Entries By steve gately
September 30, 2019
The Four Day Climb, September 27 - 30, enjoyed a beautiful sunrise this morning on Mt. Rainier. Weather conditions and new snow on the route prevented them from reaching the summit today, however, they did ascend to Ingraham Flats to check out the views. The group has descended from Camp Muir and will return to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
This is our final program for the 2019 Mt. Rainier season. Thank you for following along with our climbs!
Hey Steve - sorry to hear you didn’t quite summit! How many did you end up with this year? Looking forward to climbing with you next season!
Posted by: John Murray on 9/30/2019 at 2:28 pm
September 14, 2019
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Shuksan Team has spent the last week in the North Cascades with one day spent on Mt. Erie learning basic rock climbing. And the remainder of the week on Mt. Shuksan to complete alpine mountaineering skills training. These techniques include anchor placements, various self and team crevasse rescue techniques, steep technical ice climbing, belays, rappelling, knots, route finding and fixed rope travel. The team then attempted the summit of Mt. Shuksan, but were forced to turn at the base of the summit pyramid due to poor rainy weather. The team is breaking camp and will be hiking to the trail head this afternoon.
Congratulations to the Team on a great week of climbing!
Incredible experience! We had a great team and fantastic leadership from the guides. I learned so much of the basic mountaineering skills needed for future climbs. Thank you RMI for an amazing trip!
Posted by: Beechard McConnell on 9/14/2019 at 12:01 pm
September 3, 2019
The Four Day Climb teams enjoyed an hour on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning to take in the views and take all the photos. RMI Guides Steve Gately and Avery Parrinello led their teams up the Disappointment Cleaver route, which is in great condition. Weather today was a bit windy but didn’t deter the teams. Climbers were descending from the crater rim around 8:20 AM en route to Camp Muir. Once back at Camp they will pack up their gear and continue down to Paradise. This afternoon they will have a celebration at Rainier BaseCamp to conclude their program.
Congratulations to today’s climbers.
Awesome news Colin!!! All your training paid off. Congratulations and can’t wait to see the pics and videos.
Posted by: Mark Lockareff on 9/3/2019 at 11:13 am
Congratulations Colin! You embraced the challenge and conquered the Summit. I truly admire your indomitable spirit!!
Posted by: Sharon Lockareff on 9/3/2019 at 10:37 am
August 11, 2019
The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Steve Gately and Josh McDowell reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning! The teams were stepped inside Mt. Rainier’s summit crater around 7:00 AM. Steve reported nice weather with light winds and a cloud deck at 9,000’. We look forward to seeing the teams in Ashford later today.
August 7, 2019
Posted by: Steve Gately
The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guide Steve Gately reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Steve reported clear skies and a light breeze. They are on the descent and will be back to Camp Muir in a few short hours.
I check these blog updates almost daily! I know RMI and Rainier have a lot of climbs throughout the season but it would be interesting for sure to write maybe a bit more of the Rainier climbs. Maybe a great story from a guide or climber that was told. A crazy food that was brought up on the mountain. Ask the guides who are working the climb to share a bit more. It could be Steves 10th Rainier summit or another important summit for another guide on the team. Food for thought from a lover of climbing blogs. Thank you
Posted by: Darren Chromey on 8/7/2019 at 11:24 am
July 26, 2019
Posted by: Steve Gately
Summit! RMI Guide Steve Gately and his Mt. Shuksan team reached the summit via the Fisher Chimneys Route. They will descend to Upper Curtis Camp and then possibly to Lake Ann this afternoon because of rain moving in this evening. Tomorrow the team will then complete their descent back to the trailhead.
July 22, 2019
RMI Guide Steve Gately checked in from camp after a successful summit and descent of Mt. Shuksan’s Fisher Chimneys route. Steve reported a great route and an even better team. The team will stay overnight in camp and begin their descent back to the land of good food and cold drinks tomorrow.
Congratulations to the Fisher Chimneys crew!
If this summit of Shuksan happened on July 22, 2019 between 9am and 10am, I have photos of 3 on the top. I would like to share them. Quite amazing shots considering how far away I was. I was on the roadway leading to Artist Point. The Big Glass gets the results!
Posted by: Brit Reese on 7/28/2019 at 6:06 pm
July 16, 2019
The Four Day Climb July 13 - 16 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier on a beautiful day. RMI Guide Steve Gately and team were approaching the crater rim shortly after 7 AM. Clear skies and warm sunny temperatures were the report.
Nice work team!
July 8, 2019
Posted by: Steve Gately
With perfect weather conditions, the Four Day Climb led by RMI Guide Steve Gately reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Steve reported warm temperatures and zero wind on the summit. After taking some celebratory photos and enjoying the views, the Four Day Climb began their descent from the summit shortly after 9:00 AM. The team will return to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford this afternoon.
Way to go, climbers!
Congratulations we are so happy for everyone and Bob wishes he could have been there again
Posted by: Bob & Karen Mullen on 7/9/2019 at 9:13 am
Way to go! Especially proud of you Matt Jelinske! Can’t wait to hear all about it!
Posted by: Lisa Jelinske on 7/8/2019 at 5:36 pm
July 4, 2019
The Four Day Climbs led by RMI Guides Steve Gately and Mike King reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7:30 AM PT. RMI Guide Joe Hoch reported warm weather and dying winds on the summit. Joe said, “It’s finally starting to feel like July!”
The teams will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent. They will return to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford this afternoon.
Happy Fourth of July and congratulations climbers!
Awesome job girls! Knew you could do it.
Posted by: Steven Graves on 7/4/2019 at 11:24 am
So proud of y’all!!! You did it
Posted by: Elizabeth Poynor on 7/4/2019 at 9:32 am