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August 12, 2016
Posted by: Seth Waterfall
Seth Waterfall led his seminar team up the Kautz Route and is descending via the Disappointment Cleaver Route. At 7:05 a.m. the team was at 13,600’ headed to Camp Muir. Seth reported totally clear skies and calm winds.
Congratulations to the Kautz Seminar!
Any navigation issues on the upper Kautz?
Posted by: Jared on 8/13/2016 at 11:29 am
August 5, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb team, led by Seth Waterfall and Katrina Bloemsma, reached the top of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Seth reported clear skies and moderate winds from the west.
After a successful summit yesterday, Ben Liken and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons will return to Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.
So proud of our son and his team.
Posted by: Jon Jones on 8/5/2016 at 8:34 am
July 30, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Kel Rossiter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today. Kel reported clear and cool weather with light winds. The Four Day Summit Climb team left the crater rim at 6:50 am to return to Camp Muir.
We look forward to seeing all the climbers at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!
Yah Mary Stewart! Made us all proud!
Posted by: Vicki & Dennis on 7/31/2016 at 7:24 am
Y’all are all rock stars! Way to go! Big hugs and love from Columbia, SC. Casey, you’re Wonder Woman.
Posted by: Sally Peek on 7/31/2016 at 6:57 am
July 26, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Peter Whittaker reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Peter reported light winds and clear skies. The team began their descent shortly after 7:00 a.m. PDT. We look forward to greeting the team in Ashford later this afternoon.
Way to go Troy! We are all very proud of you - another great accomplishment!
Posted by: Dean Fulton on 7/26/2016 at 12:49 pm
Woohoo! Congratulations to the group! Looks like the weather cooperated
Posted by: Becky on 7/26/2016 at 9:55 am
July 22, 2016
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Seth Waterfall and Ben Liken, reached the summit at 6:45 a.m. With some wind and snow falling, the teams began their descent shortly after tagging the top. As of 7:50 a.m. they had descended to 12,500’ and are moving well back to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!
I threw out my back hours after snow school and had to withdraw from the expedition. So happy for the teams summit!
Posted by: Alex on 7/22/2016 at 8:35 pm
Way to go Christy and Brian! So happy the weather was good. Have a safe trip home :)
Posted by: Krissy on 7/22/2016 at 3:49 pm
July 12, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall, Christina Dale, and Katrina Bloemsma reached the summit of Mt. Rainier just before 7:00 a.m. PDT. Katrina reported clear, breezy skies above Disappointment Cleaver. The teams will spend some time celebrating on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.
Very exciting news… congrats everyone! Tell Casey I’ll have a nice dinner waiting for him tonight.
Posted by: Andrea Cerretani on 7/12/2016 at 7:44 am
July 8, 2016
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Katrina Bloemsma was unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Due to overnight rain the team was unable to leave Camp Muir for their summit attempt. The weather improved enough this morning for the team to climb up to Ingraham Flats at 11,200’ to climb a bit and experience the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. The team left Camp Muir at 10:45 a.m. to make their descent back to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford early this afternoon.
Hello from Azau. The team is down to five as two left yesterday evening. The remaining teammates are having our last dinner together as I type this message.
Today the guys went for a horseback ride in the morning and then we all went to a ‘catch your own’ trout lunch. There may or may not have been beer drinking involved as well.
It has been a total blast of a trip and today was hilarious. We are all catching flights tomorrow and beginning our journeys back home.
June 30, 2016
Posted by: Seth Waterfall
We did it! 100% to the top of Mt. Elbrus. We basically squeaked in the summit right between a couple of storms. We hopped out of bed at 11:45 PM last night and were loaded up in a snowcat by 1 AM. After a 45 minute ride we started our climb under starry skies.
The whole crew stayed together as we made our way up the ever steepening slopes to the summit. Good footwork and breathing techniques were mandatory as the trail was pretty much non existent due to the recent snow. We made great time to the summit and the views of the Caucasus were amazing. We were also the first group of the day so we had the summit all to ourselves. Bonus!
No less than 10 minutes after we began our descent it began snowing and the visibility decreased considerably. Our timing was perfect and that was primarily due to our excellent Russian guide Yuri. Thanks partner!
We are packing now and we’ll hop on the gondolas when we are all set. Hotel rooms and kebabs for us tonight.
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Way to go gentlemen! I hope Seth didn’t mind short-roping Alden. Smirnoff all around!
Posted by: Tom Power on 7/1/2016 at 9:22 am
Bravo Gordy and Team! Well done! Ill let Sunnyside know asap.
Posted by: Ron Bobman on 6/30/2016 at 7:43 am
June 29, 2016
Posted by: Seth Waterfall
Hi from High Camp on Mt. Elbrus. The weather forecast is looking pretty good for a summit bid tonight! We’ll be up around midnight, shooting for a 1:00 AM departure.
Today was pretty relaxing with a late breakfast followed by some avalanche transceiver training. Once that was complete we went for a short hike before lunch. After lunch we took a break and then prepped our gear for the summit push.
If everything goes as planned we should be on the summit between 6 and 7 AM our time. Hopefully I’ll be calling from the top for my next check in.
On The Map
Good luck Seth. Hope you and the boys from Barcelona get good enough conditions for a shot at the top.
Posted by: Art Muir on 6/29/2016 at 12:04 pm