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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Reaches 12,300’

Posted by: Brent Okita, Seth Waterfall, Elias de Andres Martos, Ben Liken | April 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter reached 12,300 feet on Mt. Rainier before being dead-ended by a crevasse. Despite the crevasse, the team has been enjoying excellent weather on the upper mountain. The team will descend back to Camp Muir for the night where they will continue their skills training.

The Winter Seminar team enjoys the sunrise on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita Sunrise on Mt. Rainier with Little Tahoma. Photo: Brent Okita The Winter Seminar Team taking a rest break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Enjoying Post Storm Sun

Posted by: Brent Okita, Seth Waterfall, Elias de Andres Martos, Ben Liken | April 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 6,200'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Seth Waterfall spent yesterday training on the lower slopes of Mt. Rainier. The team experienced stormy conditions with 5 - 6 inches of new snow overnight and some mild wind.

Today, the team is breaking camp and making their way uphill towards Camp Muir where they will continue their technical training. While breaking camp, the team enjoyed bluebird skies and beautiful mountain views.

The view of Mt. Rainier after the storm earlier this week. Photo: Brent Okita
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