Entries By mike walter
It poured rain all night. It was still pouring this morning when we woke up. It took us awhile to work up the courage to get out of our tents and pack up but we did it. We packed our gear and booked it down the trail to find somewhere a little less wet. Now we are back in town, still soaking wet, but oh so happy to know we can finally start getting dry. Despite the soggy finish to our trip, we had a great time training on Mt. Shuksan.
RMI Guide Mike Walter and team
It rained hard all night last night, and we are currently in a very humid cloud with intermittent showers. We decided not to climb today because of the weather. Instead, we did some training and hanging out in our cook tent. We’re currently taking siestas in our tents in order to warm back up from the penetrating dampness and cold. Hopefully, if it clears up this afternoon, we’ll be able to take a climb up higher on the Sulphide Glacier.
September 17, 2015
Posted by: Mike Walter
We had a good day of technical training yesterday on the Sulphide Glacier, with mostly sunny skies. We woke this morning to rain and snow, so we are still lounging in our tents before breakfast. Hopefully it dries up soon so we can continue our training today.
September 12, 2015
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!
September 3, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Pete Van Deventer turned at Disappointment Cleaver due to fresh snow on the route with high avalanche conditions. The teams have left Camp Muir and are en route to Paradise.
Sorry for the bad luck. I was at same spot in 2012 and had to turn back due to snow danger. The mountain will be there tomorrow.
Posted by: john newland on 9/4/2015 at 7:35 am
Bummer…Happy Labor Day Wknd…Walter-o
90 F + Hot + Humid + Storms Indiana
As you have plenty - Fwd Snow + Ice
Posted by: Walter Glover on 9/4/2015 at 6:28 am
August 28, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Mike King were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier today. Last night the teams left from Camp Muir but decided to turn back at Cathedral Gap due to high winds. The teams returned to Camp Muir and will begin their descent to Paradise around 8:30 am
August 19, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Mike King reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning and were leaving the crater rim at 7:09 am. Mike King reported light winds and overall a beautiful day. The teams will be back in Ashford later today.
Hey, Its Nathanael Dr.Steiner hope you had a good climb and hope to see you soon.
Posted by: Nathanael Dukeshire on 8/19/2015 at 7:13 pm
August 13, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Leon Davis stood on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Mike reported great weather with no clouds and light winds. The teams began their descent at 7:45 am. We look forward to seeing everyone back in Ashford this afternoon.
August 9, 2015
Posted by: Mike Walter
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Walter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today. Mike reported broken clouds in the valley and clear skies above Paradise with light winds from the southwest. The team has started their descent and are now en route back to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s team!
What an accomplishment! Congratulations!!!
Posted by: Paula N Walters on 8/9/2015 at 11:44 am
July 28, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Tyler Reid reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. While on the summit, the team enjoyed pretty nice weather including moderate winds from the North and warming temperatures. The team has started their descent back to Camp Muir where they will rest and repack before continuing down to Paradise. We look forward to seeing back at BaseCamp in Ashford later this afternoon.
On the Emmons Glacier route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guide Mike Walter led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons to the summit as well. Mike and the team will spend their final night on the mountain at Camp Schurman before descending and returning to Ashford tomorrow.