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Entries By win whittaker


August 2, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Teams Reach the Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Win reported hazy skies and a light wind.  The teams are on their descent from the summit en route to Camp Muir.  Once at Camp Muir the climbers will repack their gear and continue their descent to Paradise.  Today’s climbers have spent the last several months raising money for The American Lung Association in Washington’s Climb for Clean Air.

Congratulations to the climbers for their efforts of fundraising, training and climbing!

No matter where your highpoint was this morning, congratulations on your great effort and teamwork!!!

Posted by: Frank Yandrasits on 8/2/2015 at 9:09 am


July 18, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: ALA Climb for Clean Air Summit!

The American Lung Association Climb for Clean Air, led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Mike Uchal, reached the Mt. Rainier summit early this morning.  They experienced nice weather and 25 mph winds.  After spending some time on the summit, they began their descent back to Camp Muir at 6:30 a.m. 

Congratulations ALA Climbers!

Go ALA Team & Congratulations!

Posted by: Sue Newby-House on 7/19/2015 at 8:19 am

Thanks RMI for another great ALA climb!  We appreciate your special care and partnership.

Posted by: Joe on 7/18/2015 at 10:02 pm


July 3, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: July 3rd Summit!

RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Casey Grom led the Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Win and Casey reported beautiful weather and a great route. We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

Congratulations to the team, and a special shout out to Charlie Schwartz, our nephew!

Posted by: Vicky Lockwood on 7/3/2015 at 6:34 pm


July 31, 2014

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier:  Teams on Top via Emmons and Disappointment Cleaver Routes

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Garrett Stevens and Win Whittaker reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams reported cool temperatures, winds 20 mph and clear skies.  They began their descent from the summit at 7 am en route to Camp Muir.  They will take a short break there before continuing down to Paradise.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Geoff Schellens also made their summit push today.  Geoff and team were also beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7 am. They will return to Camp Schurman for their final night on the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

Way to go Pete Lynn!  Want to hear all about it.  Tracked all the way up.

Posted by: Bill Adkins on 8/1/2014 at 6:43 pm

Hi Arthur and Owen with team Emmons. Have been following you all the way to the summit (well at least since 6.00am!). That was so awesome to watch. Congrats to the whole team and a special thanks to whoever packed the GPS tracker! Can’t wait to hear all about it. Love M & D

Posted by: Shirley Eigenbrot on 7/31/2014 at 6:05 pm


July 23, 2014

Mt. Rainier: Summit Climbs Unable to Climb Due to Weather

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Geoff Schellens were unable to make a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier due to poor weather.  The teams experienced high winds, hail, rain and lightening overnight, fortunately they remained safely tucked in a Camp Muir.
The teams will start their descent from Camp Muir later this morning and will arrive at Paradise in the early afternoon.

Tyler Reid and the Expedition Skills Seminar Team - Emmons called from Camp Schurman. All is well with the group. They dressed to climb during a small weather window @ 2am this morning but were shut down by hail and lightning. They have around 4 inches of wet snow at Schurman. I estimated about a foot of new up high on the mountain and Tyler says it is probably more.
They are training intermittently today and will head down tomorrow morning.


July 16, 2014

Mt.Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Teams On Top!

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Win Whittaker and the Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Fixmer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams were able to spend an hour on the summit before starting their descent.  At 7:00 am they were approaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver on their descent.  The weather is beautiful with clear skies, warm temperatures and light winds.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

So happy you and the team made this trek!  Looking forward to your stories and photos.

Posted by: Cindy and Ken on 7/16/2014 at 4:24 pm

Great work Rees! Scenery looks stunning. Janet and Murray.

Posted by: Janet Pascoe on 7/16/2014 at 1:54 pm


June 27, 2014

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: June 27th - UPDATE

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by Win Whittaker and Kel Rossiter climbed to Ingraham Flats this morning (11,200’), but due to snow, high winds, and poor visibility they were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier.  The entire team is safely back at Camp Muir and will be starting their descent back to RMI BaseCamp shortly.

Congratulations to today’s Team!

John and Beth - you two are rock stars in my book!  Congratulations on giving it your best shot!!!

Posted by: Jlo on 6/27/2014 at 11:51 am

Chris/Brooke, still a kick butt accomplishment!!!  Can’t wait to see the pictures!

Love, Leonard

Posted by: Leonard on 6/27/2014 at 10:52 am


July 27, 2013

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: July 27th Summit!

The American Lung Association (ALA) Climb for Clean Airs summit climbs led by Win Whittaker and Billy Nugent reached the Mt. Rainier summit this morning! With beautiful weather, the teams took in the views, snapped some photos, and began their descent at 7:30 a.m. After a break at Camp Muir, the teams will celebrate with the ALA in Paradise this evening.

Congratulations to today’s ALA teams!

ALA climbers -  great work! RMI guides - thanks for an awesome climb!

Posted by: JOHN GRANEN on 7/29/2013 at 6:59 am

makes me want to stop smoking!congrats to the team!

Posted by: BILL NUGENT on 7/27/2013 at 10:49 am


July 26, 2013

Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz

Mt. Rainier: July 26th Update

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The teams reported warm temperatures with winds at about 15 mph.  They spent over an hour on the summit enjoying the views before beginning their descent back to Camp Muir.

After a week of Denali Prep training, Mike Haugen and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Kautz team also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning with 100% of their team. They have started their descent and will be back at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.

The American Lung Association Climb for Clean Air is ascending to Camp Muir today with Win Whittaker as their lead guide.  He sent us a photo of the team’s climbing school from yesterday.  What beautiful weather the teams have been climbing in!

Awesome!! Congrats everyone! :)

Posted by: Elise on 7/26/2013 at 11:43 am


July 18, 2013

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit - July 18, 2013!

RMI Guide Win Whittaker and his team of climbers with the Climb for Clean Air in support of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The Four Day Summit Climb July 15 - 18 led by Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit also.  The skies are clear above with warm temperatures.  The teams enjoyed some time on the summit before starting their descent.  The teams will stop at Camp Muir then continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise has enjoyed several days training on the mountain.  Yesterday, the team practice their crevasse rescue techniques (see photo below).  Today they will ascend to Camp Muir for some additional training.  They will make their summit attempt early tomorrow morning.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Great pics - - have a great time and stay safe!  Paul, bring us some terrific stories and great photos.

Paul Edelbrock’s sister-in-law,
Maren

Posted by: Maren Chaloupka on 7/19/2013 at 9:09 am

Go boys GO!!!!
Proud of you all! Keep each other safe and have fun!!!!
Xo,
Muffy

Posted by: Meredith Kanton on 7/18/2013 at 7:47 pm

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