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Entries By win whittaker


Mt. Rainier: ALA Climb for Clean Air Reaches the Summit!

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!

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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


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams with ALA Team Members Reach the Summit

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!

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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


Mt. Rainier: High Winds Keeps Teams from Reaching Summit

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!

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

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.

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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


Mt. Rainier: Five Day Summit Climb Unable to Make Summit Attempt

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.

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Mt. Rainier: Climb for Clean Air Summits!

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.

Congratulations team!

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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.

-Jason

Posted by: Jason Lathrop on 7/14/2016 at 10:09 am


Mt. Rainier: Low Visibility Turns Teams at 12,500’

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.

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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


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!

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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


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!

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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


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!

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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

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