Entries By peter whittaker
July 14, 2017
RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Mike Haugen led the Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams reached the summit about 8 a.m. and reported blustery conditions on the summit. The teams are making their descent and will return to Ashford this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s climbers!
August 11, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by Peter Whittaker and Ed Viesturs reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Peter reported a smooth route, clear skies and winds of 10 - 15 mph. The team has started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s team!
So exciting! Congratulations to the entire team!
Posted by: Molly G on 8/11/2016 at 3:37 pm
July 26, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Peter Whittaker reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Peter reported light winds and clear skies. The team began their descent shortly after 7:00 a.m. PDT. We look forward to greeting the team in Ashford later this afternoon.
Way to go Troy! We are all very proud of you - another great accomplishment!
Posted by: Dean Fulton on 7/26/2016 at 12:49 pm
Woohoo! Congratulations to the group! Looks like the weather cooperated
Posted by: Becky on 7/26/2016 at 9:55 am
July 15, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Peter Whittaker reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Peter reported windy conditions on the summit. The team is making their descent and we expect them back at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Way to climb!
June 29, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Peter reported a very beautiful morning with clear skies and calm winds. The team has started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s Teams!
Hi! I have done one day of ice climbing basic skills in Iceland in 2016. I am interested in the 4 day or 5 day rainier summit trip. I was wondering if Ed Viestrus and Peter Whittaker are still taking people up there? if so, which dates?
Posted by: irene on 11/4/2017 at 11:47 pm
Fantastic! Thank you weather gods for the favorable weather. Looking forward to the first hand report.
Posted by: Cheryl McConnell on 6/29/2016 at 9:35 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 23, 2015
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!
Posted by: john on 7/24/2015 at 8:42 am
June 24, 2015
Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs and Tyler Jones reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The Teams reported a beautiful day with light winds and great views. The teams have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.
RMI Guide Walter Hailes and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons team reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier in the early morning via the Emmons Route. The team returned to Camp Schurman and will spend the remainder of their time on perfecting their mountaineering skills. They will return to Rainier Basecamp on Thursday afternoon.
Congratulations to Today’s teams!
I was so lucky to have great guides and awesome teammates, as well as blessed by good weather on Mount Rainier. Biggest peak of my life so far, and thanks to Tyler, Jess and Josh!
Posted by: Phil Knight on 7/2/2015 at 8:15 am
Wow, so impressed, so relieved, so proud of you Chris, my amazing Daughter in Law. You keep on meeting challenges with determination, grace and grit! Love you very much, Mama Carol
Posted by: Carol Waring on 6/25/2015 at 9:11 am
July 15, 2014
RMI Guide Peter Whittaker and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 5:20 am. The team is making their descent back to Camp Muir and enjoying a light wind. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.
The Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 7:00 am. Pete reports clear skies on the summit and 15 mph winds. He says it is fairly warm and a really nice day to climb. The team is enjoying some time at Columbia Crest and will begin their descent to Camp Schurman around 8:00 am.
Congratulations to today’s climbers!
We ARE SO PROUD and HAPPY that you reached The Summit John! Can’t wait to see that photo!! Safe return during the descent!!! See you soon! Love, AM and Biscuit
Posted by: Mary Ann and Carter Boicourt on 7/16/2014 at 6:02 am
Way to go Jimmie D.
This Rainier summit business is getting to be old hat to you.
Posted by: Art Muir on 7/15/2014 at 8:42 pm
June 25, 2014
RMI Guide Peter Whittaker along with Ed Viesturs led a team of eight climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier today. Peter reported light wind, great climbing conditions and a beautiful day on Mt. Rainier. All eight climbers in the party reached the summit.
The Five Day Summit Climb led by Solveig Waterfall also topped out this morning with 100% of her team on the summit as well. Both teams were beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7:20 am. The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before descending down to Paradise and then to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!
Awesome job Matt; I am so happy for you! It looks like you had perfect conditions too. I look forward to hearing about it when you get back.
Posted by: John Boyce on 6/26/2014 at 7:54 am
Well done Dave,Mike and team! Thanks Ed and Peter for keeping them safe:)
Posted by: Nat Turner on 6/26/2014 at 3:20 am