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Entries By robby young


Mt. Rainier: September 25th Update

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Robby Young, turned due to snow and route conditions.  The team was back to Camp Muir at 7:55 a.m.  They will spend about an hour there and then begin their descent to Paradise.

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Is Cory Prykull part of this expedition?  Of so, good luck Cory!  We are all hoping you make it to the summit!

Posted by: Karen Prykull on 9/26/2017 at 8:37 am

Checking if this is the group that Layton Petersen is a part of to follow his progress and experience

Posted by: harry petersen on 9/26/2017 at 8:17 am


Mt. Rainier: RMI Guides and Teams Reach the Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb September 6 - 9 teams led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Robby Young reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The guides reported winds along the crater rim but calm conditions for the lower elevations. The teams starter their descent from the crater rim around 7:30 am en route to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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Congratulation. Well done. Wish all of you a safe return.

Posted by: Pravin Kapadia on 9/9/2017 at 11:22 am

Woo hoo!!! Nice job, team!! A well deserved victory!! Can’t wait to see photos from the top of that beast!

Make it down safe!

Posted by: Jen on 9/9/2017 at 8:27 am


Mt. Rainier: September 5th Climb Reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver

Today’s Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guides Solveig Waterfall and Robby Young reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver. With the warm temperatures and smoke from wildfires burning in Western Washington, the team chose to make this this high point of the day.  The team has departed Camp Muir and are on their descent to Paradise.

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Mt. Rainier: Poor Weather Keeps Four Day Summit Climb Teams from Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb August 10 - 13 was unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  Poor weather delayed the team from leaving Camp Muir this morning.  Unable to make their alpine start, the team did opt to ascend to Ingraham Flats which will be their high point today.  RMI Guide Robby Young reported that the weather had improved and they were above the clouds as the reached 12,000’.  The team will return to Camp Muir and descend to Paradise today.

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So sad for you all that you couldn’t make it to the summit due to weather… Anthony, You have trained so hard for this and I am so proud of you!!
Xoxo
Love Kerri

Posted by: Kerri Viverito on 8/13/2017 at 12:28 pm


Mt. Rainier: Young & Team Summit!

At 6:40 am the Mt. Rainier summit climb team started their descent from the crater rim.  Lead Guide Robby Young reported a smoky haze below the summit but clear skies at the top.  The team is currently working their way back to Camp Muir.

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Way to go dad !!! (Ryan Swift) You encourage us to do great things. So glad that you and the team made it to the top. Looks like a great view. Congratulations to all.
From William,Nathaniel, Adrina and Heather

Posted by: Heather Swift on 8/7/2017 at 10:02 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach Summit!

RMI Guide Robby Young led the Four Day Summit Climb July 30 - 2 August to the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team reached the crater rim around 5:30 am and enjoyed the blue skies and warm temperatures before beginning their descent from the crater rim.  The teams will descend 9,000 vertical feet today reaching Paradise (5,400’) this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Team!

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Sara and Dieter, so PSYCHED for y’all! It’s been quite a journey. So proud of both of you. You went to climb the mountain. It gave you its good tidings.

With love from Kim, Daveed and Olive

Posted by: Kim, Daveed and Olive on 8/3/2017 at 7:01 am

So proud of you guys!! You both are truly inspiring. Si se puede!! <3

Posted by: Melissa Nimmer on 8/3/2017 at 5:57 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Checks In

RMI Guide Robby Young led his team to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The forecasted freezing level of 14,500’ rang true and the team topped out with warm temperatures, no clouds and endless views.  Their descent began about 7:00 a.m. and we look forward to congratulating them this afternoon.

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Peru Seminar: Young & Team Celebrate in Huaraz

It’s an evening for celebration! Our Expedition Skills Seminar - Peru team made it back down safely from Copa Base Camp to the bustling city of Huaraz after a successful climb of Nevada Copa yesterday. Tonight, we’re winding down our program after an incredible two weeks here in the Cordillera Blanca. We’ve done a whole lot of moving through the mountains during that time, learned a ton about what it takes to climb in this great range, and successfully stood on top of three incredible summits.

This afternoon, we bid farewell to Coronel and Pablo, our incredible cook staff, who took excellent care of us over the last two weeks. Tonight, our dinner plates included a wild and wide range of local eats, including the classic Cuy (Guinea Pig), a Peruvian delicacy. With some local cervezas in accompaniment, we shared some stories, enjoyed each other’s company for one more dinner, and reflected on our time here in this wonderful country. Tomorrow, it’s back to sea level, where most of us will say goodbye to friends, new and old, and start the journey home to our families.

Thanks for following along for the last two weeks!  Until next time!

RMI Guides Robby Young and Steve Gately, and your Expeditions Skills Seminar - Peru team

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Robby, Steve and everyone in Peru and US who helped to make this adventure such an incredible success THANK YOU on behalf of Hilda’s family

Posted by: Martina Kalusova on 7/15/2017 at 8:46 am


Peru Seminar: Young & Team Summit Nevado Copa!

Greetings, loyal RMI blog fanatics. Your ESS-Peru just returned from the summit of Nevado Copa, which is about 20,300 feet high above sea level. Great climb and we had great weather. Just a little bit of cold wind up there, but nothing at all of our layers couldn’t defend against. We’re all back at high camp now at 12:45 in the afternoon, proud of our accomplishments and enjoying the sunshine here for just a little while before we make the casual escape back down to the lower elevations of our base camp and our cook staff. We will probably get out of here in an hour or so. We’ll touch base tomorrow when we make our return to Urus and conclude this incredible two-week program that we had here in the Cordillera Blanca. Until then, talk to you soon. Bye.

RMI Guide Robby Young


RMI Guide Robby Young calls in post Nevado Copa summit.

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Congratulations Jon and the entire climbing team!
Looking forward to hearing about your adventure.
Hugs Mom and the Crabbies

Posted by: faye on 7/14/2017 at 10:21 am

Congratulations to you and the entire team Jason.  What an incredible trip!

Posted by: Steve Gehrke on 7/14/2017 at 3:34 am


Peru Seminar: Young & Team at Nevado Copa High Camp Ready for Summit Bid

Hola amigos! It is Robby and Steve and your ESS-Peru team. We are here at High Camp on Nevado Copa and about 16,500 feet and just enjoyed the beautiful sunset up here. Just ate some dinner, now we are brushing our teeth, bedding now and getting ready for tonight’s climb, which will come very shortly. We’re waking up in the middle of the night, sometime tonight to attempt to summit Nevado Copa, which is just over 20,000 feet high. We certainly have our work cut out for us, but the team is strong and ready. We’re having a great time here in Peru in the Cordillera Blanca. We will touch base hopefully from the summit of Nevado Copa tomorrow sometime in the late morning. Until then, hasta luego.

RMI Guide Robby Young


RMI Guide Robby Young calls in from Nevado Copa High Camp.

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This is Hilda’d Dad wishing the entire team a successful climb.

Posted by: Dennis Buss on 7/12/2017 at 7:02 pm

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