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Entries By tyler jones


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

RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Jake Beren led their Four Day Summit Climb July 17 - 20 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Tyler reported windy and cold temperatures but good climbing conditions. The teams were starting their descent from the crater rim just before 9 am.

Congratulations to today’ Summit Climb team!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach Summit!

RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Mike Uchal lead their Four Day Summit Climb July 4 - 7, 2017 teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  They began their descent from the crater rim around 7 am PT.  Tyler reported strong winds on the summit but decreasing winds as they were descending.  The sky is mostly clear with a few high clouds.  The team will descend to Paradise today and return to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Hey Daddio,
congratulations on tackling the mountain. We knew you could do it. Have a great rest of the trip. love you
-Cam

Hey Daddio,
nice job on getting to the peak! Hope it was a great experience, can’t wait tohear all about it. love you
-Austie

Congratulations Paul and team! Sending love and hugs!xoxo
-Kim

Posted by: Kim Hexter on 7/7/2017 at 9:31 am

Well done Dad!!!!! Love Harry x (Thomas, Oliver and mum)

Posted by: Harry on 7/7/2017 at 8:16 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team Reaches Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb June 23 - 26, 2017 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning with cold temperatures and slight winds.  RMI Guide Tyler Jones and team were on their descent by 7:15 am and returning to Camp Muir. The team will take a short break to eat and re-pack before continuing their descent to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!

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So glad you made it up safely!!!!  Third times a charm!  Get back safe!

Posted by: katie rasmussen on 6/26/2017 at 10:15 am


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team Made It to Basecamp!

June 17, 2017 1:43 pm PST

Hello from the upper airstrip of Denali Basecamp. We made the arduous descent from high camp in snowy and windy conditions down to 11,000ft last evening. We unfortunately did not get a break from the weather… WINDS.
Today we had a very alpine start to climb down to base camp in the cold of early morning in order to reduce our chances of breaking through snow bridges on the lower glacier. We were able to do just that! After arriving we were told the normal runway was to bumpy and crevassed. The whole team finished strong up the bonus hill to the upper runway. The weather continues to follow us here in The Alaska Range as I type this blog the fog and mist hold strong for the moment. When the clouds part we will be on the first planes to Talkeetna and on our way back from an amazing trip with lots of learning, and humbling moments. We have learned that the Summits are for our ego and the Journey is for our soul. The mountain is not going anywhere and we can always come back as long as we play safe in the mountains.
High hopes for flying back to reality!

Cheers,
RMI Guide Tyler Jones

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Look forward to hearing all the stories Amir !!! :-) most importantly everyone is safe and sound. Will be good to have you back ! :-)

Posted by: René on 6/18/2017 at 6:36 pm

So sorry you didn’t summit but I’m glad everyone is safe.  I am so proud of you, Bill.  Happy Fathers’ Day to a great Dad.  Love, Marie

Posted by: Marie Toro on 6/18/2017 at 7:40 am


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team on Their Descent to the Airstrip

June 17, 2017 1:26 am PST

Hi, everyone. This is Tyler Jones and the Denali team. We moved out of High Camp and we’re back at 11 Camp. We are hoping to go to the air strip sometime tomorrow. Hope all is well. Everything’s good here. Talk to you all soon. Bye.

RMI Guide Tyler Jones


RMI Guide Tyler Jones checks in from 11K Camp.

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Babe,

I’m so sorry that the mountain and the weather didn’t cooperate with you guys, but I am sure it was still an amazing adventure. The girls are talking about climbing Whitney this year.. .are you up for it?  Well, maybe after you rest for a couple of days :)
You are still amazing in every way!  Still my hero, my knight in shining armor!  I love you so very much and I can’t wait to see you!!!!

xoxo MO

Posted by: Amanda Gunn on 6/17/2017 at 9:47 am

Tym, Tyler, and Team,

You may be too close to home to even get this.  So sorry the weather did not cooperate. There were reports of snow, snow, and more snow. I know how hard everyone worked and wanted this to happen.  I am confident you made strong, life-long bonds with your team who share your love of climbing. And for you Tym, three’s a charm…so maybe next year!  Best wishes for a safe trip home.

Love, Mom and Zeppelin

Posted by: Kristi Kennelly on 6/17/2017 at 8:54 am


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team Have Big Decision

June 15, 2017
Well the mountain is doing it’s own thing at the moment. The winds are well more than forecast and the temperatures are chilly. The team is hanging in there and tomorrow will see us to the top or we will start our descent. We’re hopeful on our efforts and time spent waiting that we will be rewarded with a trip to the summit of Denali tomorrow!

RMI Guide Tyler Jones

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Joe,

Thinking of you and sending good karma. Great accomplishment given all the challenges. Admire you immensely. Cheering for greater heights!

