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Mt. Shuksan: Solveig Waterfall & Team Summit!

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall | September 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

Hi!  This is Solveig checking in after a successful summit day on Mt. Shuksan.  We left camp just before 5 AM this morning and enjoyed perfect weather all the way to the summit.  The team climbed strong and we made it round trip in a little over eight hours, with a nice rest on the summit.  Our plan is to relax in the sun here in camp and begin our descent early tomorrow morning.

Thanks for following along!

RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall

RMI team on the Mt. Shuksan summit! Photo: Solveig Waterfall From the Mt. Shuksan summit to Mt. Rainier, spectacular Cascade Mountains! Photo: Solveig Waterfall

Mt. Shuksan: Solveig Waterfall & Team Check in From High Camp

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall | September 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades

September 5th, 2014 - 4:10 pm PT

Hi Everyone!
This is Solveig checking in from our camp here on Mt. Shuksan. We arrived in camp yesterday evening and enjoyed the sunset over dinner and hot drinks before crawling into the tents for a well-deserved rest. It took us the majority of the day to climb the 3,700’ to camp and everyone did great carrying big packs and working hard in the heat.

We awoke this morning to warm temperatures and clear skies, and even clearer views of the surrounding Cascade Range. After we reached sufficient levels of nutrition and caffeination, we set off up the Sulphide Glacier to begin our day of technical training. Our morning was spent revisiting basic mountaineering techniques and by early afternoon, we transitioned to practicing moment skills on rock and and belayed climbing and rappelling.

Back in camp our team is relaxing and rehydrating in preparation for our summit bid early tomorrow morning.  Wish us luck and we’ll check in again after we return to camp tomorrow!

RMI Guides Solveig Waterfall, Leon Davis, Garrett Stevens, and team

High Camp on Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall Panoramic view of Mt. Shuksan High Camp, North Cascades. Photo: Solveig Waterfall Beautiful training day on Mt. Shuksan. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
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Mount Shuksan: Sulphide Glacier Team Summit!

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Leon Davis | September 01, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

RMI Guides Solveig Waterfall, Leon Davis and team reached the Mount Shuksan summit!  The summit was a nice reward after weathering a storm that dumped 4” of rain on them at the beginning of their climb.  Today, no precipitation as they made their way to the top.  The team is currently on the descent back to camp and will hike the rest of the way out tomorrow morning.

Congratulations!

RMI Guide Leon Davis and the Mount Shuksan Sulphide Glacier team on the summit! Photo: Solveig Waterfall

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team on the Summit

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall | August 05, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb August 2 - 5, 2014 with climbers from Eddie Bauer and led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Solveig reported light winds and great weather.  As of 7:20 am the team was reaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver on their descent. 

Congratulations to today’s summit climb team!

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Mt. Rainier: August 2nd Update

Posted by: Walter Hailes, Solveig Waterfall | August 02, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier summit climbs, led by Walter Hailes and Solveig Waterfall, reached the summit this morning.  They reported 15-20 mph winds and were descending through a light cap over the mountain.  The teams began their descent at 7:30 a.m.

The Cowlitz Glacier towards Cathedral Ridge and Lil Tahoma, Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach Summit

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | July 28, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and the Four Day Summit Climb led by Seth Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported clear skies and nice climbing conditions.  At around 7 am the teams began their descent to Camp Muir.  They will take a short break there before continuing their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climb July 25-28, 2014 Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Unable to Summit

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | July 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,700'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Seth and Solveig Waterfall were unable to reach the summit today due to route conditions.  The teams reached 12,700’ before deciding to turn back.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.


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

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall | July 12, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter & Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Just after 7 am the teams were approaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver on their descent. 
They will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing to Paradise later today.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climbs en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Photo: Mike King
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Mt. Rainier: July 6th Update

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall | July 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Summit! The Mount Rainier Four Day Summit Climb, led by Solveig Waterfall, reached the summit this morning.  The weather was very warm and winds were between 15 and 30 mph.  The team began their descent from the crater rim just before 7 a.m.

An RMI team at Mt. Rainier high break. Photo: Pete Van Deventer An RMI team taking a break at Ingraham Flats on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team on Top

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | July 03, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Seth reported clear skies above with moderate winds and cool temperature.  There is a cloud deck below at approximately 7,500’.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim at 7 am en route to Camp Muir.  The teams will continue their descent to Paradise and we look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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What rockstars! So proud of all of you especially those Adelfio men! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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Posted by: Katie on 7/3/2014 at 6:49 am


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