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Mt. Rainier: July 19th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | July 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and the Mount Rainier Summit Climb team stood on the highest point in Washington this morning!  Seth reported warm temperatures and no wind.  The team started their descent from the crater rim at 7:19 a.m.

An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Dear Lori and Dave - So great to see your smiling faces ontop of Mt. Kiliminjaro today!! You made it!! Wow!!

Have a great rest of the trip!!

Love,
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Posted by: Leslie Busch on 7/19/2015 at 12:36 pm

WOW - great job - so proud of Derick & the whole team!

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Posted by: wayne and catherine salkowitz on 7/19/2015 at 11:49 am


Mt. Rainier: July 15th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Haugen | July 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

On the Disappointment Cleaver route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guides Seth and Solveig Waterfall led their Four Day Summit Climb Teams to the summit this morning. Meanwhile on the Emmons Glacier route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guide Mike Haugen led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons to the summit this morning. All teams reported light winds and warm temperatures while on the summit. The Four Day Summit Climb teams will descend back to Camp Muir before returning to Paradise this afternoon and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons will descend to Camp Schurman for their final night on the mountain.

Congratulations Climbers!

The Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Congrats to Team Healey, Hoge, Laird & Samac!  Can’t wait to hear all about!  Let the summer begin!

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Posted by: Sheri Healey on 7/15/2015 at 10:07 am

Congratulations Climbers—especially to Mike Healey who has finally crossed this off his personal “bucket list”.  He summits on the 4th attempt!  Way to go team Healey, Hoge, Laird & Samac!!

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Posted by: Krista Hoge on 7/15/2015 at 9:58 am


Mt. Rainier: Kautz Seminar Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | July 09, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz led by RMI Guide Seth Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning via the Kautz route. Seth reported warm, sunny weather on the summit. The team will descend back to camp for their final night on the mountain before returning to Ashford tomorrow.

An RMI climber rappelling the Kautz Ice Chute. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. McKinley: Hahn & Team Move to 14,000 Camp

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall | July 04, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

July 4, 2015 1:11 am PST

This was the day.  The weather was a whole lot better than the last few days, but it wasn’t perfect.  A little blustery.  We needed to take advantage though to get out of 11,000’  and up to 14,000’ Camp.  Even having had a handful of teams break trail on the route before we made our effort today, we still anticipated a tough haul with knee deep snow on such steep hills.  Motorcycle took longer than normal, Squirrel took longer, the Polo Fields went on forever, Windy Corner was windy (and it took longer).  It was all pretty tough going until we got around the corner and reached our cache location from the other day.  Finally there was less new snow, less wind and a decent track to follow.  It was still uphill though.  It took us 8.5 hours to cover what should have taken 6 hours, but what a wonderful feeling to roll into 14 Camp after thinking of it so much when we were stuck down below.  We’ve got different and magnificent views now, of Denali, but also of Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter and about a thousand other peaks when the clouds allow.  We did a late dinner after camp was built and then hurried in to the tents for the night.  It is colder up here, and colder still when the sun goes behind the mountain.  Everybody deserves good rest after such a big day. 

Best Regards
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Climbers on the top of Motorcyle Hill at 11,600 ft on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Gary Ross, You really are going to great lengths to prove that happiness is found in being “cold, wet, tired and hungry”.  I am following the RMI blog everyday and… read more

Posted by: Mary R on 7/4/2015 at 10:19 pm

We’re all rooting for you!! Happy 4th, miss you!! xoxo

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Posted by: Anne Thomas on 7/4/2015 at 5:42 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Walter Hailes | June 30, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Walter Hailes led their Four Day Summit Climb Teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Both teams began their descent from the crater rim shortly after 7 am.  Seth reported clear skies, very little wind and warm temperatures.  Climbers will return to Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing their descent down the Muir Snowfield and to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbs team!

