down to Paradise. Their program will conclude at Rainier BaseCamp today with a celebration of their achievement.
Congratulations to today's climbers!
The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guide Kel Rossiter reached to summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Kel reported a great day of climbing with beautiful clear skies. The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir
Congratioulations to today's team!