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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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Mexico’s Volcanoes: Solveig & Team Ready for Orizaba Summit Bid

Hi everyone. This is Solveig calling in from the Piedra Grande Hut on Orizaba. Our team arrived around 3 p.m. We have beautiful skies and light winds; we’re all really excited about our climb tonight. We are going to have a delicious pasta dinner and then tuck in early and get ready to go climbing. We’ll touch base tomorrow when we return. Ciao.

RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall


RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall calls in from Piedra Grande Hut.

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: Solveig & Team Enjoy Rest Day in Puebla

Thursday, January 21, 2016

We are all enjoying our day off today. After getting some well deserved sleep most of the team spent the day drinking coffee, eating various types of mole sauce, and taking in the beautiful sights of this historic city.
Tonight we will gather for dinner and discuss the logistics for our departure to Tlachichuca tomorrow morning.  The forecast looks great, and we are all excited about our next mountain…El Pico de Orizaba!

RMI Guides Solveig Waterfall, Billy Haas, and the team

Looks like you’re having a great time and seeing some beautiful sights.  Am enjoying following your blog and seeing the pics.  Lynne Penrice

Posted by: Lynne Penrice on 1/22/2016 at 1:32 pm


Mexico’s Volcanoes: Team Recaps Summit Day on Ixta

Well, what a day.  We went to bed last night to cold temps and high winds and by the time we woke this morning at 2 am the winds had calmed and the temps were on the rise.  The climbing was tough right out of camp today, mixed snow and rock conditions up the Knees Route made for some challenging conditions.  However, once we crested the “Knees” the roller coaster ridge line of Ixta made for some great climbing.  Conditons for the rest of the climb were ideal and we enjoyed a great summit and descent.  We really snuck the climb in today because on the way down from High Camp conditions began to deteriorate.  We are all currently on a bus to Puebla, where we will be resting and sightseeing tomorrow before gearing up for our climb of Pico de Orizaba.

Cheers,

RMI Guide Billy Haas

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: Solveig & Team Ready for Ixta Summit Bid

Hi everyone. This is Solveig calling in from high camp on Ixta. We’re doing wonderful. Everybody just enjoyed a nice high camp meal and we are all tucked in getting ready for our summit bid tomorrow. We’ll check in from the top. Ciao.

RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall


RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall calls in from Ixta High Camp.

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