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Entries By leon davis


July 9, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

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

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!

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

Posted by: Bill riggs on 7/9/2015 at 2:23 pm


July 3, 2015

Forbidden Peak - West Ridge

Forbidden Peak: Davis & Team Summit!

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!


June 27, 2015

Forbidden Peak - West Ridge

Forbidden Peak: Davis & Team Reach Summit

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.

Original Post

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!


June 23, 2015

Mt. Baker: Davis and Team Reach Summit

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!


June 20, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: June 20th Update

7:45 a.m. - The Four Day Summit Climb, led by Leon Davis and Mike Soucy, crested the summit rim of Mt. Rainier. Leon reported a nice day with light winds. Both teams began their descent just after 9:00 a.m.

Congratulations John and Brett! 
You earned that Summit muffin!
Look forward to hearing more about your adventure

Kurt N and Mary C

Posted by: Kurt N & Mary C on 6/24/2015 at 4:14 am

Great job girl from hawaii!

Posted by: Todd on 6/23/2015 at 11:15 am


June 15, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: Climbing Teams on the Summit!

The Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide JJ Justman along with the Four Day Summit Climb led by Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  After spending some time on top enjoying the views both teams began their descent from the crater rim shortly after 7 AM. JJ reported that it was “an absolutely beautiful day”.
Once the teams return to Camp Muir they will have a brief stop and then continue their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

What an awesome experience to climb with you guys.  Special thanks to Leon, our amazing guide, for keeping us encouraged and safe!

Posted by: Yasha on 6/18/2015 at 8:42 am

Congratulations Rick, so happy you made it.

Posted by: Sharon on 6/16/2015 at 6:20 am


June 9, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt.Rainier: June 9th Teams on Top!

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Elías de Andrés Martos and Ben Liken reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning and were beginning their descent from the summit around 7AM. It’s a beautiful day with clear skies and warm temperatures, the guides did report some strong winds on the upper mountain. Both climbing teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.  The teams will return to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford this afternoon. 

On the Kautz Glacier route, RMI Guide Leon Davis led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team will descend back to camp for their final night on the mountain. Tomorrow, they will descend to Paradise before returning to Ashford in the afternoon.

Congratulations Summit Climb and Seminar Climbers!

Good luck Dad!! stay safe! I love you❤️

Posted by: Maranda Sears on 6/24/2015 at 7:41 pm

Congrats to John Stout and team.  It sounds like it was a great trek except for wind. Safe travels down to Paradise!
Teena

Posted by: Teena McDonald on 6/9/2015 at 8:23 pm


May 24, 2015

Alaska Mountaineering Seminar - Expedition

Alaska Seminar: Leon Davis & Team Send Final Dispatch

Hello friends and family,

Apologies for the absent dispatches these last few days; Apparently clouds and Sat phones do not get along.  We had a few eventful days on the Kahiltna so here is a quick wrap up. Our attempt on Kahiltna Dome was thwarted by Avalanche conditions so we made a full retreat from camp II back to Base Camp under a blanket of clouds.  The team set up a quick camp by the airstrip and started celebrating the trip with a few beers we stashed in a hole and some margarita’s from a friendly neighbor.  With some time to kill, a few folks wanted to know what the inside of a crevasse looked like so we set some anchors and lowered a few into the deep blue black holes that reach down under our feet.  Doug perched himself at the lip for a photo session of folks climbing out of the abyss.  Everyone flew off yesterday just before the weather shut base camp down and we enjoyed a fine dinner in Talkeetna and some drinks at the Fairview.  A great trip with some of the finest people I’ve shared a rope with.  Thank you all for tuning in and look forward to the pictures and stories headed your way!

RMI Guide Leon Davis & Team


May 22, 2015

Alaska Mountaineering Seminar - Expedition

Alaska Seminar: Dave & Team Train at 9,800’

May 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm PT

Here we are at 9,800’ for a second night. This morning the winds continued to whip at the surrounding ridges and moving camp up the Kahiltna Dome was not prudent. However we were able to go for a venture towards Kahiltna Pass to see what there was to see. Good times trying to get over the bergschrund which was a trap door of deep faceted snow. Towards the top of the ridge we met firm icy conditions that forced us back down. Good times nevertheless!  If the weather improves tomorrow we will make an attempt on the Dome.
Good night!

RMI Guide Leon Davis

Down here in North Carolina, we had our first day at the pool yesterday!  Stay warm.  Love, Mom

Posted by: Judy Kenyon on 5/23/2015 at 5:28 am

Love the positive vibes from Guide Leon!

Posted by: Laura Bryson on 5/22/2015 at 5:51 pm


May 21, 2015

Alaska Mountaineering Seminar - Expedition

Alaska Seminar: Davis & Team Climb to Camp 2

Wednesday, May 20th 2:38 pm PDT

Writing to you all from vibrating tents at 9800 ft. tonight. The team had a fine walk up from 7800 ft. this morning in decent weather, but the looming sense of something surrounding us was ever present. We started to make our camp as the winds picked up, snow falling and visibility waning. It was hard work for 3 or 4 hours before we had good walls and I’ve never seen the team work so well together - all are hard workers. We are hunkered down now and eagerly await what tomorrow brings. 

Hope you all are warm!
RMI Guide Leon Davis and team

Ed and team,

Thinking of all of you! Stay safe and hope the weather cooperates.

Enjoy!

Gayle

Posted by: Gayle Hutton on 5/22/2015 at 5:42 pm

It got chilly in PA, and then I remembered what you are experiencing and it suddenly didn’t seem so bad here.  Hope you are staying warm and doing what you love. D & I are thinking of you. Jenny

Posted by: Jenny on 5/21/2015 at 10:54 pm

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