Entries By peter whittaker
October 13, 2013
The Kilimanjaro Family climb reaches their high camp at Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro today. Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb.
On The Map
October 11, 2013
The Kilimanjaro Family Climb climbed the Barranco Wall today, traversing beneath the southern side of Kilimanjaro to reach their camp at Karanga Valley. Climber John Dorn describes today’s climb in the video dispatch:
On The Map
Your all doing great. Tomorrow to the top. How exciting! We miss you Sam!
Posted by: Terrianne Riga on 10/13/2013 at 12:26 am
October 9, 2013
The Kilimanjaro Family Climb reached Shira Camp at 12,300’ on the Shira Plateau today. The team checks in with an update on the ascent in today’s video dispatch:
On The Map
WAY TO GO SAM! You are all doing sooooooooooo AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see you again!!!!!!! Miss You! ❤️
Posted by: Taylor Riga on 10/9/2013 at 3:30 pm
So excited for you and your Dad. I love watching these videos! What a wonderful memory you are creating with him!
Posted by: Noreen on 10/9/2013 at 2:30 pm
October 7, 2013
The Kilimanjaro Family Climb arrived in Tanzania and spent the day making final preparations and packing their gear for their departure on to the mountain tomorrow morning. Check out their video dispatch below.
What an amazing journey Samantha! Best of luck! Zoe and I will be checking the blog daily! Mac & Zoe Pappas
Posted by: Mac Pappas on 10/8/2013 at 2:50 pm
What an experience for you Sam! Bring back lots of pictures ... I can’t wait to see them!
Love, Mrs. Tyndall
Posted by: Mrs. Tyndall on 10/8/2013 at 10:37 am
August 8, 2013
The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 5:00 a.m. Peter reported a beautiful and windless day. The teams began their descent to Camp Muir. They will take a break there before continuing to Paradise this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!
Congratulations, Chris! It was nice meeting you at Muir last weekend. Keep climbing!
Posted by: Sherrie Trecker on 8/8/2013 at 1:52 pm
July 25, 2013
The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and JJ Justman reached the summit of Mt. Rainier under clear skies, a bright moon, and great route conditions. The teams have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s teams!
Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear more about it! :)
Posted by: Meg on 7/25/2013 at 8:48 am
June 27, 2013
The Four Day Summit Climb led by Andres Marin and the Viesturs/Whittaker Climb led by Ed Viesturs & Peter Whittaker were unable to summit Mt. Rainier today due to high winds and poor visibility.
The teams began their descent from Camp Muir around 7:30 a.m.
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent will be returning to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon. Weather and route conditions prevented the team from reaching the summit yesterday. Their team spent four days on the mountain expedition style climbing and learning new skills.
We look forward to meeting the groups in Ashford later this morning.
Not sure if this is the team with our fearless leader CPK. We are all here back at home base, “ST Francis” in CT rooting you all on!! Be safe! So proud!
Posted by: Michelle Carrier on 6/28/2013 at 7:31 pm
Good luck on your summit. Go Dave, Mark, Sam, and Carl!!
Posted by: Eric Olson on 6/28/2013 at 7:47 am
August 9, 2012
RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Dave Hahn led their teams to the Mt. Rainier summit this morning. Both teams had left the summit by 8:30 a.m. and reported light winds and a very pleasant day on the mountain.
Jake Beren is currently leading the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz on their summit bid. He checked in at 8:15 a.m. from the Wapowety Cleaver on the Kautz Route and will radio us when he reaches the summit.
It was great to climb with all of you, even the silly bit..
Way to go Marshall and VJ. Awesome job Brad, Andy and Matt. Really fun to climb with you Franz and Anna…makes me want to bring my own daughter seeing you guys have such fun together.
Great guides makes great trip.
Posted by: Erik Meyers on 8/13/2012 at 4:05 pm
Congrats Andy and Brad! Mary has been sharing your travel adventures with me. What an amazing accomplishment!
Posted by: Ellen on 8/12/2012 at 2:53 pm
July 26, 2012
RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Ed Viesturs led a team of climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier morning. The Four Day Summit Climb July 23 - 26 led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Lindsey Mann also reached the top today.
Both teams reported light winds and a beautiful day. The climbers will descend to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.
In the North Cascades, RMI Guides Andres Marin, Eric Frank and Geoff Schellens led their team to the summit of Forbidden Peak. All team members reached the summit yesterday. They will break camp and descend to the trail head today.
Congratulations to the summit teams!
July 12, 2012
Our teams on the Four Day Summit Climb reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver Route early this morning. With this bluebird weather we have on the mountain, the teams were on their descent by 7:20 a.m. They will be back at Camp Muir by approximately 11:30 a.m. and will celebrate their feat on Rainier Basecamp later this afternoon.
Jake Beren and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons was on top via the Emmons Glacier Route at 8:00 a.m. His team will stay another night at Camp Schurman and descend off Mt. Rainier tomorrow.
Congratulations to today’s teams summitting on both routes!
Awesome accomplishment Tim and Larry-congratulations! xoxo
Posted by: Kathleen Hanlon on 7/12/2012 at 5:32 pm
What a happy day with this great acheivement for all. Congratulations Kevin! I am so psyched and so proud of you. It all began with Mt Katadhin and Telluride and there you are. Much love to you.
Posted by: PJM on 7/12/2012 at 5:08 pm