Entries By win whittaker
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
August 2, 2015
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
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
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 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
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
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.