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Mt. Rainier: August 1st Summit

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Solveig Waterfall | August 01, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Solveig Waterfall led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Dave reported perfect weather on the summit - clear, calm, and sunny. The teams began their descent to Camp Muir just after 7:30 am. They will continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Dave Hahn
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Peter….Wow! Congrats to you for such an accomplishment!  We are proud of you…hope to toast to you sometime soon.

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Posted by: zoppetti - fischbachs on 8/1/2015 at 12:48 pm

Jeff, we are sure the sights make all the training worthwhile.  Hayden was sure she saw you on the mountain last night when we viewed it from the Wallmart Parking… read more

Posted by: Jacquie on 8/1/2015 at 11:06 am


Mt. Rainier: July 22nd Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Walter | July 22, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four and Five Day Summit climb teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning via the Disappointment Cleaver route.  Mike reported great climbing, light winds and mild temperatures with a few clouds at around 6,500’.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent and his Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team climbed via the Kautz route and successfully reached the summit of Mt. Rainier in time to watch the sunset. The team will be finishing up their training today and be back at RMI Basecamp later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

The Lower Castle on the Kautz Route. RMI Photo Collection
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Way to go Dad!  We’re proud of you.

Jackson and Griffin

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Posted by: Jackson and Griffin on 7/22/2015 at 7:48 pm

Go Lily go.  We are proud of you.

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Posted by: john krass on 7/22/2015 at 6:48 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 15th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Haugen | July 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

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!

The Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Congrats to Team Healey, Hoge, Laird & Samac!  Can’t wait to hear all about!  Let the summer begin!

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Posted by: Sheri Healey on 7/15/2015 at 10:07 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!!

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Posted by: Krista Hoge on 7/15/2015 at 9:58 am


Mt. Rainier: July 8th Teams Reach Summit

Posted by: JJ Justman, Solveig Waterfall | July 08, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide JJ Justman and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall reached Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier and in Washington State, around 6:50 am. While on the summit the teams enjoyed calm, really nice conditions. The teams began their descent around 7:30 am. We look forward to seeing them back in Ashford later this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

An RMI Team descending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs & Emmons Seminar Climbers on Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank, Solveig Waterfall, Kel Rossiter | July 02, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams enjoyed clear blue skies and warm temperatures.  RMI Guide Kel Rossiter led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons to the summit via the Emmons Glacier route.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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Congratulations to 313 AS Climbing! Great job Rob and team!  The team raised over $10,000 for the Seattle Childrens Hospital Uncompensated Fund!

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Posted by: Rex Luzader on 7/3/2015 at 1:44 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 27th Teams Summit

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Solveig Waterfall | June 27, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. While on the summit, the teams enjoyed light winds and high clouds. The teams will return to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

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Hey Jeff, congrats on reaching your goal! Safe trip back for all!
Love Mom and Dad

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Posted by: Joanne on 6/28/2015 at 3:55 pm

Yea Andrew, Danielle and team! Send photos.

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Posted by: PopPop LeClair on 6/28/2015 at 3:13 am


Mt. Rainier: June 17th Summit!

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Tyler Reid | June 17, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and the Five-Day Mount Rainier Summit Climb, along with Tyler Reid and the Four-Day Summit Climb reached the summit this morning.  They enjoyed light winds and clear skies.  The teams spent some time celebrating and enjoying the views before starting their descent at 8:10 a.m.

Today marks Solveig’s 100th summit of Mount Rainier!  Congratulations!

RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall at Camp Muir after her 100th Mt. Rainier summit! Photo: Peter Whittaker An RMI team taking a break in the crater after reaching the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
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Hey, Robin and Phil and all… Hurrah!!

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Posted by: Bill Decker on 6/18/2015 at 7:50 am

Congrats Solveig on your 100th Rainier summit, in addition to your successful Denali expedition this year.
Tim Mason, 6/9/2013 Rainier Team

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Posted by: Tim Mason on 6/18/2015 at 4:04 am


Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Descend to 14K Camp, Airstrip by Morning

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall, Billy Haas | May 31, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Sunday, May 31st 1:54pm PDT

Mike Walter called from 14K Camp on Mt. McKinley. Both his team and RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer team will be heading down to 11,000’ Camp or 7800’ Camp tonight. Their plan is to be at the airstrip in the morning. If the weather cooperates, they will be in Talkeetna by tomorrow afternoon. 

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Views of Mt. McKinley's 14,000' Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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Mike…Congratulation to you + your team…Walter

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Posted by: Waltero on 6/2/2015 at 4:53 am


Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team on Summit!

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall, Billy Haas | May 30, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 20,320'

Update Saturday, May 30th 8:30 pm PDT

Mike Walter & team were safely back at camp by 6 pm PDT. They will begin their descent to Basecamp tomorrow.

Saturday, May 30th 2:40 pm PDT

RMI Guide Mike Walter and team are standing on the summit of Mt. McKinley! Mike reported a strong team and and short-sleeve weather on top. The team will begin making their descent shortly and will send a dispatch when they are back at camp.

Way to go team!

The view of the Alaska Range from the summit of Mt. McKinley, AK. Photo: RMI Collection

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Totally awesome .....congratulations To RickyBobby and Ericquito!! We are so proud of you!  Can’t wait to tell you in person.  Perseverance pays off in a big way.  Looking forward to… read more

Posted by: Maca-Mangan-Surpless on 5/31/2015 at 5:16 pm

Congratulations Solveig!  I can’t wait to see you back in Seattle.  Love you lots
TS

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Posted by: sigrid on 5/31/2015 at 11:12 am


Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Begin Their Summit Push

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall, Billy Haas | May 30, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

Friday, May 29th 7:00 pm PDT

We woke early to perfect weather, packed up camp and headed to 17K. We have a good forecast and hope to summit tomorrow. We’ll be in touch as our summit bid progresses.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Climbers on the ridge to 17,200' Denali Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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You have been so disciplined and patient.  Delighted it has paid off. Go for it and good luck.

Art Muir

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Posted by: Art Muir on 5/30/2015 at 8:22 am


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