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Entries By robert whyte


Mt. Rainier: Bond, Burns & Team Conclude Week of Training

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir team led by RMI Guides Andy Bond and Seth Burns has concluded their week of training and returned to Paradise.  Although the weather threw a few curves at them, the team was able to get in lots of training including cramponing, glacier travel, ice climbing, rappelling, and crevasse rescue. We can probably consider it winter camping as well. They endured some cold temperatures but also enjoyed some beautiful sunrises and sunshine.

Nice work team!

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Mt. Rainier: Davis & Team Enjoy Sunrise at Ingraham Flats

Despite a skiff of snow and some much cooler winds, the clouds lifted and we awoke to a peaceful sunrise.  We climbed above Camp Muir and enjoyed the sunrise from Ingraham Flats.

RMI Guide Alan Davis

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Four Day Climb: August 19th Team Update

The Four Day Climb with RMI Guides Casey Grom and Ben Luedtke climbed to Ingraham Flats early this morning. The team enjyoyed the sunrise and a beautiful morning soaking in all the views. They are back at Camp Muir and will be starting their descent to Paradise soon. 

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Amazing!!!! Congrats guys!

Posted by: Carol Wiesner on 8/19/2023 at 9:56 am


Mt. Rainier: Teams Enjoy Sunrise at Muir Peak

The Four-Day climb led by Casey Grom and Abby Westling enjoyed the sunrise from Muir Peak this morning. After extreme temperatures in the forecast and a very warm night, RMI guide, Casey grom reported that the team was already starting to bake in th sun at around 7am this morning. The team is currently on their descent and return to Basecamp this afternoon.

Nice work team!

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Great decision making on behalf of the guides.  Safety first, Summit second.

Posted by: Lee Hoedl on 8/15/2023 at 3:43 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Reach the Summit!

The Four Day Teams with RMI Guides Joe Hoch and Alan Davis reached the 14,410' summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team climbed from Camp Muir to the Summit in 6 ½ hours. The climbers and guides spent some time on the Summit enjoying the sunrise before starting their descent at 7 am. 

Congratulations Team!

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Mt. Rainier: Five Day Climb Reaches the Top!

The Five-Day Climb with RMI Guides Casey Grom and Dominic Cifelli reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Our Five-Day Climb ascends Mt. Rainier's classic route while providing an additional day on the mountain to allow the flexibility to adjust the summit schedule to take advantage of the best window. With great weather all week, the team took a short acclimatization climb to Ingraham Flats on Tuesday, choosing to climb last night. The team had clear skies and light winds on their climb. 

Congratulations team! 

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Mt. Rainier: Smith, Delaney & Teams on Summit

The Four Day Climb July 10 - 13 led by RMI Guides Hannah Smith and Jack Delaney reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:45 am.  Hannah reported a good route, light winds and a nice route. The team enjoyed some time on the crater before starting their descent. They will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuning down to Paradise.

Congratulations to today's climbers!

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Congratulations! Great pics! Is there a team photo?

Posted by: Susu Therrell on 7/14/2023 at 12:02 pm

Great news!  Filll us in on your decent as soon as you can.

Posted by: Nancy French on 7/13/2023 at 7:35 pm


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Teams Reach Summit on Independence Day

The Five Day Climb July 1 - 5 went for the summit today led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Avery Parrinello.  The teams radioed from Columbia Crest a little after 7:30 am PT.  As of 8:15 they were starting their descent from the crater rim.  The teams will return to Camp Muir to rest and likely enjoy many firework displays from their vantage point this evening.  Tomorrow the teams will descend the remaining 4.5 miles to Paradise and celebrate their acheivements.

Congratulations team!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Summits!

The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Walt Hailes and Taylor Bickford were on the 14,410' summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Walt reported that is was a nice day of climbing on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. The team started their descent at 8:25 am and are making their way back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations Team! 

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Congrats Cindy!!! Can’t wait to hear all about your Washington adventure. Xx Jill

Posted by: Jill Arvai Acker on 6/27/2023 at 7:51 pm

Congratulations to all esp. C, D & P. You’re “rock”stars!

Posted by: Sarah Thompson on 6/24/2023 at 10:39 am


Mt. Rainier: Team Turn after a Cold Morning

The Mt. Rainier Four-Day climb led by RMI guides, Steve Gately and Emma Lyddan, turned around near 13,000’ this morning. After a cold morning and a light dusting of flurries, the team made the decision to turn back. The climbers are currently on their descent and will be back to celebrate their hard-work this afternoon in Ashford.

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