Entries By pete van deventer
September 14, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Pete Van Deventer were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier today due to gusty winds. The teams turned back after reaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver. The teams are descending to Camp Muir and then will continue their to descent to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Thanks to JJ, Jess, and Bridgette for guiding on the climb. I couldn’t have imagined a better experience. First of many mountaineering experiences, glad you guys were part of it. Looking forward to my next climb and hope to summit rainier with you another go around.
Posted by: John on 9/14/2015 at 11:05 pm
Chad! Sorry to hear you couldn’t make it due to wind, we were all rooting for you back here at the ACE program. I am sure you have good stories to tell and we look forward to hearing them. Glad you didnt catch Summit fever. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Peace, bruh!
Posted by: Ed on 9/14/2015 at 2:56 pm
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 24, 2015
RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer & Tyler Reid radioed from the crater rim of Mt. Rainier at 7:04 am. Their Four Day Summit Climb Teams were going to start their descent shortly after. Tyler reported nice weather with winds from the SW and a cloud deck at approximately 8,000’. The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!
Great job everyone!
Posted by: Troy Harrington on 8/25/2015 at 5:46 pm
Congratulation Pete + team…How many Rainier summits now - Gadzillion !...Regards from cornfields of IN amigo…Waltero
Posted by: Waltero Glover on 8/25/2015 at 1:37 am
August 20, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Pete reported clear skies, a light breeze, and warm temps. The teams began their descent from the summit at 8:25 am. We look forward to welcoming them in Ashford this afternoon.
Janet and Bett you are both amazing! I can’t wait to hear your stories!
Posted by: Mary on 8/21/2015 at 6:28 pm
Way to gooooo!!!Congratulations!
Posted by: Patti Thomas on 8/21/2015 at 2:20 pm
August 15, 2015
RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Zeb Blais guided their Four Day Summit Climb teams to Camp Comfort (12,800 ft) on Mt. Rainier before route conditions forced the teams to turn. The teams are descending to Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing their descent to Paradise. We look forward to welcoming the teams back in Ashford later today.
August 10, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at about 6:50 am this morning. The team climbed into a cap with some high winds and a bit of rime. They have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s Teams!
What an accomplishment:) Congratulations!!!
Posted by: Paula Walters on 8/10/2015 at 1:31 pm
August 6, 2015
At 7:10 a.m. RMI Guide Brent Okita radioed from the top of Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington! There were 30 – 35 mph winds this morning and nice weather. The cloud deck is below Camp Muir. The teams will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent.
RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and his Expeditions Skills Seminar - Emmons will be traveling back to Rainier Base Camp later today.
Good luck guys!
Posted by: Caleb Marker on 8/6/2015 at 11:44 am
August 5, 2015
7:05 a.m. PT
Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Zeb Blais called in after their successful Mount Rainier summit! The teams ascended the Disappointment Cleaver Route in chilly temperatures, winds about 30 mph, and clear skies. Their ascent took 5 ½ hours.
Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!
Update 10:33 a.m. PT
Pete Van Deventer called from the Mount Rainier summit! At 10:20 a.m. the Expedition Skills Seminar team reached the top via the Emmons Glacier Route. They will spend some time taking in the summit views before descending back to Camp Schurman. We look forward to congratulating them in person tomorrow when they descend off the mountain.
Great work, team! Can’t wait to hear more and see some photos.
Posted by: Vanessa Fry on 8/5/2015 at 3:27 pm
Congratulations guys! Sure it was awesome :)
Posted by: Kathy Rubio on 8/5/2015 at 9:00 am
July 25, 2015
The Four Day Summit Climb led by Brent Okita and Peter Van Deventer did not reach the summit this morning. The teams left Camp Muir at about 1:00 am in full hard shell layers, but it was not match for the weather. The team made the decision to turn at Ingraham Flats. They will be departing Camp Muir at around 8:30 this morning and be back in Ashford in the early afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s teams!
July 12, 2015
RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer, Sid Pattison and the Moondance Adventures Team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team was walking off the Crater Rim at 8:35 am. Pete & Sid reported light winds and light snow as they moved through the cloud cap at the top of the mountain.
Congratulations to today’s team!