Entries By tyler jones
July 13, 2019
The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Ben Ammon reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Tyler reported chilly temperatures with winds of 25 mph. The team will spend some time celebrating on the summit before starting their descent.
Congratulations to today’s team!
Nice, good job.
Cant wait to see how far my body and the mountain lets me go.
Posted by: Loco Raindrops on 7/14/2019 at 8:52 am
June 26, 2019
The Kautz Seminar June 23 - 28 made their summit attempt today, they climbed the crux of the route and reached 14,000’ between Point Success and the true summit before weather turned them around. RMI Guide Tyler Jones reported a thick cloud cap with snow and cold temperatures. The team will descend to camp and continue their training on the mountain for the next few days.
June 5, 2019
The Four Day Climb Team June 2 - 5 led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Chris Ebeling were unable to climb due to high winds. The telemetry at Camp Muir shows average winds speeds in the 50 - 65 mph range from midnight on. The teams will descend to Paradise this morning and return to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
SUCH an amazing experience!!!! Even just making it to Muir was life-changing, I’m *definitely* coming back to try again another year :) Thanks for being such a great team, great guides, and a great expedition overall!!!! -Kristin
Posted by: Kristin Lundine on 6/21/2019 at 12:53 pm
Summit or no summit, it was a great experience. Terrific group of people and awesome guides. Y’all have inspired me ... hmmm, that Peru seminar looks pretty fab :-)
Posted by: Barry French on 6/6/2019 at 4:22 pm
May 27, 2019
Today’s Mt. Rainier Four Day Climb teams turned around at 12,600’ today due to avalanche danger. RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Jess Matthews and their teams enjoyed a beautiful morning on the mountain but conditions just didn’t allow for them to ascend higher. The teams will be returning to Paradise later this morning and we look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Super proud of y’all! Enjoy those views! Thankful for the awesome guides!
Posted by: Rachel on 5/27/2019 at 8:39 am
July 7, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Christina Dale reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver today at 12,300’ before route conditions and strong winds forced the team to turn. The team checked from Ingraham Flats as they were on their descent and en route to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to Today’s Teams!
Michael G., aka Mix Master Mike,
Congratulations on your climb! You met the challenge with great training, persistence, and most of all a great sense of adventure. We are proud of you and are looking forward to celebrating with you in person. Way to go Mike!!!
M & D
Posted by: Dennis and Kathy Garvey on 7/7/2018 at 1:00 pm
Wow! How exciting, great job Marc! Praying for a safe return, we can’t wait to hear of your adventure! Love, Ben & Celeste
Posted by: Celeste & Ben Wedding on 7/7/2018 at 9:54 am
June 30, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Tyler Jones reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Casey reported increasing winds, and a cap forming as they climbed. The teams are on their descent and will be celebrating back at Rainier Basecamp early this afternoon.
Congratulations to Today’s Team!
June 21, 2018
June 20, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 3:09 AM PT
Today we woke to more winter with the wind blowing in our faces as we crawled from our tents. We did an Alaska leisure start. This is when you wake up and wish the weather was better but… will pack slowly. So we crept through the white, snow blowing all around us, and trail blazed through the deep snow. After many hours we arrived in Base Camp in dashing style. The evening was caped with more quesadillas than we could eat and a celebratory beverage. As we nestle in our sleeping bags for what we hope is the last night, we dream of burgers and beverages on the other side….. it’s snowing now, of course. Don’t fret we have had a blast on this adventure though we are bitter with the weather. We will out chill Denali. You can count on it.
RMI Guides Tyler Jones, Bryan Mazaika and Nick Scott
On The Map
Marc - super glad you are headed back to record setting heat here in sunny Las Vegas!! We are all looking forward to hearing your stories, seeing your pics, and having you back!!! Safe travels!! Denette
Posted by: Denette on 6/21/2018 at 11:00 am
Best news I’ve heard in days - Base Camp! May the rest of journey home be an easy one! You are all rock stars in my book for battling the elements and coming out on top! Well done! Coeli. P.S. Nick, you know who your second phone call better be to?! I’ll let Sabina have your first. :)
Posted by: Coeli Scott on 6/21/2018 at 8:40 am
June 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:50 PM PT
Hi all -
We spent a very blustery and snowy day at 11,000 ft Camp. We had wind gusts in the upper forty’s and nearly two feet of snow on top of the more than three feet we walked through yesterday. The team spent most of the day hiding from Denali’s cold breath of winter. We’re hanging in there and crossing our fingers for a break to go to the airstrip.
RMI Guide Tyler Jones and Team
Praying for safe passage for the team ❤️
Elisa, Dayton and Elliotte.
We miss you Nicholas!
Posted by: Elisa on 6/19/2018 at 6:26 pm
Lei and the team,
Sorry that you did not go all the way due to mood swings of the Mother Nature. But don’t for one second think that you failed. You all spent months even years training and preparing for this adventure. You survived weeks of snowy, icy, windy wilderness, which only a few can endure. You went to “ the edge of the world” and back. You are all stronger both physically and mentally. You have achieved a lot. Be proud of yourself and safe trip home!
Posted by: Hao on 6/19/2018 at 6:15 pm
June 18, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:15 AM PT
To all of our fans out there, we know you’ve enjoyed our stories, raps and poems for our blog to fulfill our energy during our long stay at 14,000’ Camp on Denali. This evening however, was the beginning of our retreat down the mountain and eventually back to the airstrip as the weather allows. Today, we had a lull in the never ending storm and the team seized the opportunity to make the descent back to 11,000’ Camp. This “lull” certainly wasn’t an easy escape but the conditions were the best we’ve had in days and better than what’s forecast for the next week. We quickly broke down camp and were walking just before 8pm. Walking into the white and knee deep post holing kept the pace down but the team was managing it well. Squirrel Hill was wind scoured and Motorcycle Hill into 11,000’ Camp provided some more deep post holing. Thankfully, the wind was calm at camp and with some help from some other guides we know, that have also been stuck in this storm, we managed to set up tents quickly and crawled into our sleeping bags by midnight. Way to go team! The next few days still call for some snowy and windy weather so we might not move too quickly but we’ll take every window of opportunity!
Happy Father’s Day!
Sory about the bad weather gollub. Rained in CT for 2 days strait so I kno how u feel.
Posted by: Mikey b on 6/19/2018 at 9:14 am
Really sorry about those PB cups. They will taste even sweeter when you return…
Glad to hear you all are breathing thicker air and moving strong in the storm. Thanks for letting us stay part of this journey. You are all an inspiration and I am proud that my kids get to hear these stories of their adventurous uncle.
Thinking of you Dave and team on the decent.
Posted by: Beth on 6/19/2018 at 8:40 am