Entries By win whittaker
July 25, 2019
RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Josh McDowell lead their teams of American Lung Association Climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Win reported light winds and a fabulous day on the mountain. Congratulations to today’s climbers for their efforts in fundraising and supporting the ALA and for all their hardwork training for this climb!
A special congratulations to Josh McDowell, today’s summit is his 100th summit of Mt. Rainier!
Congratulations Climb For Clean Air (CFCA) Climb Group #3 for the awesome accomplishment. We hare so proud of you all and happy we got the opportunity to train with you.
Posted by: Tideworks Mountaineers on 7/26/2019 at 10:07 am
Congrats to all! Great work, team!
Posted by: Daniel on 7/25/2019 at 5:33 pm
July 18, 2019
The above photo is from the team above Paradise on July 16 for their Mountaineering Day School.
See you at Paradise with Rainier! Hugs to all!
Posted by: Candace Weisser on 7/18/2019 at 9:32 am
Sending prayers for safe climb and return to base camp.
Posted by: Marilee Adams on 7/18/2019 at 8:08 am
June 27, 2019
The American Lung Association’s Climb For Clean Air Team made a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier early today before low visibility and poor weather forced the team to turn. This team was led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and JT Schmitt. Each team member commits a year to training and raising funds to support the American Lung Association’s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The team is currently at Camp Muir and will be heading back to Rainier Basecamp for an afternoon celebration.
Congratulations to Today’s Team!
Awesome job CFCA Mt. Rainier Climb Group #1! Thanks for letting Dylan and I join in on your descent from Pebble Creek! Y’all are so inspiring dealing with that insane weather!
Posted by: Leesha on 6/27/2019 at 7:31 pm
Well done CFCA Team! Weather is always a crap shoot! Better to be safe to climb another day! Glad your safe!
Posted by: Julie on 6/27/2019 at 6:23 pm
July 19, 2018
The Four Day Summit Climb Led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Hannah McGowan reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Win reported cooler temperatures and winds of 20 - 25 mph. This team spends all year training together and raising funds for the American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air. Funds raised by participants supports the American Lung Association’s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Congratulations to today’s Climb for Clean Air Team!
Way to go team ALA! Whoot Whoot. What a fabulous accomplishment and such a great reminder of the importance of every little thing we do for the sake of clean air. Thank you for all your efforts that will benefit our shared planet.
Posted by: Janet Sterk on 7/19/2018 at 5:47 pm
We are so proud of you. The pictures are amazing! Congrats on your team. Love and prayers for a safe climb to the summit!!!
Posted by: Raquel Martinez and Twins on 7/19/2018 at 5:46 pm
June 28, 2018
RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Andy Bond led their ALA Climbing Teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Win reported cold and windy conditions which means the teams won’t stay on the summit for long. They will be returning to Camp Muir for a quick stop before continuing their descent to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s ALA Climbers!
Still so happy for you, Frosty! I hope the afterglow of a safe and successful summit is still lingering for you.
Posted by: Sarah Brown on 6/29/2018 at 5:01 pm
Amy and team YOU DID IT!!!!
Cheers, from Duluth, MN
(We toasted you at Bent Paddle tonight at the REI Women and the Outdoors event in Duluth)
Posted by: Deanna on 6/28/2018 at 6:04 pm
July 13, 2017
Today’s Four Day ALA Summit Climb was unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier due to high winds. RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Solveig Waterfall made the tough decision to turn the team around at 13,700’ as winds continued to increase. The team is descending to Camp Muir where they will repack their gear and continue down to Paradise.
Thank you to all the ALA Climbers for their hard work and dedication to the cause!
June 29, 2017
RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Paul Rachele lead their teams of ALA Climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Win reported light winds, mild temperatures and an overall beautiful day. The teams began their descent from the crater rim shortly before 7 am. They will return to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.
We look forward to celebrating with them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.
Congratulations Pat Doring and team! What a tremendous accomplishment!
Posted by: Maureen and Greg Beaton on 6/30/2017 at 6:53 am
Way to go Pat Doring. Congratulations to you and the whole team.
Posted by: Marybeth Casey on 6/30/2017 at 3:54 am
June 15, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb June 12 - 15 led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Paul Rachele enjoyed a nice hike to Camp Muir yesterday after completing their Climbing School the day prior. This morning, however, the weather prevented the teams from making a summit attempt on Mt. Rainier. Win reported high winds and precipitation in the form of snow. The teams will descend from Camp Muir and return to Ashford this afternoon.
July 14, 2016
Led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Leon Davis, American Lung Association and their Climb for Clean Air reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team enjoyed sunny skies and gorgeous views from the summit. We look forward to seeing the climbers in Ashford when their return from their descent this afternoon.
I don’t know if I have the right team. Saying hello to Joi and everyone else.
Posted by: Jette roberts on 7/15/2016 at 3:26 am
Great work, Team! What an amazing achievement after a year of training. Congrats to everyone of you and I look forward to future climbs with you.
Posted by: Jason Lathrop on 7/14/2016 at 10:09 am
June 23, 2016
The American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air led by RMI Guide Win Whittaker and the Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Uchal were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams decided to call 12,500 ft. their high point today due to high winds and low visibility. The teams descended back to Camp Muir for some extra rest. Later this morning the teams will pack up and make their descent back to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them back in Ashford later today.
Great work but unfortunate for today’s conditions. Everyone did a great job this year training!
Posted by: Jason Lathrop on 6/23/2016 at 11:21 am
Great job guys- impressed you made it that far! Sasha says “I love you daddy- see you soon!”
Posted by: Diane and Sasha on 6/23/2016 at 10:58 am