Entries By win whittaker
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.
July 16, 2014
Posted by: Win Whittaker
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
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!
Posted by: Leonard on 6/27/2014 at 10:52 am