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Entries By mike king


Alaska Seminar: Team Begins Training

May 7, 2017 - 8:40 pm PT

Success on day 2 of the Alaska Mountaineering Seminar - Expedition! We started out the day going over the bread and butter of mountaineering, including snow walking, using and traveling with crampons and practicing self arrest. We then progressed into learning about and building snow anchors. After a short rest, the calm morning gave way to snow flurries, which gradually picked up as we learned and began to build a wall or our camp—earning our dinners! Overall, it was a full day of review, learning, and work and we’re all happily in bed resting ready for our first jaunt onto the glacier tomorrow.

RMI Guide Jessie Poquerusse & team

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Alaska Seminar Expedition:  Team Arrives at Kahiltna Base Camp

Some people spend the day after Cinco de Mayo in bed nursing a hangover. We spent it by packing gear, trading street shoes for climbing boots and flying onto the Kahiltna glacier. Our team arrived prepared and by 2 pm we were stomping out camp on the hill overlooking the airstrip. The team worked quickly and here we are ready for bed at 8 pm. Great weather today and great views of the surrounding peaks.

Tomorrow we will begin our skills training and fortify camp for some potential weather moving in. 

RMI Guide Leon Davis & Team

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: King & Team Finish Expedition with Two Successful Summits

The Mexico team is back safe at Sr. Reyes’ climbers hostel after a long summit day on Pico de Orizaba. Following our dusty drive down from the hut we spent the evening cleaning gear and packing for our flights tomorrow. This trip flew by and we were fortunate to have great weather, two summits and a wonderful group of climbers. Thanks for following along!

RMI Guide Mike King

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Looks fantastic! Congratulations. I wish I still had it me to do this.

Posted by: Duncan Mckinnon on 3/5/2017 at 5:01 pm

Awesome!!!!! CONGRATS!!!

Posted by: Dave Kestel on 2/26/2017 at 2:53 am


Mexico’s Volcanoes: King & Team Summit Pico de Orizaba!

RMI Guide Mike King called in from the Orizaba summit!

“This is Mike King with Team Mexico. We are standing on top of el Pico de Orizaba, the third highest peak in North America! Light winds and visibility all the way out to Ixta and Popo. It was a great climb. We will check back in with you when we get back down to high camp.”

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: King & Team Set Up Camp on Orizaba

We are currently setting up tents at the Piedra Grande Hut on the lower flanks of Pico de Orizaba. The Team had a very productive rest day in Puebla. Several of them took a city tour while some cruised the markets and town square for people watching and amazing food. The view from our hotel roof was a highlight since all the peaks we have been on and traveling near are visible among the colorful backdrop of Puebla’s cathedrals and colorful neighborhoods.

The Team is excited for the summit attempt and looking forward to another beautiful sunset here in Mexico. We will hopefully be checking in from the summit tomorrow morning. Thanks for following along!

RMI Guide Mike King

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: King & Team in Puebla After Ixta Summit

This is Mike, we had a long descent from the Ixta summit and high camp. Everyone is well and getting cleaned up in Puebla. Tomorrow is a day off to rest, eat tacos and hangout at the beautiful square in historic Puebla. Your loved ones have Internet and cell coverage, hit them up for details on the trip thus far. Friday we are off to Piedra Grande to prep for our Orizaba attempt!

RMI Guide Mike King

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Time for huevos rancheros and cerveza, the breakfast of champions.

Congratulations.

Posted by: Art Muir on 2/24/2017 at 1:26 pm

It looks like some awesome scenery!  Best of luck! Enjoy the experience!

Posted by: Debbi Ersch on 2/23/2017 at 5:28 pm


Mexico’s Volcanoes: King & Team Summit Ixtaccihuatl

RMI Guide Mike King called from the summit of Ixtaccihuatl (17,340’) at 6:15 am PT today. His team was taking photos and enjoying the views from the summit.  They will descend to High Camp, pack their gear and continue their descent from the mountain.  The team will travel to Puebla later today.

Congratulations to the team!

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: King & Team at Ixta’s High Camp

We are all nestled in at our high camp on Ixta at 15,500ft. The team carried heavy packs while taking in the amazing vistas with a cool breeze keeping the temperature manageable.
We will plan on getting an early start for our summit bid so the team can pack up camp and descend into the rest day and tacos al pastor that awaits us in Puebla. Getting to the top of Ixta is just another step in acclimating for our chance at standing on top of Pico de Orizaba, the third highest peak in North America.
Everyone is doing well and sends their best back home.

RMI Guide Mike King

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Go Kierstie and Justin, soak it all in and enjoy the mountains!
Love Dad

Posted by: Scott Cameron on 2/21/2017 at 7:14 pm


Mexico’s Volcanoes: King & Team Travel to Ixtaccihuatl

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 5:32 pm PT

The Team continues to enjoy the food and rolling countryside here in Mexico. We are spending the night at the Altzomoni Hut, at 13,200’ that overlooks Popo, the neighboring volcano. While today was mostly a travel day between La Malinche and Ixtaccihuatl, we did manage to hike for 2 hours through the lower slopes surrounded by dry bunch grass and a cool breeze.

We spent the afternoon sorting gear and getting ready for our move up to high camp in the morning. Everyone is acclimating well and eager to start our first climb of the trip.  The mountain is dry this time of year and we have some high winds forecasted. We will keep our fingers crossed for clear skies and calm winds.

RMI Guide Mike King

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: Team Acclimatizes on La Malinche

Day two in Mexico was very successful.  We climbed to 13,400 feet for our acclimatization hike on La Malinche then made it back to the cabins at the old Olympic training facility for time to shower and lounge on the grass.  For dinner we had sizzling cactus and steak served on hot coals.  The group is healthy and happy and starting a game of counting stray dogs.  Off to Ixta tomorrow!  Here’s a photo of lounging in front of La Malinche.

RMI Guide Christina Dale

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