Ann Marie and Bruce

Posted by: Ann Marie and Bruce on 6/17/2017 at 4:48 pm

Awaiting news!

Posted by: SoCal Gunns on 6/16/2017 at 7:34 pm


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team Move to High Camp

June 12, 2017
Hello from our new camp at 17,000 ft on Denali! The team had an early start pack up camp and departed around 7 am. The winds picked up on the West Buttress as we neared the first break. The team had some amazing dance moves as we waited an hour or so for the morning winds to subside. The team climbed strong all the way to high camp in optimal weather. We worked for a few more hours to build camp. The climbers crawled in to have a rest as the guides worked to melt snow and tidy camp. We are now eating big bowls of Annie’s Mac and cheese with bacon and soup. The hydration and eating up here never stops. Tomorrow with high hopes of good weather and light wind the team will shoot to stand on top of North America. Send us good vibes! 

RMI Guide Tyler Jones

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Matt - Hoping to hear news of a summit soon! Stay safe. Sending love and good vibes for fair weather!! Daisy and I are trying to be patient waiting for you to get back. We miss you so much!!

Love, Colleen

Posted by: Colleen on 6/15/2017 at 6:32 pm

@ John Gunn and team,

you got this!!! hope it all goes well getting to the tippy top! stay safe and hopeful!!! you’ll be down here sitting around the table telling all your stories and eating a home cooked meal from momma in no time!

love you!

Alyssa

Posted by: Alyssa Gunn on 6/15/2017 at 3:40 pm


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team Prepared to Move to 17K Camp

The team was on standby this morning to potentially move up to 17K camp. But the early morning “now forecast” looking out of the tent wasn’t as good as we were hoping for with snow and building clouds that ended up developing all day. We once again got to spend the day at 14K camp preparing the rest of our gear to go up to 17 and stretching our legs. Tomorrow morning we hope to move up and that the forecast holds true for a summit bid in the next few days! Stay tuned!

RMI Guide Tyler Jones

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praying for a safe summit tomorrow! can’t wait for you to be home and tell all your stories.

-Alyssa Gunn

Posted by: Alyssa Gunn on 6/13/2017 at 9:48 pm

Tym, Tyler, and Team,

You all get an award for patience and persistence!  My fingers are crossed for you for 48 hours of good weather.  Best wishes, and thinking of all of you. GO TEAM GO!!

I hope you paid your kitty sitter until you return,Tym, or you will have two very hungry felines.

And Tym…Satoshi says, $2779.00

Love Mom and Zeppelin

Posted by: Kristi Kennelly on 6/13/2017 at 6:57 pm


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team See Sunshine in the Forecast

June 11, 2017
Today has been a good one. We have been treated to some sun here at 14,000’ Camp. This has allowed us to prep and dry all our gear. There are sunny days on the horizon, we are just waiting to see how strong the winds will be. We are drinking and eating well in hopes of moving up tomorrow or on Tuesday. Fingers crossed! That’s all for now!

RMI Guide Tyler Jones

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Tym, Tyler, and Team,

Looks like some well-deserved sun will end your wait and hopefully allow you to safely reach your goal. Best wishes as you move ahead for this highly anticipated day.  I think I am as excited as you are!  Anxious for your success and for your return to sea level. Thanks for the great pictures and daily updates.

Warriors took the championship tonight with a win over the Cavs. And Satoshi says, $2664.00. 

Love Mom and Zeppelin

Posted by: Kristi Kennelly on 6/12/2017 at 9:03 pm

Babe,

Great news that the sun is out!  Hope that means you will be able to move forward.  Keeping my fingers and my toes crossed for you and the team!!!  Miss you and love you so much!!! 

xoxo
Mo

Posted by: Amanda Gunn on 6/12/2017 at 9:41 am


Denali Expedition: Jones & Team Stretch Their Legs and Lungs

June 10, 2017

Hello from 14 Camp. We had a mix of bagels, cheese and Cheerios with a side of bacon for breakfast. Then we suited up for a walk in calmer and warmer weather than what we have be experiencing lately. Our team climbed to the base of the fixed ropes to clear our minds from tent time. We also were glad to stretch the legs and lungs! Our vibe is lifted for the future. The forecast for tomorrow is looking like new strong wind with snow. The weather could turn the corner early next week. The team is doing every well and poised to go higher soon. 

RMI Guide Tyler Jones & Team

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Hello Tym, Tyler, and Team,

I am ever-hopeful that you get that well-deserved break in the weather, ASAP!!  This delay in your journey has to be difficult. Hang in there!!  Hugs to all.  And…Satoshi says $2998.34.

Love Mom and Zeppelin

Posted by: Kristi Kennelly on 6/11/2017 at 7:37 pm

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