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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Reaches High Camp

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

The Kilimanjaro Family climb reaches their high camp at Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro today. Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb.

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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ascends The Barranco Wall

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 13,000'

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:

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Kilimanjaro: Peter Whittaker and the Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ascend To The Shira Plateau

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 09, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,300'

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:

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Seth Waterfall

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Kilimanjaro: Peter Whittaker and the Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ready in Africa

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

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.

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Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams Reach Summit August 8th!

Posted by: Leon Davis, Peter Whittaker | August 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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!

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Mt. Rainier: July 25th, 2013 SUMMIT!

Posted by: Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, JJ Justman | July 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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!

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Mt. Rainier: June 27th Update

Posted by: Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker | June 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

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.

A blustery day at Camp Muir, June 27, 2013.  Photo: Peter Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: August 9th Update

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Dave Hahn, Jake Beren | August 09, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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.

An RMI team traversing to Disappointment Cleaver. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Mt. Rainier: July 26th Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Lindsay Mann, Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker | July 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier *North Cascades
Elevation: 14,410'

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!


Mt. Rainier: July 12th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Peter Whittaker, Jake Beren | July 12, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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!

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