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This is RMI Guide Mike King checking in from Cusco. Our team has arrived with high spirits and all luggage accounted for. We spent the day touring 3 Inca sites and admiring the phenomenal rock work and immense size of the what the Inca accomplished without iron and wheels in just 80ish years. Cusco sitting at 11,400ft elevation requires the Team to acclimate before we reach 16,010 ft on our second day trekking. Tomorrow we will tour the Sacred Valley along the Urubamba river.
We will check in tomorrow, thanks for following along!
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July 23, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb July 20 - 23, 2016 led by RMI Guides Mike King and Kel Rossiter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning with clear skies and winds around 15 mph. The team began their descent from the crater rim just before 8 am.
We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!
awesome job brooke! can’t wait to hear about it and see pics!
Posted by: scott on 7/25/2016 at 12:56 pm
Congrats Mike! That should be your 50th summit right?
Thanks again for all you did on the seminar.
Posted by: Matt Voswinkel on 7/24/2016 at 1:11 pm
July 15, 2016
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise led by RMI Guide Mike King wrapped up their week of mountaineering training with a successful summit of Mt. Rainier. The team will descend off the mountain and be back in Ashford this afternoon to celebrate.
Congratulations on a successful expedition!
Posted by: Bart Couture on 7/15/2016 at 6:01 pm
Congratulations guys! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Jill Wachter on 7/15/2016 at 12:57 pm
July 6, 2016
Posted by: Mike King
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons team led by RMI Guide Mike King reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Route early this morning. Mike reported clear skies an great climbing. The team will be descending back to Camp Schurman and spend the remainder of the week training before returning to Rainier Basecamp Thursday afternoon.
Congratulations to the Emmons Team!
Wow folks!! Great job!!! Happy that it was a successful climb, and all are set for a safe return!! Rebecca, so proud of you for reaching your goals!!! Whoot Whoot!!!
Posted by: Kim Dean on 7/6/2016 at 6:08 pm
Way to go everyone! Special shout out to Rebecca! So proud of you!!!!
Posted by: Mary Louzan on 7/6/2016 at 4:45 pm
June 28, 2016
The Five Day Emmons Climb led by RMI Guide Mike King reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning via the Emmons Glacier Route. It’s a beatiful day with little wind and clear skies. After spending some time on the summit the team started their descent around 6:30 am PT, they will return to high camp for their final night on the mountain.
June 28, 2016
We have teams on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning! RMI Guide Walter Hailes led his Four Day Summit climb to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Walter was approaching the crater rim just before 7 am and reported a beautiful day with light winds.
Congratulations to today’s climbers!
Your amazing Billy
I was thinking of you the whole time just waiting for your call or text to say your down safe
Congrats to the team ⛏
Posted by: Nancy Moses on 6/29/2016 at 6:09 pm
June 22, 2016
Posted by: Mike King
RMI Guide Mike King and the Five Day Summit Climb completed their two nights on Mt. Rainier with a successful summit this morning. The team spent a little time on the summit before beginning their descent around 7:15 a.m. PDT. We look forward to seeing the team in Ashford later today and hearing about their time on the mountain.
June 15, 2016
The Mt. Rainier Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Mike King turned at the top of Disappointment Cleaver this morning. The team made the prudent decision to call Disappointment Cleaver their high point after assessing the snow pack determined the avalanche danger to be high. The team will descend back to Camp Muir before continuing their descent to Paradise later today.
Well I was supposed to climb with you guys June 12-15, but I accepted a job and I ended up moving from Washington state to Texas and June 13 was my first day at the new job. I had to forfeit my position to climb, just a few weeks ago.
I know the feeling of training for months and then not getting to summit - it’s a bummer. This would have been my 4th time climbing with RMI on Rainier. I hope my message can reach someone new to RMI and mountaineering. Every climb is different and you learn something new each climb. It’s okay to be bummed for now, but don’t hangup your boots.
RMI is a class act and the more guides you meet, the more you will be inspired to keep climbing.
So, if you have that feeling of disappointment or being upset, know that it is normal and you can still tell your friends with pride, you are a mountaineer and that you will be back on Rainier soon. Happy trails. Matt
Posted by: Matt Stone on 6/16/2016 at 6:00 pm
June 11, 2016
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Mike Haugen and Mike King, turned at Ingraham Flats this morning after a rough night of snow and high winds. The guides reported an ominous cap over the mountain after checking in from Camp Muir. Shortly after 8:00 a.m., both teams began their descent to Paradise.
June 4, 2016
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climbs, led by JJ Justman and Mike King, reported a nice day with light wind, clear skies, and warm weather from the crater this morning. Both teams had a leisurely break after topping out at Columbia Crest. They left the crater to begin their decent just before 7:30am.
Thank you JotaJota for your great organization and energy. And stories (true or not).
Thank you Gloria for your friendliness and ability to calm nerves.
Thank you Casey for pulling me up the hill.
Posted by: Sandra McIntire on 6/5/2016 at 3:32 pm
Happy Birthday Ben. We wish you a great day on top of the world! Love, Mom & Dad
Posted by: Beate Pucci on 6/4/2016 at 5:36 pm