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RMI Hosts Prep for Rainier Classes at REI

Posted by: Ben Liken, Paul Maier | April 11, 2014
Categories: *Guide News

RMI is hosting several Prep for Rainier classes over the months of February, March, and April at local REI stores in the Puget Sound area. Join RMI’s experienced guides to discuss everything that is needed to prepare for Mt. Rainier, including conditioning, trip planning, route selection, and equipment selection to climb Washington State’s highest point!

Come out to your local REI store to hear stories and answer your questions about Mt. Rainier!

Tuesday 4/15/2014 7:00pm REI Redmond with RMI Guide Paul Maier More info…

Nice idea - any chance of youtube?

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Posted by: wraalstad on 3/6/2013 at 6:10 am

Hey, how about a class at the Spokane store ? I would be there. Would like to do Rainier this summer and it would be great to be prepared.… read more

Posted by: David Seurynck on 2/15/2013 at 10:50 pm

Mt. Rainier: July 16th Update

Posted by: Paul Maier, Mike Haugen | July 16, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led By Paul Edgren and Jason Thompson reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team reported a beautiful day with clear views and winds at about 25 – 30 mph.  They also reported that the route work recently done made for great climbing.

The Kautz seminar led by Mike Haugen also checked in this morning. The team topped out via the Kautz Route and began their descent at 9:15 a.m.  Mike and team will stay on the mountain one more night and be back to Ashford tomorrow.

The Paradise Glacier Seminar led by Garrett Stevens is on day 3 of their 6-day seminar.  They will spend two more days lower on the mountain before moving up to Camp Muir for their summit bid.

Beautiful day on the mountain!

Climber rappelling the Kautz Ice Chute. Photo: RMI Collection A beautiful afternoon at Camp 1, 7,300' on the Paradise Glacier. Photo: Garrett Stevens ESS Paradise Glacier team practicing rope travel as they moved up to Camp 2 earlier today. Photo: Garrett Stevens

Congratulations to you all! you made it, crazy Uncle Dan!

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Posted by: Jennifer Robinson on 7/16/2013 at 1:49 pm

Congrats to everyone. So proud of my son John and his buddy Andrew! Hope you had the time of your life!

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Posted by: Pattie Campbell on 7/16/2013 at 1:30 pm

Mt. Rainier: Update July 6th - Summit!

Posted by: Paul Maier, Lindsay Mann | July 06, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Four Day Summit Climbs led by Paul Maier and Lindsay Mann reached the summit at 6:30 a.m.  Both teams were able to enjoy the bluebird views for over an hour before beginning their descent at 7:50 a.m.

Congratulations to the summit climbers!

July 6th, 2013 - Mt. Rainier view from Paradise. July 6th, 2013 - Camp Muir views of Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens.

WOOOHOOO!!! Way to go everybody!
Dan- can’t wait to see you soon <3 <3 <3

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Posted by: Roz on 7/6/2013 at 8:28 pm

Mt. Rainier: August 4th Update

Posted by: Paul Maier, Elias de Andres Martos, Geoff Schellens | August 04, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Summit!  With a freezing level of 15,000’, bluebird skies and no wind, it was a great day to be on the Mt. Rainier summit! After spending some time on the summit, the Four Day Summit Climb teams began their descent at 7:45 a.m. and are trying to beat the heat as they descend to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!


Congratulations Will!!!  So proud of you :) What an amazing feat!
Roxanne, Kurt and the kids

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Posted by: Roxanne on 8/4/2012 at 1:36 pm

Congratulations, Will and team!!  So awesome!

Cheers and great respect,

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Posted by: Rachel on 8/4/2012 at 9:57 am

Mt. Rainier: June 23rd Update

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Paul Maier | June 23, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,500'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Paul Maier and Geoff Schellens were forced to turn around this morning due to deteriorating weather conditions.
The teams reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver at 12,500’ before making the decision to turn back.

We look forward to seeing them back at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

An RMI Team ascending to Camp Muir.  Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Rainier: SUMMIT!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Paul Maier | June 14, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410


Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by Paul Maier and Mike Haugen made it to the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The teams were able to spend a moment on top before heading downhill and are now en route to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!


In the words of Ryan Newton ” I’m so glad my dad got to climb all the way to the top of the mountain!”.  Great job we can’t wait to… read more

Posted by: Kelly Newton on 6/14/2012 at 1:44 pm

Stephanie and Brian Ciske - did you summit today?

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Posted by: Jean Ciske on 6/14/2012 at 11:39 am