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Entries By tyler jones


Denali - West Buttress Expedition: Jones & Team Move to 11,000’ Camp

May 29, 2016 - 2:38 p.m. PDT

Tents were broken down early this morning. The team hit the trail a quarter before five after a 3:00 am wake up and a quick breakfast. The midnight sun cast a soft blanket of gold and pink on the north faces of Hunter, Foraker, and the Kiahiltna Dome. Low winds, cool temps, and the unique lighting of a summer Alaskan night made for an enjoyable start to the morning walk. These conditions were especially welcome after having to deal with 25 mph head winds on our carry day two days ago.

We made efficient stops and good time to our cache site and beyond up to 11 camp. Upon arrival, camp saw it’s first daylight as other groups began their ascent up the mountain. Some renovations, and more digging and our camp is up and ready for whatever the mountain throws at us! We will be all restocked and digging deep in the lunch sacks hopefully buy this time tomorrow and will keep you updated.

RMI Guide Tyler Jones & Team

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Inquiring minds want to know - Did you make it to the top?

Posted by: Dad on 5/31/2016 at 7:15 am

Hi team!

These pictures look amazing- it’s a winter wonderland on the mountain there is so much snow! Tyler’s description of the sunrise sounds beautiful. What an early start for the day—3am—like army style! I hope youre staying warm and taking care of your backs and shoulders from the carry days! 

I wanted to give a quick hello to Ongun- I miss you!! I’ve been reading the newspapers in the morning that are coming for you—lets see if in 3 weeks I become converted to reading the newspaper in its paper form :) sending the warmer temps from NYC your way and all my hugs.

Have fun team, stay strong and keep sending those gorgeous photos and updates.
Xoxo
Karina

Posted by: Karina on 5/29/2016 at 8:45 pm


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team Cache Complete at 10,000’

May 27, 2016 - 6:06 pm PT

We woke up this morning to blustery but clear skies. With ridge top winds ripping all around us we decided to dig in before getting underway. The team learned about wall building and tidying up camp before separating all of their gear to be carried. Then we were off! Bright skies and a stiff breeze gave us great conditions to schlep our loads up toward Kahiltna Pass. The great visibility highlighted the big three: Hunter, Foraker and Denali standing tall against the wind. After a quick transition we had a load of gear stashed in the ground and were returning back to camp to hide away for the rest of the day.

RMI Guide Tyler Jones

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Let’s Breck !

Posted by: Dad on 5/29/2016 at 11:10 am

Hi Tyler -
Good luck with this years team!  I still have great memories of our 2011 and 2012 expeditions.
-Larry Seaton

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 5/29/2016 at 10:45 am


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team on the Glacier and on the Move

May 26, 2016 - 10:04 p.m. PDT

After lots of anticipation we are here on the mountain!! This morning we had our final meal at the roadhouse, followed by good weather news from the pilots at the K2 hangar. The team changed from our street clothes to our action suits and before we knew it we were in the air flying to the glacier. We landed and assembled our mountain of gear in to individual loads. With a nice cloud cover and cool temps we made the decision to get the train moving! Travel was pleasant, though a bit hot when the sun started to peek through near our first camp. We have a strong team and everyone did a fabulous job. We made a tasty meal and are bedding down after a very productive day. Will keep you updated!

RMI Guide Tyler Jones

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Godspeed to the top!

Many prayers going up from Virginia for the team.

Michael we cannot wait to hear about the Denali adventure.

Mom and I think about you everyday.

It looks amazing form the pictures and we know you are loving it.

Love,
Mom and Dad

Posted by: Carter And Kay Adams on 5/28/2016 at 3:29 pm

Andy,

Hope you are all having a great and Safe time, look for your return tonight 5/28/16 and hearing all about it.

Mom and Dad

Posted by: Bert on 5/28/2016 at 10:19 am


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team Sort Gear in Talkeetna

May 25, 2016 - 8:59 p.m. PDT

Hello from Talkeetna! Today was spent sorting through our gear in the K2 Aviation airplane hangar. We’re all getting to know each other and we’re beginning to feel like a team. The luggage is lined up and we’re hoping for nice weather to fly into base camp in the morning. In the meantime, we’ll fill our stomachs and stay hydrated for the days ahead.

