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Entries By steve gately


Mt. Shuksan: Gately & Team Check in from Camp

Our Mt. Shuksan team checked in with us last night. They were at camp eating dinner and all is well. The team will train today and start their alpine start to the summit in the early morning. 
Here are some photos of the view from their camp.

RMI Guide Steve Gately

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Reach the Summit!

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Steve Gately led their Four Day Summit Climb team to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The air is smoky and the winds are light.  The team will spend a little bit of time in the crater before starting their descent.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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Grant and Brian return TOGETHER, in one whole piece?  ;) 
Congrats to the team, SO EXCITED to hear all about it!!!

Posted by: MerBear on 9/7/2017 at 3:51 am

Keep climbing!  Send pictures when you have them.  Air is smoky here too.  .......Mom

Posted by: Kay on 9/6/2017 at 3:22 pm


Mt. Rainier: September 2nd Update

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Elias de Andres Martos and Steve Gately, reached the summit this morning!  On the ascent the winds had picked up but now on the descent, it is calm, sunny and warm.
Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

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Great adventure with both guides.  Both were very professional and focused on everyone’s safety first.  My first climb and would come climb with RMI again in a heart beat.  Steve was our rope team’s guide - very knowledgeable and answered all of our many questions.  Cousin Joe made it to the top with the help of Steve and others.  Thanks again for the memorable adventure!

Posted by: Eric Haake on 9/3/2017 at 8:54 pm


Mt. Shuksan: Gately & Team Summit

RMI Guide Steve Gately and his team checked in from the summit of Mt. Shuksan. The team ascended via the Sulphide Glacier and is back to high camp. The team will descend off the mountain tomorrow morning. Above are photos from their training yesterday.
Congratulations to the team!

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Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team Summits

RMI Guide Steve Gately led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons team to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team topped out at 8:15 a.m. and enjoyed breezy conditions on the summit. The Emmons Seminar descended to Camp Schurman where they will spend their last night on the mountain. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford tomorrow afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

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Mt. Baker: ALA Climb for Clean Air Reaches the Summit!

The American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air team reached the summit of Mt. Baker today with 100% success!  RMI Guide Steve Gately reported a great climb and good route conditions. The views were hard to come by to the smoke lingering over Western Washington, but the team had a great time!

Congratulations to today’s team!

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This was an amazing climb for me and much of it due to the patient, clear instruction, leadership and encouragement from our guides.  They were professional in their teaching and serious about our safety, while maintainig a sense of levity that made the experience unforgettable. And I learned a ton!

Posted by: Alice Alleman on 8/8/2017 at 3:24 am


Mt. Baker: July 26th Summit!

The Wilderness Adventures Team reached the summit of Mt. Baker via the Coleman - Deming route in the early hours Wednesday, July 26th lead by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and Steve Gately.  The team had a great climb and beautiful weather. 

During this program, the teens learned various techniques which meet the challenges set forth by Mt. Baker. Including basic mountaineering skills; efficient mountain travel (rest-stepping and pressure breathing), various safety practices including use of helmets, harnesses, and avalanche transceivers, climbing in balance, proper use of our ice axe, self and team arrest, and moderate cramponing.

Congratulations Team!

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Mt. Shuksan: Gately & Team Summit via Fisher Chimeys

RMI Guide Steve Gately called from the summit of Mt. Shuksan this afternoon. The team delayed their start this morning due to rain and poor visibility.  Once the rain dissipated they left camp in hopes the visibility would improve.  Their patience was rewarded and they were able to reach the summit via the Fisher’s Chimney route.  The team will return to camp today for a final night on the mountain.  Tomorrow they will descend to the trail head and conclude their program.

Congratulations to today’s Mt. Shuksan climbers!

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Peru Seminar: Young & Team Celebrate in Huaraz

It’s an evening for celebration! Our Expedition Skills Seminar - Peru team made it back down safely from Copa Base Camp to the bustling city of Huaraz after a successful climb of Nevada Copa yesterday. Tonight, we’re winding down our program after an incredible two weeks here in the Cordillera Blanca. We’ve done a whole lot of moving through the mountains during that time, learned a ton about what it takes to climb in this great range, and successfully stood on top of three incredible summits.

This afternoon, we bid farewell to Coronel and Pablo, our incredible cook staff, who took excellent care of us over the last two weeks. Tonight, our dinner plates included a wild and wide range of local eats, including the classic Cuy (Guinea Pig), a Peruvian delicacy. With some local cervezas in accompaniment, we shared some stories, enjoyed each other’s company for one more dinner, and reflected on our time here in this wonderful country. Tomorrow, it’s back to sea level, where most of us will say goodbye to friends, new and old, and start the journey home to our families.

Thanks for following along for the last two weeks!  Until next time!

RMI Guides Robby Young and Steve Gately, and your Expeditions Skills Seminar - Peru team

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Robby, Steve and everyone in Peru and US who helped to make this adventure such an incredible success THANK YOU on behalf of Hilda’s family

Posted by: Martina Kalusova on 7/15/2017 at 8:46 am


Peru Seminar: Young & Team Summit Nevado Copa!

Greetings, loyal RMI blog fanatics. Your ESS-Peru just returned from the summit of Nevado Copa, which is about 20,300 feet high above sea level. Great climb and we had great weather. Just a little bit of cold wind up there, but nothing at all of our layers couldn’t defend against. We’re all back at high camp now at 12:45 in the afternoon, proud of our accomplishments and enjoying the sunshine here for just a little while before we make the casual escape back down to the lower elevations of our base camp and our cook staff. We will probably get out of here in an hour or so. We’ll touch base tomorrow when we make our return to Urus and conclude this incredible two-week program that we had here in the Cordillera Blanca. Until then, talk to you soon. Bye.

RMI Guide Robby Young


RMI Guide Robby Young calls in post Nevado Copa summit.

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Congratulations Jon and the entire climbing team!
Looking forward to hearing about your adventure.
Hugs Mom and the Crabbies

Posted by: faye on 7/14/2017 at 10:21 am

Congratulations to you and the entire team Jason.  What an incredible trip!

Posted by: Steve Gehrke on 7/14/2017 at 3:34 am

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