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Entries By mike uchal


Mt. Rainier: July 13th Summit!

Climbers on the Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike Uchal reached the summit crater of Mt. Rainier at 6:45 a.m. PDT. Brent and Mike reported chilly and breezy conditions on the summit. The teams will spend some time on top before beginning their descent. We look forward to welcoming the climbers back to Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations!

Brent, see you on the hiil!

Posted by: James Spodobalski on 9/26/2016 at 10:54 pm

Awesome and beyond (Brent) &team;, blessed to have run Gates on Gold Hill coin-op,&  bringing around with Alan,Wheels,steveie ray vaugh!! Especially when you. Team 911,,let me race gates under chair 4,,&& will never forget wheels/ yelled-(Spud Did It For The Team!!  You & Julie invited to have super hot cocoa @ that time Up on Gold Hill! Always thankful met Julie & You Thanks

 

 

Posted by: James Spodobalski on 9/26/2016 at 10:40 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 9th Update

Due to avalanche hazard, the summit climb teams, led by Brent Okita and Mike Uchal, were unable to summit Mt. Rainier this morning. Both teams topped out at 12,800,’ and are headed back down to Camp Muir. 

We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: July 3rd, Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Mike Uchal reached the summit of Mt. Rainier Early this morning.  Tyler reported Breezy, but clear skies above 7800’.  They started their descent at about 7:10 am.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Congratulations Shannon and climbing crew, well done!!

Sarah

Posted by: Sarah McQ on 7/5/2016 at 10:59 pm

Congratulations team, so very proud of you all!!! xoxo

Posted by: Roxanne Ventus on 7/3/2016 at 11:03 am


Mt. Rainier: June 29th Five Day Summit Climb - SUMMIT!

The Five Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Mike Uchal reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Yesterday in preparation for their summit attempt Mike and the team enjoyed a short hike to Ingraham Flats. They have had great weather while on the mountain and enjoyed a beautiful sunrise from the top today!

Congratulations to today’s team!

Ha, fBook challenged, apparently also RMI website challenged….  Will post reduced photos and movies when I land in NH with Wi-Fi, or feel free to email me for full resolution.  Y’all were great.  Moe

Posted by: Moe on 7/3/2016 at 5:41 pm

Hi guys, you were a great bunch.  Got some great photos, and good sliding movies complete with whooping.  I just got back to Boston, waiting for bus,

Posted by: Maureen Horgan on 7/3/2016 at 5:36 pm


Mt. Rainier: Low Visibility Turns Teams at 12,500’

The American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air led by RMI Guide Win Whittaker and the Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Uchal were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams decided to call 12,500 ft. their high point today due to high winds and low visibility. The teams descended back to Camp Muir for some extra rest. Later this morning the teams will pack up and make their descent back to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them back in Ashford later today.

Great work but unfortunate for today’s conditions. Everyone did a great job this year training!

Posted by: Jason Lathrop on 6/23/2016 at 11:21 am

Great job guys- impressed you made it that far! Sasha says “I love you daddy- see you soon!”

Posted by: Diane and Sasha on 6/23/2016 at 10:58 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Turn Back at Ingraham Flats

The Four Day Summit Climb June 15 - 18, 2016 was unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier today due to avalanche danger.  RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Mike Uchal led their teams to Ingraham Flats before making the decision to turn back.  All climbers are back at Camp Muir where they will rest and repack before beginning their descent to Paradise later this morning.


Mt. Rainier: June 8th, Summit!

The Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Uchal and the Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Eric Frank Reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  Eric radioed in from High Break while the teams were on their descent and reported the winds of about 40 - 45 mph on the mountain.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and Team also checked in from the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz, the team is camped on the Wilson Glacier having a great time training.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Good job Michael
Hope to see you out in Port Port

Posted by: Stephanie Ferruzza on 6/9/2016 at 8:27 am

Zorionak!!! Amazing news, congrats to Rafa and to the whole team!!

Posted by: Stephanie on 6/8/2016 at 9:08 am


Mt. Rainier: July 29th Summit!

RMI Guide Brent Okita with the Four Day Summit Climb along with RMI Guide Mike Uchal and the Five Day Summit Climb were approaching Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier, at 7:00 am. Brent reported light winds and clear skies on a beautiful morning. The teams will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

Yippee -  TRULY, a mountain-top experience!  I’m happy for you This is my third attempt to send you a comment.  Barbara very generously posted my name on her
comment.  I’m trying once more to do it correctly.  Love Mom in Tigard

Posted by: Helen MacDonald on 7/30/2015 at 1:31 am

Congratulations Ruth and Martin!!!! We would love to see a photo soon !!!! Love, Cathy and Gopal

Posted by: Catherine Shrestha on 7/29/2015 at 2:16 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 23rd Summit!

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Mike Uchal reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams reported a perfect day of climbing with light winds and sunny skies.

RMI Guide Mike King and his Expeditions Skills Seminar team also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Route this morning. They will descend back to Camp Schurman and spend some more time training on the mountain before returning to Rainier Basecamp tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

My son Ira & I summited with Mike Uchal & Steve on the 23rd! It was a great day, great experience and we had 9 great members of our team along with Mike & Steve.
James was in our training class, all 3, true professionals! First attempt & made it at 60 years young!

Posted by: John Ford on 7/24/2015 at 8:25 pm

Awesome.  Cant wait to hear from Lily!

love
Dad

Posted by: john on 7/24/2015 at 8:42 am


Mt. Rainier: ALA Climb for Clean Air Summit!

The American Lung Association Climb for Clean Air, led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Mike Uchal, reached the Mt. Rainier summit early this morning.  They experienced nice weather and 25 mph winds.  After spending some time on the summit, they began their descent back to Camp Muir at 6:30 a.m. 

Congratulations ALA Climbers!

Go ALA Team & Congratulations!

Posted by: Sue Newby-House on 7/19/2015 at 8:19 am

Thanks RMI for another great ALA climb!  We appreciate your special care and partnership.

Posted by: Joe on 7/18/2015 at 10:02 pm

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