Entries By seth waterfall
May 20, 2016
The May 15 - 20 Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir teams finished up their training at Camp Muir this morning. With a successful summit climb on Wednesday the teams spent yesterday working on crevasse rescue training. Today they packed up and left Camp Muir shortly before 11 am headed for Paradise.
We look forward to seeing them later today.
Congratulations to the Seminar Teams!
Good luck on the summit today. Make us proud.
Posted by: Josh Wall on 5/21/2016 at 9:39 am
Dave and Shane? Are you with this group? Good luck and much stamina for today!
Posted by: George Head on 5/21/2016 at 9:27 am
May 18, 2016
We made it to the summit! It was a long day involving a lot of new route finding and high winds. The team did great! We are resting and refueling at Camp Muir and will be finishing up the remaining training tomorrow and Friday!
RMI Guides Seth Waterfall, Walter Hailes and Team!
Congratulations to all on your successful summit! Way to go!
Posted by: Janice Jones on 5/18/2016 at 3:22 pm
Congratulations on reaching the summit!
Posted by: judy mcCrary on 5/18/2016 at 3:16 pm
May 17, 2016
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir is enjoying wonderful weather on Mt. Rainier today. The team is spending the day training at Ingraham Flats at 11,200’. Ingraham Flats is a relatively flat section (hence the name) of the Ingraham Glacier that climbing parties often use for a camp when climbing Mt. Rainier. The team will head back to Camp Muir for their second night on the mountain.
May 16, 2016
The RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Walter Hailes checked in on their way to Camp Muir today. After climbing through the cloud deck, the team enjoyed blue skies the rest of the way to camp. The seminar teams will spend the rest of the week training at Camp Muir and will make a summit attempt from Camp Muir later in the week.
Can you post more team pictures? Sending awesome thoughts your way!!
Posted by: Sharyn B on 5/18/2016 at 9:59 am
Safety and success in your climb! Go Bobby!
Posted by: Judy McCrary on 5/17/2016 at 1:35 pm
May 13, 2016
RMI Guides Brent Okita & Seth Waterfall led their teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Brent radioed in at 7 am from Columbia Crest reporting great conditions and a beautiful day for the first summit of the 2016 season. Both teams left the crater rim around 7:30 am en route to Camp Muir. They will repack and continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.
Congratulations to today’s Five Day Summit Climb Teams!
I just taught Jess how to watch your progress! We are cheering you guys on, Scott! love Pfab
Posted by: Pfab on 5/13/2016 at 12:45 pm
Well, we are closing out another great day on safari. The main difference today is that we are all going home instead of staying in a hotel.
It’s been a marvelous trip made exceptional with a very successful Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari. We had great animal viewing everyday and today we were up close with more elephants, giraffes and two female lions. It’s just been non stop action for almost two weeks.
We will be having one last meal together before leaving for the airport in about an hour and a half. Then it’s a long set of flights for everyone on our way back to the US.
Both of my Kilimanjaro climbs and safaris have been really special which is 100% due to the fun folks that joined RMI, and to the Dik Dik staff that goes way above what you could expect out of an in-country outfitter.
RMI Guide Seth Waterfall
Hey there. This is Seth calling in from Kikoti Camp way on the far side of Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. We are on the last part of our trip here. Today on safari was great with lots of elephants very close to the car and plenty of other stuff to see in Tarangire. Weather was really clear today. No rain insight for us that’s for sure. About 90 degrees in Tarangire and totally clear skies almost all day long. We’re going to all meet up for dinner around 7:00 for our first evening celebration as a team. Tomorrow we’ll get up fairly early to head back into the city of Arusha back to the Dik Dik Hotel. We’ll have one more dinner together tomorrow night before we all head to the airport to be on the same flight out on KLM at about 10:00 tomorrow night. Closing in our last day of the trip. It’s been great. Not sure if everybody wants to leave but we are getting back to the USA. I’ll check in when we are heading out to the airport from the Dik Dik Hotel.
RMI Guide Seth Waterfall calls in from Kikoti Camp, Tarangire National Park.
We are wrapping up day two of our safari and its been really great! We all got up early and were out the door just after 7 a.m. It was a quick drive to the entrance of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and after checking in with the rangers we made our way up to an overlook on the crater rim. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky so the view was amazing.
Before dropping to the bottom of the crater we stopped at a Maasai village where we were welcomed with a dance and a song and then took a tour of their boma (enclosed group of huts).
Once we got down to the crater floor things started a little slow but after an hour we spotted the first of five Rhinos. They were progressively closer to the road as we encountered them. The rhinos were great but we still hadn’t seen any lions. That changed rather quickly as the day continued. We spotted a lone female who was up and moving within 50 yards of the cars. Then we drive up on four other females lying in the road! As we pulled up one of them even moved under our car to get some shade. That’s about as close as you can get!
Everyone has amazing pictures and videos to take home now and we still have two more days of safari!
What will we see tomorrow? We’ll keep you posted.
RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and team
Hello! We have started the safari with a real treat. After being in Lake Manyara National Park for about 20 minutes we had a herd of elephants walk right in between our two cars. Enjoy the close-up video below.
They are really amazing animals and our group was really happy to see the giant pachyderms up close. We’ll continue on our game drive for another hour or so before heading to the Plantation Lodge for the evening.
Tomorrow we will head to Ngorongoro Crater and visit a Maasai Village. I’ll check in again tomorrow.
Hello from the Dik Dik Hotel. We are all off the mountain and enjoying a fun evening recounting our adventure.
We awoke early this morning and were treated to a pancake breakfast with fresh fruit and coffee. After that we had a really fun closing ceremony with the Dik Dik staff.
There was a small matter of a three-hour hike to the park gate but it was enjoyable and there was no rain!
We were all pretty happy to get a hot shower after a week of camping and now everyone is looking forward to sleeping on a bed!
Tomorrow we start our safari at Lake Manyara and we will be staying at the Plantation Lodge. I’ll check in again from there.