RMI Guide Tyler Jones and team

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Good luck for the summit Bob!
Hope to see more great pics from there. Quite a contrast to the 100 degree heat in Portland now.

Posted by: Dede and Andrew Vetterlein on 6/5/2016 at 9:13 am


Mt Rainier: May 15th Update

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Ben Liken reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver before winds and weather forced them to turn. Tyler reported several inches of fresh snow on the upper mountain. The team is back at Camp Muir and will be starting their descent to Paradise shortly.

Congratulations to today’s Team!

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Mt. Rainier: July 20th Update

RMI Guide Robby Young called at 7:01 am as he and his Mount Rainier Four Day Summit Climb team were starting their descent from the crater rim.  Robby reported clear skies and a light, cool breeze from the NW.
RMI Guide Tyler Jones and his Mount Rainier Five Day Summit Climb made a sunset climb last night and reached the summit at 8:45 pm with 100% of their team.  He commented that it was the most beautiful sunset he has ever seen.  Tyler’s team is safely back at Camp Muir and will begin their descent later this morning.

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Way to go Bud!
Love,
Mom and Dad

Posted by: Tracy Avalos on 7/20/2015 at 10:28 am

So happy and proud of you Jim!

Love you,
Shellie

Posted by: Shellie on 7/20/2015 at 8:19 am


Mt. Rainier: July 11th Teams Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Mike Uchal reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 5:45 this morning. The teams spend about an hour on the summit before beginning their descent. Tyler reported colder temperatures and breezy conditions on the summit. The teams are currently descending through warmer temperatures and clouds that reach down to around 12,000’. We look forward to seeing the teams when they return to Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: July 6th Update

The Mount Rainier Four-Day and Five-Day Summit Climbs reached the summit early this morning.  The teams reported winds and a small cap forming, as they started their descent the winds have calmed and it is a beautiful morning.

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WOW !!!  A dream fulfilled!!  Next stop K2?  It was so good to hear your voice & know that you were safely down from the climb.  You are AMAZING!!!

Posted by: Momma B on 7/15/2015 at 9:00 am

Congrats Bob and Theo!  So totally impressed!

Posted by: Maureen on 7/6/2015 at 3:04 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Teams Unable to Summit

The lightning storm prevented the Four and Five Day Summit Climb teams from reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  RMI Guide JJ Justman reported that the teams turned at 11,400’ to seek shelter at Camp Muir.
Their plan is to descend from Camp Muir around 8:30 am PST.  We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp later this morning.

 

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I was watching the blinking light up on the mountain hoping every one would make it back to climb another day.  I had gone to the mountain in hopes to capture lightning on film, but it was touching down very close and chickened out.  I was at the snow lake trailhead and I think the car parked 40 feet away got hit.  What a show!

Posted by: Brian on 6/29/2015 at 8:42 pm

Hey guys, I woke up about 12:30 to the sound of thunder at the Bunkhouse. I sat on the picnic table and watched the light show while hoping you would still make it and that you were all safe. Sorry you had to turn back.

Posted by: kelly gaddis on 6/29/2015 at 1:26 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 24th Summit!

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs and Tyler Jones reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The Teams reported a beautiful day with light winds and great views.  The teams have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.

RMI Guide Walter Hailes and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons team reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier in the early morning via the Emmons Route.  The team returned to Camp Schurman and will spend the remainder of their time on perfecting their mountaineering skills.  They will return to Rainier Basecamp on Thursday afternoon.

Congratulations to Today’s teams!

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I was so lucky to have great guides and awesome teammates, as well as blessed by good weather on Mount Rainier. Biggest peak of my life so far, and thanks to Tyler, Jess and Josh!

Posted by: Phil Knight on 7/2/2015 at 8:15 am

Wow, so impressed, so relieved, so proud of you Chris, my amazing Daughter in Law.  You keep on meeting challenges with determination, grace and grit!  Love you very much, Mama Carol

Posted by: Carol Waring on 6/25/2015 at 9:11 am

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