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Entries By seth waterfall

Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Summit!

Jambo! The group is all down at 10,000’ at our last camp. The weather was great for our summit push but we walked into a misty cloud above camp. It’s drizzling a little as I type this.
We started our climb with an 11:30PM wake up call and 12:30AM departure. There wasn’t much wind all night but we did get a little chilly. We hit the crater rim just before sunrise and watched the sun come up from just below the summit. After our summit pics the team descended well and we were back in camp before 10:00. Tomorrow we have a few hours of hiking in the morning and then back to the Dik Dik Hotel.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

[Audio from the summit below]

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall calls from the Roof of Africa!

On The Map

Nice job Molly. Seth and team enjoy some beers in the truck. Mark

Posted by: Mark Miller on 8/12/2015 at 6:20 am

Wow, Molly, so proud of you. You did it! Congratulations to all.

Posted by: Ann Regan on 8/11/2015 at 6:26 pm

Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team at Barafu Camp

Hello from High Camp on Kilimanjaro. We are having great weather on this trip so far. We’re hoping it keeps holding for a couple more days.
Today was a pretty light day on the trail. We were under three hours moving up from 13,000’ to 15,000’. Our plan for the rest of the day is to relax and get ready for the climb. If all goes well we will be near the summit when the sun rises in the morning. Wish us luck!

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

On The Map

It will be USC and Texas!!

Posted by: Debi Edy on 8/10/2015 at 7:48 pm

Jared- the summit is almost yours! I cannot imagine what you & Scott will see & feel once you scale the mountain & are on top! So glad you are with Scott. Bless your hearts! Love you, Mom

Posted by: Debi Edy on 8/10/2015 at 6:31 pm

Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Hike to Barranco Camp

Hello from Barranco Camp on Kilimanjaro.

We are set up in this beautiful valley with the Giant Senecia trees all around. The crew did great today on our 6.5 hour hike. The day started off cloudy, cold and windy after a little weather system moved in overnight. But by the time we reached our high point at 14,900’ the wind was dying and the sun was out. The temperature crept up and up as we descended to camp and it is quite comfortable now. We will relax for the rest of the afternoon and evening and get fueled up for the Barranco Wall tomorrow.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

On The Map

Really enjoying reading about your great adventure! Keep safe and take lots of photos, Andrew and Rachel!

Posted by: Caroline Maryan on 8/9/2015 at 8:11 am

Ancient Chinese Proverb: “Even a thousand mile journey begins with just one step.”  Keeping the summit in your sights, take it one step at a time.  Take care all!  Luv Ya Catie and Rachel!  Quite an adventure for a couple of Susquehanna Crusaders who’s origins are the Rock Street Pool in Shamokin.

Posted by: Phil & Lois on 8/9/2015 at 6:35 am

Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Check in from Shira Camp

Jambo! This is Seth checking in. I finally received my luggage and can now begin to send reports from the mountain. I have to thank the wonderful staff at the Dik Dik hotel for getting my bag delivered to 12,500’ on Kilimanjaro.

The group is all doing really well. We have had two excellent days on the trek so far. Our camp tonight is at the Shira Plateau which gives us a wonderful view of the summit. The weather has been just fine as well. We had a few drops of rain yesterday but we had already arrived in camp when that started. Everyone is climbing strong. I’ll check in again tomorrow.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

On The Map

Seth- great posts! Way to go Rachel, Andrew, Catie, and the rest of the gang.

Posted by: Karla on 8/12/2015 at 8:01 am

Seth, take good care of the Texan on the trip. Enjoy the climb.  Mark

Posted by: mark miller on 8/8/2015 at 5:45 am

Mt. Rainier: July 19th Summit!

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.

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!!


Posted by: Leslie Busch on 7/19/2015 at 1:36 pm

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

Posted by: wayne and catherine salkowitz on 7/19/2015 at 12:49 pm

Mt. Rainier: July 15th Summit!

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!

Congrats to Team Healey, Hoge, Laird & Samac!  Can’t wait to hear all about!  Let the summer begin!

Posted by: Sheri Healey on 7/15/2015 at 11:07 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!!

Posted by: Krista Hoge on 7/15/2015 at 10:58 am

Mt. Rainier: Kautz Seminar Summit!

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.

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

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

On The Map

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 from the sound of things, you must be positively joyful!
Here at 465’ I am thinking of you and wishing you plenty of happiness along your journey up and down that magnificent mountain. 

Posted by: Mary R on 7/4/2015 at 11:19 pm

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

Posted by: Anne Thomas on 7/4/2015 at 6:42 pm

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

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!

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 top, Walter, Megan and Nick! You all are an impressive crew.


Posted by: Joshua Trujillo on 7/2/2015 at 5:05 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 kids, Brendan, Patrick, and Brigit!

Posted by: Allen Miller on 7/1/2015 at 6:59 pm

Mt. Rainier: June 26th Summit!

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!

Congratulations to Nick and Leora. We are so proud of you both. What a great experience and accomplishment!!!!

Posted by: Concetta Youngblood on 6/28/2015 at 10:22 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

Posted by: Jane Lowry on 6/27/2015 at 7:31 am

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