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A summit of Rainier, a mountain that seems to taunt me almost daily living in Seattle, has always been a goal. Thanks so much for safely guiding us to the… read more

Posted by: Joshua Trujillo on 7/2/2015 at 4:05 pm

Thank you, Walter, Megan, and Nick for helping me complete my fatherly goal of riding the Seattle to Portland bike ride and climbing Mt. Rainier with each of my three… read more

Posted by: Allen Miller on 7/1/2015 at 5:59 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 26th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Mike Soucy | June 26, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Four-Day Summit Climb, led by Seth Waterfall and Mike Soucy, reached the summit this morning.  Seth reported a nice day and 10-15 mph winds from the North.  As of 7:38 a.m. the teams began their descent from the crater rim.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Traversing off Disappointment Cleaver on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Congratulations to Nick and Leora. We are so proud of you both. What a great experience and accomplishment!!!!

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Posted by: Concetta Youngblood on 6/28/2015 at 9:22 am

Congratulations Danielle, Roost and friends!!  So excited that you were able to summit!  Can’t wait to hear all about it - love ya’ll!
Mama Lowry

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Posted by: Jane Lowry on 6/27/2015 at 6:31 am


Mt. Rainier: June 19th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Ben Liken | June 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb, led by Seth Waterfall and Ben Liken, reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  Seth reported a fair amount of wind and cool temperatures with clouds hanging around 9,000’.  Both teams began their descent at 7:25 a.m.

An RMI team ascending to the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Go miki Mcadoo Kirby and Erik I will be watching for you

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Posted by: Janice on 6/21/2015 at 5:28 am

Seth, Bridgette and Blake, Thank you so much for such an incredible experience.  That sunrise was beautiful and finally reaching the summit will always be part of who I am. … read more

Posted by: Peter Hooker on 6/20/2015 at 7:52 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 11th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Sid Pattison | June 11, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Today’s Mt. Rainier Summit Climbs, led by Seth Waterfall and Sid Pattison, reached the summit early this morning. The weather report was beautiful skies and winds about 35-40 mph from the Northeast.  Both teams began their descent back to Camp Muir at 7:15 am PT.

Congratulations summit teams!

An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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CONGRADULATIONS.  ALL!!!  Keith your training paid off!!!  Can’t wait to hear the details.

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Posted by: Bill Thomas on 6/11/2015 at 10:39 am

Congratulations, Everyone.  Keith Miller . . . I’m sure you were there on the top doing the happy dance.  I hope so.  I made it to the top of Rainier… read more

Posted by: Josephine Johnson on 6/11/2015 at 10:23 am


Mt. Rainier: Muir Seminar Reaches Summit

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Mike King | June 04, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Expedition Skills Seminar – Muir led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Mike King reached the crater rim of Mt. Rainier around 7 am PDT. Seth reported crystal clear skies and light wind. From the summit the teams can see down to 6,000’ where the cloud deck begins. The teams will spend a little time on the summit before beginning their descent back to Camp Muir for their final night on the mountain. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford tomorrow afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI Climbers approaching the crater rim of Mt. Rainier, WA. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Congratulations from Katie, Claudia, and the rest of OPT!!

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Posted by: Claudia Daghofer on 6/4/2015 at 12:51 pm

Congratulations, George Nimmo, for reaching the summit and glad you had a good day, despite the undercast. See you in a couple of days.

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Posted by: George Nimmo on 6/4/2015 at 12:36 pm


Mt. Rainier: May 18th Teams Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Kel Rossiter | May 18, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Kel Rossiter and the Four Day Summit Climb teams stood on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams have been in and out of clouds this morning with a trace of new snow falling and calm winds. After spending some time on the summit, the teams are making their way back to Camp Muir before beginning their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations climbers!

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Congratulations.  Look forward to my summit attempt sometime in 2017 or late 2016.

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Posted by: Kevin Stone on 5/20/2015 at 7:34 am

Congrats Liz!!!!!

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Posted by: Sara on 5/18/2015 at 7:37 pm


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