Entries By mike bennett
September 17, 2023
RMI Guides Seth Burns and Mike Bennett our leading our last program of the season. The Expedition Skills Seminar - Baker met on Thursday to begin their mountaineering skills training. On Friday the team made it up to basecamp on a beautiful sunny day. The team has been working on their cramponing, rope travel and ice axe arrest skills. Today they put them selves to the test and reached the summit of Mt. Baker via the Easton Glacier. They were in and out of the clouds with moderate winds. The team has a few more days to climb and train in order to complete all of their seminar skills.
Nice work team!
Thanks Seth, thanks Mike for a great seminar! Enjoyed the mountain and great instruction during our time on the rocks and ice!
Great climbing Matt! Keep bagging those summits!
Posted by: Don Davis on 9/19/2023 at 7:23 pm
August 25, 2023
The Five Day Climb led by RMI Guide Joe Hoch spent two days on the mountain. The team climbed to Ingraham Flats where they were able to spend the day learning crevasse rescue skills. The team had a great couple of days on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier.
August 23, 2023
Despite a skiff of snow and some much cooler winds, the clouds lifted and we awoke to a peaceful sunrise. We climbed above Camp Muir and enjoyed the sunrise from Ingraham Flats.
RMI Guide Alan Davis
August 1, 2023
Hi! This is Jess on Glacier Peak. We are on the summit! Perfect weather and conditions. We'll let you know when we're back to camp.
RMI Guide Jess Wedel
Congrats! Hope Nate and Ed are having a blast! Tom got home safe yesterday and is recovering from the food poisoning!
Posted by: Lynn Rockwell on 8/1/2023 at 7:02 pm
July 20, 2023
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 8:15 am today. Utilizing a less traveled route on the northeastern side of Mt. Rainier, our Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons captures the best aspects of summer climbing on Mt. Rainier's far-flung glaciers. The Emmons Glacier route is truly an endurance climb, beginning on the forested Glacier Basin Trail and ending on the glacier-capped summit of Mt. Rainier.
The team has one more night on the mountain and a full day of skills training before descending tomorrow. Congratulations Team!
July 13, 2023
The Four Day Climb July 10 - 13 led by RMI Guides Hannah Smith and Jack Delaney reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:45 am. Hannah reported a good route, light winds and a nice route. The team enjoyed some time on the crater before starting their descent. They will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuning down to Paradise.
Congratulations to today's climbers!
Congratulations! Great pics! Is there a team photo?
Posted by: Susu Therrell on 7/14/2023 at 12:02 pm
Great news! Filll us in on your decent as soon as you can.
Posted by: Nancy French on 7/13/2023 at 7:35 pm
July 4, 2023
The Five Day Climb July 1 - 5 went for the summit today led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Avery Parrinello. The teams radioed from Columbia Crest a little after 7:30 am PT. As of 8:15 they were starting their descent from the crater rim. The teams will return to Camp Muir to rest and likely enjoy many firework displays from their vantage point this evening. Tomorrow the teams will descend the remaining 4.5 miles to Paradise and celebrate their acheivements.
July 1, 2023
The Four Day Climb with RMI Guides Casey Grom and Ben Luedtke were on top of Mt. Rainier at 6:30 am. It was windy morning, but a good 6 hour and 15-minute climb of the Disappointment Cleaver route to reach the 14,410’ summit. The team is on the descent and in route to Camp Muir.
Congratulations everyone! It looks absolutely gorgeous up there. Can’t wait til I get the details from Joseph Rodriguez “Joey”
Posted by: Lisa on 7/1/2023 at 7:01 pm
June 25, 2023
The Five-Day climb led by RMI Guides, Brent Okita and Henry Coppolillo, reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. They enjoyed absolutely beautiful day on top this morning with a great route and enjoyable weather.
They will enjoy a casual walk back down to Camp Muir to do some more training this afternoon and tomorrow morning. The team will return to Basecamp tomorrow.
Nice work team!
Great job everyone! Sorry I couldn’t climb with you.
Posted by: David Jesmer on 6/25/2023 at 9:01 pm
June 15, 2023
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz June 11 - 16, 2023 led by RMI Guide Eric Frank reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning via the Kautz Glacier. After two days of training at BaseCamp and Paradise the team began their ascent via Paradise. They established camp and spent the next two nights on the mountain practice and learning more alpine skills including some crevasse rescue training. This morning the team made their summit attempt, they checked in around 7:30 from just below the Wapowety Cleaver. Eric reported a beautiful day with no wind and warm temperatures. However, when they reached the summit the winds were strong. The team enjoyed a bit of time on the summit before starting their descent back to camp. They will stay tonight on the mountain and continue their descent tomorrow, perhaps with a bit more training.
Nice climbing team!