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Entries By mike walter

Mt. Shuksan: Walter & Team Summit Via the Fisher Chimneys Route

RMI Guide Mike Walter and his team are on the summit of Mt. Shuksan. They climbed the Fisher Chimneys and then the southeast ridge to the summit. The team will descend back to their high camp to stay for the night. Congratulations to the team!
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Summits

The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Walter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. RMI Guide Nikki Champion reported good weather with moderate winds on the summit. The team began their descent at 7:30 AM. They will return to Ashford this afternoon. Way to climb!
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Congrats Team! Way to go Andy! \o/

Posted by: Darla on 7/31/2019 at 11:16 pm

Congratulations Team!  And special congratulations to our buddy Andy Booth for making the summit this morning.  You earned it!!!

Posted by: Tideworks Mountaineers on 7/31/2019 at 8:45 am

Mt. Baker: Walter & Team Summit Via the North Ridge!

RMI Guide Mike Walter and team reached the summit of Mt. Baker via its iconic and forbidding North Ridge yesterday. Mike reported 100% team success and fantastic climbing conditions! Today, the team took in their last few views of Mt. Baker before beginning their descent back to the Heliotrope Ridge trail head and the comforts of town. Congratulations to today's team!
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Forbidden Peak: 100% Reach the Summit for Walter & Team

Summit! RMI Guides Mike Walter and Nick Scott just completed a successful trip in the North Cascades. The team climbed the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak and the Quien Sabe Glacier Route of Sahale Mountain. Mike reported that all climbers reached the summit of both peaks! Way to go climbers!
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Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Continue Wait for better Weather

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 5:16 PM PT We're enjoying the thick air at Camp 4, at 14,200' in Genet Basin. We got a good night's sleep last night, slept in this morning and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast of bagels, cream cheese, and bacon. An ample coffee. Today we are resting and waiting for colder temps by which to travel. There is a weather front affecting Denali right now, bringing winds up high and clouds and precipitation down low. We're sitting in between in the sun and happy at 14k. Our hope is that we can travel through the night down the Kahiltna Glacier to the Basecamp Airstrip and that cloud and precip will dissipate tomorrow so that we can fly back to Talkeetna. We'll let you know how it goes. RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Talk about dining with a view!! I always love hearing about the food :-P
Have a safe trip down!

Posted by: Savannah on 7/1/2019 at 11:02 am

I’m sure they’d rather celebrate with their new friends at Club 14 than rush home.

Posted by: Keith and Regine on 7/1/2019 at 9:08 am

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Descend Back to 14K Camp

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 4:46 PM PT After a good night's sleep at high camp we woke up with the sun, had breakfast, and packed up camp. We descended the West Buttress and the fixed ropes on the Headwall and made it back to the 14k Camp by noon to beat the heat of the day. We've decided to spend the night here and rest. Our plan is to spend tomorrow here also and wait until colder weather at night to travel back to the airstrip at Kahiltna Basecamp. With any luck we will be flying back to Talkeetna on Monday. We'll keep you posted with our downhill progress. But for now we're enjoying some well-deserved rest in preparation for a long descent. RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Congratulations to Ethan and Mylan. You have lived your dream! We are so glad to hear that you are safe and on your desent. Mom and dad

Posted by: Shoshana Mark on 6/30/2019 at 11:38 am

What a strong emotion you must have experienced ! Congratulations for your wisdom and strength to all of you during this ascent. Have a very safe trip back.
Mylan, that is simply amazing :-) I hope to see you soon to hear about all this adventure !

Posted by: Cécile Boineau on 6/30/2019 at 2:02 am

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Reach the Top of North America!

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 8:38 PM PT The wind last night was strong, but it tapered in the morning. And it was crystal clear. We left camp and tackled the Autobahn up to Denali Pass where we were finally greeted by sunlight. Then it was up past Zebra Rocks and into the Football Field. One last climb up Pig Hill and we were on the exposed, corniced summit ridge. Everyone from our team summited today. It was a beautiful and warm summit day with only a breath of wind. Ten hours round trip and we're back at camp getting ready to eat dinner. Tomorrow we'll bump down to 14K and play it by ear from there. RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Congrats to Eric and the team on a job well done! Can’t wait for everyone to come down safely and warm up :)

Posted by: Savannah on 7/1/2019 at 10:59 am

Congratulations Eric and team!!! An amazing accomplishment!
With aloha,
The Schusters

Posted by: Annie on 6/30/2019 at 9:36 pm

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Weather Day at High Camp

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:22 AM PT We woke up and fired up the stoves early again today, hopeful for good climbing weather. But the clouds that were lingering above us at 4:30am have descended and engulfed the Denali, including our camp. We are currently back in our tents staying warm and dry. There is near zero visibility with light winds and precipitation and high humidity. Unless things turn around quickly, we'll chalk today up as another day to rest and acclimate. We're hoping for improving conditions the next couple of days. RMI Guide Mike Walter

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What a suspense ! Hope you’re not getting too impatient ! :)

Posted by: BOINEAU Marie-Cécile on 6/27/2019 at 10:13 pm

Sooooo hoping yall can summit today!!!!  Best of luck!!!  Team Casey!!!!

Posted by: Mindy on 6/27/2019 at 10:05 pm

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Decide to Wait and Watch the Weather

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:30 PM PT We had hopes of making a summit push today, but as we were gearing up early this morning winds began to increase and a lenticular cloud cap began forming on the summit. So we pumped the brakes to see what would materialize. As it turned out, the cloud cap continued to materialize. Eventually we pulled the plug on the waiting game. We'll use today a a rest day (although the weather is making it unable to climb, it is not too uncomfortable at camp). We're hoping for calmer winds tomorrow so we can give it a go. RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Sending you all warm thoughts & good vibes!!! Stay smart and strong! And go CK go!!!!

Posted by: Dove on 6/27/2019 at 10:06 am

Trusts you instincts and analysis Mike. Best of luck with the timing and success of the last stretch.

Posted by: Pieter Swart on 6/26/2019 at 10:49 pm

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Make it to High Camp

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:24 PM PT The early wake up call in the cold was well worth it as our team was able to move efficiently up the fixed ropes and along the ridge to Denali High Camp. We arrives by noon, which gave us ample time to build camp and get some rest. The weather is beautiful, and almost warm in the sun. If this weather persists through tomorrow we will give the summit a shot. We won't know until we wake up, but we're optimistic. RMI Guide Mike Walter

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I’m so excited for you all! You’re getting really close to the summit. This is what you all trained for! Wishing you a continued safe climb.

Posted by: Amanda Day on 6/25/2019 at 7:32 pm

Way to go team! The summit is in sight!

Posted by: Arie Rowaan on 6/25/2019 at 6:55 pm

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