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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs on Top!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | August 26, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Brent Okita & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning at 6:35AM. They reported windy conditions upon approaching the crater rim and a chilly morning but overall good climbing conditions.  After enjoying the views from the summit the teams will begin their descent to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them in Ashford later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

Mt. Rainier as seen from Eatonville, WA on August 26th.  Photo: RMI Collection
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Yeah team Reiser! Woo hoo!!

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Posted by: judy reiser on 8/26/2015 at 2:43 pm

Congratulations Mara and the rest of the group. You guys rock!!

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Posted by: Tami on 8/26/2015 at 8:45 am


Mt. Rainier: August 18th Summit!

Posted by: Steve Gately, Geoff Schellens, Leon Davis | August 18, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Steve Gately and Geoff Schellens reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at about 6:45 this morning.  Steve reported winds of about 30mph at the crest, but overall a beautiful day.  The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir.

RMI Guide Leon Davis called at 7:30 AM this morning from the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons. He and the team are back at camp. They reached 11,600’, then turned due to a large crack. Later today they will take a walk to spend more time training about 500’ above Camp Schurman.


Mt. Rainier: August 13th Teams Reach Summit

Posted by: Mike Walter, Leon Davis | August 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Leon Davis stood on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Mike reported great weather with no clouds and light winds. The teams began their descent at 7:45 am. We look forward to seeing everyone back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

RMI Climbers on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Leon Davis, Lindsay Mann | August 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent reached the summit of Mt. Rainier along with climbing teams led by RMI Guides Leon Davis and Lindsay Mann.  All teams were descending from the crater rim as of 7:50 am PST this morning. The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short time and then continue down to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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♠️J♠️ Mt Rainer another of your accomplishment…. See you soon

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Posted by: Karmen on 8/8/2015 at 8:31 am

Congratulations to Frank Harris and the entire team on your successful climb today!! All your hard work has paid off!!

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Posted by: A. Harris on 8/4/2015 at 7:07 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Leon Davis, Mike Haugen | July 30, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Leon Davis radioed BaseCamp at 7:02 am to let us know both Four Day Summit Climb teams were about to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Leon reported a nice day on the mountain with light winds out of the West. The teams spent over an hour enjoying the view from the summit.  They began their descent from the crater rim at 8:20 en route to Camp Muir.  After a brief stop they will continue to Paradise and complete their program later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Great job melissa dismuke!  Sooo awesome to hear you guys made it.  Safe travels back to base camp

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Posted by: Ryan crane on 7/30/2015 at 9:28 am

So proud of you, Jeff. You did it again!! Can’t wait to see you safely back home. Love you!

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Posted by: Adrian on 7/30/2015 at 9:18 am


Mt. Rainier: July 17th Update

Posted by: Mike Walter, Leon Davis | July 17, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Summit Climb, led by Mike Walter, and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Paradise, led by Leon Davis, crested the crater rim at 7:06 a.m.  The teams reported a beautiful day with 10 mph winds.  After spending over an hour on the summit, they began their descent.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Ascending Mount Rainier at sunrise.. Photo: RMI Collection
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So grateful to have had the chance to meet, climb, sweat, overcome and summit with these characters. Big shout out for my rope team…40/50 is the new 18.

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Posted by: Jamie Moon on 7/18/2015 at 5:19 pm

Way to go Gabe! So proud of you and thrilled you were able to experience such an awesome adventure. Your hard work paid off. Thanking God, saints and angels for… read more

Posted by: Judith Apple on 7/17/2015 at 3:01 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 9th Teams 100% on Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | July 09, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

100% on the summit of Mt. Rainier!

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Leon Davis led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Brent reported gorgeous weather with no wind. The teams began their descent from the crater rim just after 7 am. We look forward to greeting them back in Ashford later today.

Way to climb!! Congratulations!

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Way to go ....so happy to here that you guys were able to summit

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Posted by: Bill riggs on 7/9/2015 at 1:23 pm


Forbidden Peak: Davis & Team Summit!

Posted by: Leon Davis, Sid Pattison | July 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 8,630'

RMI Guides Leon Davis and Sid Pattison led their team to the summit of Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge today. Leon reported great but hot weather during the climb. They also enjoyed a quiet route with only one other party climbing today.

Congratulations to our North Cascades climbers!

The East and West Ridges of Forbidden Peak as seen from Sharkfin Tower in the North Cascades, WA. Photo: Kristina Weller

Forbidden Peak: Davis & Team Reach Summit

Posted by: Leon Davis | June 27, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 8,630'

Update - June 27th 3:24 pm

RMI Guide Leon Davis and team are back at camp in Boston Basin. They will spend the night before descending to the trailhead in the morning.

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In the North Cascades of Washington, RMI Guide Leon Davis and team reached the summit of Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge this morning. Leon reported perfect weather for climbing today.

Way to go climbers!


Mt. Baker: Davis and Team Reach Summit

Posted by: Leon Davis, Chase Nelson | June 23, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 10,781'

In the North Cascades, RMI Guides Leon Davis and Chase Nelson led their team to the summit of Mt. Baker via the North Ridge today. Leon reported a great day of “full on climbing” with beautiful weather.

This marks RMI’s first Mt. Baker summit of the season. Congratulations climbers!

High Camp on Mt. Baker, WA. Photo: Zeb Blais An RMI climber ascending the North Ridge of Mt. Baker, WA. Photo: Eric Frank An RMI climber topping out on the North Ridge of Mt. Baker, WA. Photo: Eric Frank

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