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Entries By walter hailes


Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar Completes Their Training

The May 15 - 20 Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir teams finished up their training at Camp Muir this morning.  With a successful summit climb on Wednesday the teams spent yesterday working on crevasse rescue training.  Today they packed up and left Camp Muir shortly before 11 am headed for Paradise.
We look forward to seeing them later today.

Congratulations to the Seminar Teams!

Clay,
Good luck on the summit today.  Make us proud.
- Josh

Posted by: Josh Wall on 5/21/2016 at 9:39 am

Dave and Shane?  Are you with this group?  Good luck and much stamina for today!

Posted by: George Head on 5/21/2016 at 9:27 am


Mt. Rainier: Muir Seminar Team Reaches Summit!

We made it to the summit! It was a long day involving a lot of new route finding and high winds. The team did great! We are resting and refueling at Camp Muir and will be finishing up the remaining training tomorrow and Friday!

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall, Walter Hailes and Team!

Congratulations to all on your successful summit!  Way to go!

Posted by: Janice Jones on 5/18/2016 at 3:22 pm

Congratulations on reaching the summit!

Posted by: judy mcCrary on 5/18/2016 at 3:16 pm


Mt. Rainier: Muir Seminar Training at Ingraham Flats

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir is enjoying wonderful weather on Mt. Rainier today. The team is spending the day training at Ingraham Flats at 11,200’. Ingraham Flats is a relatively flat section (hence the name) of the Ingraham Glacier that climbing parties often use for a camp when climbing Mt. Rainier. The team will head back to Camp Muir for their second night on the mountain.


Mt. Rainier: Muir Seminar Heads Up

The RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Walter Hailes checked in on their way to Camp Muir today. After climbing through the cloud deck, the team enjoyed blue skies the rest of the way to camp. The seminar teams will spend the rest of the week training at Camp Muir and will make a summit attempt from Camp Muir later in the week.

Can you post more team pictures? Sending awesome thoughts your way!!

Posted by: Sharyn B on 5/18/2016 at 9:59 am

Safety and success in your climb!  Go Bobby!

Posted by: Judy McCrary on 5/17/2016 at 1:35 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 14th Teams Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Walter Hails and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams enjoyed warm, sunny skies on the summit before beginning their descent around 7:30 am. We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!


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

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early today.  Both teams were beginning their descent from the crater rim around 6:30 am.  RMI Guide JJ Justman reported clear skies and warm temperatures. They will make a short stop at Camp Muir before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbs teams!  Happy Independence Day!


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on the Summit!

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Walter Hailes led their Four Day Summit Climb Teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Both teams began their descent from the crater rim shortly after 7 am.  Seth reported clear skies, very little wind and warm temperatures.  Climbers will return to Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing their descent down the Muir Snowfield and to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbs team!

A summit of Rainier, a mountain that seems to taunt me almost daily living in Seattle, has always been a goal. Thanks so much for safely guiding us to the top, Walter, Megan and Nick! You all are an impressive crew.

-Josh

Posted by: Joshua Trujillo on 7/2/2015 at 5:05 pm

Thank you, Walter, Megan, and Nick for helping me complete my fatherly goal of riding the Seattle to Portland bike ride and climbing Mt. Rainier with each of my three kids, Brendan, Patrick, and Brigit!

Posted by: Allen Miller on 7/1/2015 at 6:59 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!

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


Mt. Rainier: June 18th Update

Our Mount Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Walter Hailes and Pete Van Deventer, were just reaching the summit at 7:10 a.m.  Walter reported winds of about 20mph, cool temperatures, and they were just below the clouds hanging right above the summit.  Both teams began their descent at 8:15 a.m.

Elias deAndres Martos and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team checked in and were at 12,600’ working their way to the summit.

Joseph…you never cease to amaze me!Love You, Mom

Posted by: Kathy Dougherty on 6/19/2015 at 7:33 am


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

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos & the Five Day Summit Climb Team led by Walter Hailes reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams climbed well with good conditions.  As of 10:30 am PT both teams had descended back to Camp Muir.  They will continue down to Paradise and then return to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

Congratulations to all of the teams on this climb.  Still training for mine either next year or the year after. 

Posted by: Kevin Stone on 6/1/2015 at 4:23 pm

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