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Peru Seminar Arrives in the Magnificent City of Huaraz

Greetings all!

Your Peru Expedition Skills Seminar Team has safely arrived in Huaraz City, perched in the high Rio Santo Valley of the Cordillera Blanca. It was a long journey by bus, 8 hours in total, from the hustle and bustle and modern amenities of Lima, to the humble mountain city of Huaraz. We enjoyed an incredible dinner tonight at Hotel Andino, the nicest spot in town. Alpaca steaks, Lomo Saltado, and numerous classic Peruvian dishes filled our table. Everyone is excited to be in a new country, and looking forward to some trip preparation, and further acclimatization tomorrow. Until then, thanks for following along; the best is yet to come!

RMI Guides Robby, Steve, William, and your ESS-Peru team

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Hi Jon! 
We are enjjoying the 4th of July and waiting for the fireworks.  The Crabbies say hi and Cala’s first words are Hi Uncle Jon.  I hope you are having fun.  Good luck to you and the entire team. 

Posted by: Faye on 7/4/2017 at 9:14 pm

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs On Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams for June 25 - 28, 2017 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning just after 7 am.  RMI Guides Kel Rossiter and Robby Young reported winds higher than expected but clear skies and an excellent route.  The teams spent almost an hour enjoying the views from the summit crater.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break and then continue to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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What a feat!!!
So amazed at your fortitude and strength.
Congrats to Larry and Zack on your valiant efforts. So very proud of you.
Can’t wait to hear about your experience.
Safe journey home.
Lots of love, Shelley, Saul and the gang

Posted by: Shelley on 6/29/2017 at 5:08 am

Congratulations Emma Le Du!  well done!

Posted by: Margarita Medina on 6/28/2017 at 8:08 pm

Mt. Rainier: Teams Summit!

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Christina Dale & Robby Young, reached the summit at 5:50 a.m.  The guides reported calm winds and warm temperatures.  After spending an hour on the summit and crossing the crater rim, the teams began their descent at 6:50 a.m.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

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Awesome & challenging experience — standing at the summit was pretty amazing.  RMI is extremely organized, experienced, & disciplined.  Jenny & Robby were awesome guides — and I’d recommend them to anyone who’s thinking about doing Rainier!

Posted by: Charlie Wärendh on 6/26/2017 at 3:48 pm

Awesome experience. Really appreciate you guys leading us up and down safely.  The team was great—Thanks to everyone who made this is a great journey.

Posted by: Edward Asher on 6/26/2017 at 10:50 am

Mt. Rainier: June 20th Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Update

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team led by RMI Guide Robby Young were turned at 13,200’ on their summit attempt of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons route due to high winds and deteriorating weather. The team will be spending the afternoon learning crevasse rescue, and plan to return to Ashford Basecamp tomorrow afternoon.

Congratulations team!

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Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Return to Talkeetna

I just wanted to touch base with everyone that has followed our expedition. We flew off of the mountain yesterday, June 3rd, and we’re working our way back to our normal lives.
We reached the summit on June 1, the first guide service of the season to step on top of Denali! The weather could not have been better, and we took advantage of it by spending nearly an hour on top of the highest point in North America.
We endured lots of weather during our trip, but we endured and got it done. It was a super rewarding summit with dedicated climbers.
We’re already planning our next trip!

RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Check in from 17,000’ Camp after Summit Day

June 2, 2017
Hey guys, it’s Mike Walter checking in early Friday morning up at High Camp on Denali. We had a successful summit yesterday in beautiful weather, barely a breath of wind, nott a cloud in the sky, great views. We got to spend nearly an hour on this on top, and everyone returned back to camp safely.  We have the stoves fired and we are going to pack up here shortly and start our movement downward and hopefully be back in town tomorrow. We will be in touch and keep you posted.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

RMI Guide Mike Walter checks in from 17,000 ft Camp after summit bid.

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Congrats Mark! Get down safely and enjoy some town life now!

Posted by: Tom on 6/2/2017 at 6:55 pm

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Reach the Summit!

