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Entries By layne peters

Mt. Rainier: Bond, Wedel & Five Day Climb Update

The Five Day Climb reached Camp Muir after what we deemed “the spiciest snowfield ascent ever”. We worked together in high winds and low visibility to stay warm and keep climbing. After a night of higher winds, colder temperatures and more snow, we opted to do some training at Camp Muir. We started the morning with some avalanche basics culminating in digging pits to assess snow instability.  The results weren’t promising so as a team we made the safe, but hard, choice not to ascend any higher. The sun came out and we spent the day learning snow anchors, crevasse rescue and taking in the beautiful views from Camp Muir.

We’ll begin our descent to Paradise this morning and conclude our program this afternoon. All in all, this team unified in tough conditions to have an incredible climbing experience. 

RMI Guides Andy Bond and Jess Wedel

PC: Jess Wedel

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Amazing Experience!  Jess, Andy and all the Guides were phenomenal as they kept us safe and maintained High Spirits and PMA throughout a “Ghost Pepper Spicy” day.. Can’t wait to share pics and stay connected!  Couldn’t have picked a better group of people for a truly Epic Adventure!  Thank you RMI !

Posted by: Doug Thompson on 6/18/2024 at 11:24 am

“The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.”

Couldn’t have asked for a better team to be with on a trip, summit or no summit. Hootah!!!

Posted by: Raleigh Hobson on 6/17/2024 at 8:21 pm

Mt. Rainier: High Winds Prevent Five Day Teams from Ascending

The Five Day Climb led by RMI Guides Andy Bond and Ben Luedtke reached 11,200' today and watched the sunrise from Ingraham Flats.  High winds with higher gusts kept the teams from ascending any higher.  The climbers returned safely to Camp Muir and began their descent to Paradise around 9 am.  They will conclude their program this afternoon.

PC: Arianna Drechsler

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Congrats on your adventure.  Can’t wait to hear the stories.

Posted by: Patrick VDH on 6/11/2024 at 2:53 pm

Mt. Rainier: Bealer, Whatford & Five Day Climb Turned by Weather

June 3: The team started their descent from Camp Muir at 7:30 AM PT today.  We expect them to arrive at Paradise around 10 am.

The Five Day Climb May 30 - 3 June led by RMI Guides James Bealer & Tatum Whatford reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver, 12,300', today before deteriorating weather forced them to descend.  The team is enroute to Camp Muir. They will spend the night at Camp Muir tonight and descend tomorrow. 

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Great effort for the team in spite of the awful weather conditions this weekend. Don’t give up hope on a future summit attempt. Took me 3 times before summiting.

Posted by: Neil Schweitzer on 6/2/2024 at 12:11 pm

Mt. Rainier: Hahn, Ammon & Five Day Climb Turned by Winds

The Five Day Climb May 25 -29 led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Ben Ammon reached 13,200ft on Mt. Rainier today before high winds forced them to turn back. The teams have safely returned to Camp Muir where they may do some additional training and enjoy a final night on the mountain. The team will descend the remaining 4,500' to Paradise tomorrow and conclude their program.

PC: Dave Hahn

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