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Entries By mark falender


Mt. Rainier: June 22nd Update

The Mt. Rainier Four Day Summit Climb led by Mark Falender reached the summit at 6:00 a.m. this morning.  At 7:15 he radioed from 13,000’ on their descent reporting blue skies, a bit chilly and light winds. Congratulations!

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by Seth Waterfall are traveling to the White River Campground beginning their approach to Camp 1.

Way to go Seth Kaufmann!!! Looking for an update all day. So happy for your accomplishments and happy for the whole team :)

Posted by: Sue Coburn on 6/22/2014 at 8:18 pm

Yay Russell and Andy!! Your on your way! Good luck to everyone on team
Seth.!!

Posted by: Lauren on 6/22/2014 at 4:04 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb led by JJ Justman was approaching Mt. Rainier’s crater rim at 6:50 am along with the Five Day Summit Climb led by Mark Falendar.  JJ reported clear skies above and light wind.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.

The Expedition Skills Seminar – Kautz climbed through the Kautz ice chute this morning.  Their team made good work of the route and they were going to enjoy a short break off Wapowety Cleaver as this will be their high point for the trip.  The team will return to Ashford later today.

We look forward to seeing the teams back at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Four and Five Day Summit Climb teams!

Looks nice sittin on top of the world!  Can’t wait to hear about it.

Posted by: Brian Worthington on 6/19/2014 at 2:57 am

So sorry you were unable to summit, Justin.  Glad you and the team were able to do the ice chute.  Very proud of you and anxious to have you back home, where it’s 90 degrees!  Love , Mom & Dad

Posted by: Mom on 6/18/2014 at 6:33 pm


Mt. Rainier: Two RMI Teams on the Summit June 11th!

RMI’s Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by Elias de Andres Martos and Mark Falender reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7:25 am today.  Elias reported really good conditions and no wind.  The sky is clear and it’s a beautiful day.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

Great job Glenn.  The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud of your accomplishment!

Posted by: Jerrilea Crawford on 6/12/2014 at 5:08 pm

Way to go CWH Team!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I want to see some pics!

Posted by: Jenny Sass on 6/12/2014 at 9:48 am


Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir Reaches Summit

The Expedition Skill Seminar - Muir reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning at 7:25 am PT.  RMI Guide Casey Grom reported a beautiful day with clear skies, light winds and cool temperatures. 

The team will descend to Camp Muir (10,060’) where they will spend their final night on the mountain and conclude their training tomorrow with a final descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Seminar team!

¡Felicitaciones!

Posted by: Margaret Amalfitano on 6/6/2014 at 6:11 am

Way to go Mike McBride and Seminar-Muir team!!!!  Congradulations !!!

Posted by: Pat Noe on 6/5/2014 at 12:19 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 1st Summit Climb Update

The Four Day Summit Climb led by Kel Rossiter and the Five Day Summit Climb led by Mark Falender reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Kel reported calm and sunny conditions, a beautiful day on top.  They are descending back to Camp Muir and we look forward to welcoming them back in Ashford later this afternoon.

Wonderful that the weather has cleared for the top-out.  We received a note early yesterday from Alysse that all was well—that was important!  Thanks and we will see and talk with you soon.

Posted by: Bill Rossiter on 6/1/2014 at 2:48 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 19th Summit!

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by Mark Falender and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The teams reported light winds, few clouds, and very pleasant weather with the sun peaking through every now and then.  The teams are now en route back to RMI Basecamp in Ashford.

Mike Haugen and the Expedition Skills Seminar team also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Kautz Route and reported similar conditions. They are headed back to their high camp at 10,800’ feet and will finish their week of training on the mountain and return to RMI Basecamp tomorrow afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

I was part of the 4 day summit climb on June 19 with Mark & Solveig.  What a magical day it was and I feel extremely privileged to have been part of it. Thank you guys so very much for your guidance, expertise and support.  This has truly been one of the greatest challenges of my life and I will cherish it for a long time to come.  I have taken so much away from this experience - the challenges that this mountain presents, especially the Cleaver, had me digging deeper than I ever had to attain success.  Mark, Solveig, Sean, Geoff and Levi - you guys are all rock stars!!  RMI can and should be very proud of you.  I was sad to see the program end.  Hopefully, I will link up again with Mark for a climb up Grand Teton!

Thank you again very much!
Ben Elliott

Posted by: Ben Elliott on 6/21/2012 at 2:19 am

Hey Hans .......  GREAT JOB.  Blue sky’s 365 !!!  Gotta love it.  xoxo Love and hugs greta

Posted by: greta hardwick on 6/20/2012 at 9:18 pm


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