June 1, 2017 4:18pm PST

We just received news that RMI Guide Mike Walter and Team have reached the Summit of Denali!

Congratulations Team!

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Your patience paid off! Congratulations!

Posted by: David Clemmons on 6/2/2017 at 9:12 am

Congrats guys! It is the time to drink from the base camp to town of Talkeetna.

Posted by: Lei W on 6/2/2017 at 5:42 am

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Move to Camp High Camp Ready for Summit Attempt

May 31, 2017
Hi, it’s Mike Walter calling on Wednesday May 31st. We had a beautiful day today, and we moved up to the High Camp on Denali’s West Buttress, 17200 feet. We got here a little bit after 1pm today and have been setting up camp and resting. Everyone is resting and the weather looks good for tomorrow. So hopefully we’ll be able to take a shot at the summit. Everyone is doing well.  Hopefully we will be giving you a call from the summit and let you know how it goes. Alright.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

RMI Guide Mike Walter checks in from High Camp at 17,200 ft on Denali.

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SO happy for you David and team!  You remain in our thoughts and prayers.  Cheers to a summit today!  Safe travels down…
AK and Mom

Posted by: Ann Kathryn Scott on 6/1/2017 at 9:43 am

Waiting with bated breath for that phone call from the summit…namaste!

Posted by: Nancy Hines on 6/1/2017 at 5:53 am

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Enjoying Sunshine at 14,000’ Camp

May 30, 2017
Greetings RMI Denali followers, this is Robby Young with the May 3rd Denali Expedition calling you from Day 26.  We are sitting in the sunshine here at 14,000’ Camp.  We awoke this morning to some cloudy skies, some high winds and snow which delayed our progress uphill just one more day.  It looks like the weather is going to be beautiful tomorrow and the next few days giving us our opportunity to finally climb higher on the mountain. We are looking forward to a move to 17,000’ Camp tomorrow morning if the weather does in fact allow.  Until then, we will talk to you soon.

RMI Guide Robby Young

RMI Guide Robby Young calls from 14,000 ft on Denali.

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The bet was that the Eagles Greatest Hits sold more than 29 million, which it did…I agreed that Thriller sold more.


Also, amazing that you guys summited! Nicely done dudes.

- Mark

Posted by: Mark on 6/7/2017 at 11:54 am

Pretty sure it still isn’t close to Thriller at #1 all time. You can mail me the $50 or send it PayPal. Glad you guaranteed the Eagles was the highest selling all time.

Posted by: Todd on 6/5/2017 at 1:21 pm

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Hope For Break in Weather

May 29, 2017

Greetings all - this is Robbie Young and Mike Walter with the RMI Denali Team. Today was another day of waiting out some weather here at 14,000’ Camp. We had snow and some winds this morning and it’s just now starting to improve this afternoon. We’re on Day 25 and we are looking forward to hopefully a break in this weather over the next few days to give us an opportunity to summit or at least make an attempt if the weather holds out. If not, we’re probably looking at coming down at the same time in the next few days here. Looking forward to our opportunity and look forward to checking in again tomorrow, hopefully in 17000’ Camp.

Thanks. Ciao.

RMI Guide Robbie Young

RMI Guide Robby Young checks in from 14,000ft Camp on Denali.

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Hi Mark - I have been following your expedition on the blog, and thinking of you and the others up on the mountain.  Those are remarkable photographs and incredible descriptions of the severe weather conditions.  You and the team are pretty damn impressive.  I sure hope the weather finally cooperates, but whatever happens you have accomplished something mighty.  I will look forward to seeing you upon your return.      —Geordie Vining (from Crossfit)

Posted by: Geordie Vining on 5/31/2017 at 5:28 am

Hey Mark, Kev sends me to the blog about every other day to check on your summit progress…for some reason he can manage an RX Murph (we missed you!) but can’t navigate the blog ;) Hoping the weather cooperates for y’all. Catch you on the flip side, H + K

Posted by: heidi + kevin murphy on 5/30/2017 at 8:20 pm

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