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Shuksan Seminar: Frank & Team Finish Their Week of Training

Hello to everyone following the Mt. Shuksan Seminar. Tonight we are checking in from the North Cascades logging town of Sedro-Woolley, at the foot of Mt. Shuksan. Today was meant to be our summit attempt, but instead we awoke to pelting rain on our tents, similar to the weather we have been struggling with for the last four days. After having a group meeting and considering the options, we decided as a group to forego our summit bid in favor of descending to focus on training tomorrow. The weather forecast called for improving skies, but that has been the case each day and yet it continued to rain. We opted to find a dry place down here to ensure that we we able to finish all the training, rather then take the gamble on climbing and sit in a tent for another day. A hard decision to make, but one that we feel was right.
Thanks for following along this week.

RMI Guides Eric Frank, Solveig Waterfall, Jenny Konway and the RMI Shuksan Seminar crew

Shuksan Seminar: Frank & Team Prepared for Summit Bid in the Morning

Hello, this is RMI Guide Jenny Konway calling in from the low camp on Mount Shuksan here with the Shuksan Seminar. We had a great morning of training today out in the fog. It cleared up a little bit, and we saw some blue sky. This afternoon we attempted to go out and have some additional training, but got some heavy rain so we all retreated to our tents and had a good dinner. We are tucked in for the evening, hoping that the clouds we’ll part in the morning and have a shot at the summit. So we’re keeping our fingers crossed for nice weather. That’s it for now. Thanks for following along. Have a good night.

RMI Guide Jenny Konway

RMI Guide Jenny Konway called in from the Mount Shuksan Seminar.

Mt. Shuksan: Eric Frank & Team Arrive at Camp

Hey, This is RMI Guide Eric Frank calling from the south side of Mt. Shuksan on a week long skills seminar. Just wanted to let everyone know that we are in our camp for the night had a great first day. We made it up just to the edge of tree line and it started to rain, so we made camp here. Everyone’s doing well.  Tomorrow Weather permitting we’re hoping to go up to the glacier and do a little training for the day. Wish us luck and thanks for following along!

Eric Frank & Team Checking in from Shuksan Seminar.

Mt. Rainier: September 1st Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team was decked out in Gore-Tex and down parkas as they climbed into a cap with cool temperatures and windy conditions. They have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s team!

Hey 3 guys I shared the bunkhouse with - glad you made it, congrats!!

Posted by: Laura on 9/1/2016 at 5:54 pm

Congrats Johhny and Morgan!! So proud of you!
You two totally rock!

Posted by: Brenda Swanson on 9/1/2016 at 11:23 am

Mt. Rainier: August 16th Five Day Climb Summits!

After their rest and acclimatization day on the mountain yesterday, the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier Early this morning. The team reported a great day of climbing with clear skies.

Congratulations to today’s team.

Congratulations Katie, Ryan, Molly and Brian!  What an amazing adventure this has been for you and what an achievement!  Can’t wait to hear the stories and see the photos!  Lots of love to all of you!

Posted by: Anne McCooey on 8/16/2016 at 11:58 am

great job. can’t wait to talk to u about it. love dad

Posted by: craig kelly on 8/16/2016 at 11:49 am

Mt. Rainier: Five Day Summit Climb Teams Summit!

After a spending a rest and acclimation day at Camp Muir, the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team had clear skies all the way to the summit.

Congratulations to today’s team!

Mt. Rainier: Leon Davis, Solveig Waterfall and Teams Summit!

RMI Guide Leon Davis and the Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams checked in at 7:00 a.m. They were at 13,000’ on their descent and Leon reported that it was really nice day on the mountain.

Mt. Rainier: Women’s Climb Summits!

RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and the All Women’s Four Day Summit Climb reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Solveig reported clear skies and a light breeze on the summit. The team started their descent shortly after 7:00 a.m. PDT. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

Way to climb ladies!

You go girls! You are an awesome bunch. Looking forward to the photos

Posted by: Jessie's dad on 7/29/2016 at 12:39 pm

You go girls!  I hope there are pictures!!

Posted by: Sara S. on 7/29/2016 at 10:23 am

Mt. Rainier: July 24th Update

The Mount Rainier Summit Climb, led by Mike Walter and Solveig Waterfall, successfully summited this morning. The teams were leaving the crater rim at 7:15 a.m., reporting light winds and blue skies.

Congratulations team!

Awesome job guys! Trevor Hayes, we are proud of you!!

Amanda and JT

Posted by: Amanda Hayes on 7/24/2016 at 5:33 pm

Congratulation to Dale Fogg and the team! You all are pretty amazing!! What an accomplishment

Posted by: Georgette and Gabby on 7/24/2016 at 4:06 pm

Mexico’s Volcanoes: Solveig & Team Summit El Pico de Orizaba

Hello Everyone!

We are all back in Tlachichuca after a beautiful summit day on Orizaba.  We awoke at midnight and were out the door by just after 1. The team did an excellent job of preparing and getting out of camp on time!  With all he new snow in the area lately, we were able to put crampons on just above the Piedra Grande Hut which made the walking conditions a bit more efficient! We reached the summit at just after 9 am and enjoyed clear skies, calm winds, and relatively warm weather, considering it was one of the coldest climbs I’ve had down here. 

We enjoyed nearly an hour of time on the summit and then carefully began our descent to camp.  The upper mountain was a bit icy and we exercised careful footwork and precision focus on our walk down the steep and smooth slopes of the Jamapa to the glacial moraine at 16,000’.

Back in town, we were all excited for the delicious dinner the Reyes family provides, and quickly got our equipment packed and ready in order to fully enjoy our meal at this quaint and historic soap factory.

Today was the final day of our expedition, and we are all looking forward to heading home to family and friends!

Thanks for following along!

RMI Guides Solveig Waterfall Billy Haas, and the team

Audio transcription from Orizaba summit
Hi everyone! This is Solveig calling in from the top of Orizaba. The team and I are up here. It’s a beautiful day- light winds and clear skies. Was a beautiful night as we climbed under a full moon. The team is doing well. We’re going to take a few more minutes and enjoy yourselves and then start our descent. We will check in from Tlachichuca. Cheers.

RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall calls from the Orizaba summit!

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