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Entries By mike haugen


Mt. McKinley: Haugen & Team Reach Camp 1

Friday June 12th 11:25 pm PT

Upon our late arrival at Base Camp the weather started turning nasty, so we set up tents and burrowed into our sleeping bags.  Lo and behold, upon awakening the skies had cleared and the mountain beckoned!  We broke camp and descended the Southeast Fork Kahiltna to the Main Fork, turned up-glacier and headed toward Camp 1.  The glacier route is in prime condition and we reached our camp in several hours taking in the spectacular mountain views around us.  Everyone in the team is doing great and looking forward to our next objective, Camp ll.  More later!

RMI Guide Mike Haugen

On The Map


Mt. McKinley: Haugen & Team Arrive at Base Camp

After some long trips from our respective homes, our crew arrived in Anchorage and formed the super team, “El Siete” (RMI Team Seven). We made the journey to Talkeetna, AK the day before yesterday and started to prepare for our flight onto the mountain. We spent yesterday packing in the hanger. The weather did not seem to be on our side and the probability of us flying into base camp on time seemed very small. We figured we would be joining all of the other teams that had been doing the “Talkeetna Wait” for days. We woke up today anticipating that we would not fly this morning and we were not wrong. After a good breakfast, lunch, and a few wanders around town, we planned on getting a pizza and watching the NBA finals. As soon as the crew started to get into the game, the flight service called and told us there was a small window for us to fly.

So here we are on the glacier ready to climb the big one. If you did not get a call from us before we left, we were in a mad rush and we will get back to you after we summit!

RMI Guide Mike Haugen & Team

Keep the pictures coming.  Glad all is going well.
Love
Mom and Dad

Posted by: MaryAnn and Arthur on 6/14/2015 at 11:47 am

Not sure first e-mail got to you. Stay warm, stay safe and have a great time
Love
Mom and Dad

Posted by: MaryAnn and Arthur on 6/13/2015 at 6:57 pm


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

RMI Guide Zeb Blais led the Five Day Summit Climb June 4 - 8 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The Four Day Summit Climb June 5 - 8 was led by Mike Haugen.  Both teams reached the summit early this morning. They were beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7 am.  Zeb reported pleasant weather with winds from the west.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short time before continuing their descent to Paradise and returning to Ashford.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

Congratulations to all! Te amo mucho Papi!

Posted by: kathey doll on 6/9/2015 at 8:28 am

Waiting for some picture posts from the Mount Rainier RMI Expedition Team that formed their climb from Ashland on Saturday 6/6, then on Sunday 6/7 training in Paradise,  then to Camp Muir on Monday 6/8, and to the summit on Tuesday 6/9…...Hope all is Splendor for you each!!!!

Posted by: Roxanne Jones on 6/9/2015 at 7:59 am


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

The Four Day Summit Climbs Teams led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Mike Haugen reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Seth reported clear skies, no winds and a super nice day for climbing.

The teams were starting their descent from the crater rim just after 7 am today.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!  HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY HOME.

Posted by: ROSCOE on 8/9/2014 at 8:58 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team on the Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb July 24 - 27, 2014 led by RMI Guide Mike Haugen reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 7:30 am with 100% of their team.  The team reported great weather and good climbing. Today’s team consists of climbers raising funds for Big City Mountaineers and their Summit For Someone program.

The team will complete their descent today, returning to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Big City Mountaineer Team Members! 


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams on Top!

Both the Four and Five Day Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams tagged the top!  RMI Guides Mike Haugen and Pete Van Deventer reported a sleet/snow mix and moderate winds.  At 8:45 a.m. they radioed basecamp to say they are beginning their descent.

Mike,Bridgette,Stoney,Peter,Lindsay, and all of the other RMI guides who risk their lives for us to fulfill our dreams to make it to the summit:

Lights will always guide you back home.ALWAYS.

You will always have a soccer mom thinking about you. Be safe my friends, be safe.

Steph Antich.

Posted by: Stephanie Antich. on 7/26/2014 at 8:40 am

Congratulations Pete on yet another Rainier summit - What was this # 400 ? ! :)...Best + Bless…Waltero…Spain and 500 miles of El Camino in Sept

Posted by: waltero glover on 7/23/2014 at 4:22 am


Mt. Rainier: Climbing Teams on the Summit!

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise led by RMI Guide Mike Haugen reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team spent several nights on the mountain training for their summit attempt on Rainier and gaining knowledge and experience for future climbs.  Today is the sixth and final day of this program putting their new skills to use.

RMI Guide Tyler Reid led the Four Day Summit Climb to the summit this morning.  As of 7:30 am both teams were at the top of Disappointment Cleaver on their descent.  It’s a bluebird day on Mt. Rainier, clear skies and warm temperatures.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing both teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.  Congratulations to today’s climbing teams!


Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Haugen along with the Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise led by Geoff Schellens reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  As of 7 am both teams were on their descent and approaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver en route back to Camp Muir.
Conditions are beautiful this morning with warm temperatures and light winds reported from Camp Muir (10,080’).

Congratulations to today’s climbing teams!

Congratulations team. I was so intent on getting my post climb comma sleep I did not get to say a proper good by to you all. It was a pleasure climbing with all of you. Truly an inspiring group of folks to climb with. There was never a doubt that this entire team was going to make it “up top”. Thank you all for your inspiration. Thank you Scott for the post climb refreshment drink. Thank you Mike, Josh, and my rope team leader JM for taking such great care of us.
PS: I did wake up from my 10 hour comma sleep and thought, yes, I want to do this again!

Posted by: David Fruin on 7/12/2014 at 7:58 am

Helen and Roger, I hope you are having the time of your life. I’ve been thinking about you and praying for your safety. Stay warm and I am sure you are enjoying the beautiful view. Hugs to you both!!!

Posted by: Vickie Davis on 7/12/2014 at 5:50 am


Mt. Rainier: July 9th - Summit!

Our Four and Five Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Mike Haugen and Garret Stevens were just leaving the crater rim at 7:19 am.  The teams have had a blue bird morning with clear skies, great views and light winds. We expect the teams back at Rainier Base Camp this afternoon.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

We did it! Thank you all for wishes.
Bing Thanks to Mike, Leah and Stoney for being such wonderful guides and making this hike memorable!

Posted by: Atul on 7/10/2014 at 1:15 pm

Amazing accomplishment!
Congratulations to Dimitri and his buddies!

√ done-:)...

Posted by: Michelle BB on 7/9/2014 at 9:13 pm


Mt. McKinley: Haugen & Team Back in Talkeetna

June 29, 2014 - 8:23 am PT

We finally got off Mt. McKinley as the snow stopped and the clouds parted. We wrapped up a great adventure with a great meal that did not have to be rehydrated.
I want to thank Bruce and Josh for being great partners in our adventure. Bruce is one of my heroes. Even though he is blind, he climbs with a natural ability and has a great mountain sense. He truly understands what mountaineering is all about. I look forward to our future adventures together!

RMI Guide MIke Haugen and Team “The Ocho”

I agree with all. Bruce and Josh are Mountaineers and heros in my book.  Glad to know you are safe and now have memories of Denali that will keep with you.

Posted by: James on 6/30/2014 at 6:52 am

I’ve been watching you—but also NOAH’s weather reports—and I’m really, glad you made the decision that you did, even with all of that forward momentum that I KNOW you had.  I’m sorry you-all didn’t summit but “he who climbs and then goes down, survives to claim Denali’s crown!”.

Posted by: Susan on 6/29/2014 at 7:22 pm

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