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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climbs Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Jake Beren | July 09, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Jake Beren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams reported clear skies, light winds and pleasant temperatures. They began their descent from the crater rim after 7 a.m. PT.  The teams will return to Camp Muir (10,060’) for a short break and then continue down to Paradise (5,400’) this afternoon.

RMI Guide Kel Rossiter and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons team called from Camp Schurman.  They reported good conditions and great weather. The team made their summit attempt today and reached 13,500’ but decided to call that their high point and return to camp.  The team will spend tonight on the mountain with some additional time for training.  They will break camp tomorrow morning, descend to the trail head and return to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford in the late afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s climbing teams!

The sunrise on July 9, 2013 as seen from Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker  Climbers on the Four Day Summit Climb July 6-9, 2013 en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: July 3, 2013 SUMMIT!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Solveig Waterfall | July 03, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Five Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Andres Marin reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Win Whittaker had a great climb but were unable to reach the summit.  The teams reported clear skies, some light winds, and pleasant temperatures.The teams are on their way to Camp Muir and will be back at Rainier Basecamp to celebrate this afternoon.

After a successful summit yesterday and a week of training the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons will be returning to Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!



Mt. Rainier: June 25th Update

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Win Whittaker | June 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,500'

The Five Day Summit Climbs June 21 - 25 led by Seth Waterfall and Win Whittaker were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The teams climbed to 10,500’ before deciding to turn around due to snow conditions and high winds. 

The Five Day Kautz Climb led by Adam Knoff moved up to their High Camp at the western edge of the Turtle snowfield between 9,400’ - 10,500’ yesterday.  They will spend today training at the Castle. 

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by Billy Nugent arrived at Inter Glacier yesterday afternoon.  They will be moving to Camp Schurman today.

RMI Emmons climber hiking out to training area.  Photo: RMI Collection An RMI Team camped at the Lower Castle on the Kautz Route.  Photo:  Eric Frank The Four Day Summit Climb June 21 - 25 ready to start their descent from Camp Muir.  Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: June 22, 2013 Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Walter Hailes, JJ Justman, Win Whittaker | June 22, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams Led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Walter Hailes called as they reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:59am this morning.  The teams have clear weather with light winds, but cold temperatures.  They spent some time on the summit before starting their descent back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

RMI Guide JJ Justman’s team was awarded with a beautiful day of climbing up to Camp Muir. The team is keeping their fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow morning!

Today's ascending summit climb headed to Camp Muir. Photo: JJ Justman
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Mt. Rainier: August 8th Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Pete Van Deventer | August 08, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: Summit

Our Four and Five Day Summit Climb Teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Win Whittaker reported clear skies above 7000’ and winds at about 40mph.  They have started their descent and are now en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

August 8th Sunrise on Mt. Rainier Photo: Win Whittaker RMI Team on upper Mountain Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: August 6th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, JJ Justman, Win Whittaker | August 06, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Billy Nugent led the Four Day Summit Climb August 3 - 6 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reached the summit crater around 7:20 a.m. and reported light winds and good conditions.  The Five Day Summit Climb August 2 - 6 led by Gabriel Barral was also on top.  Both teams began their descent just after 8 a.m. 

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons will be moving to their high camp (Camp Schurman 9,440’) today.  They will continue their training this afternoon and ready for their summit attempt tomorrow morning. 

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

The ascending Mt. Rainier team today on the Muir Snowfield. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: August 5th Update

Posted by: Mike Haugen, JJ Justman, Win Whittaker | August 05, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb led by Mike Haugen reached the summit in hot weather and no wind.  The team departed the crater rim at 8 a.m. Once the team is at Camp Muir, they will regroup and continue their descent to Paradise.

JJ Justman and his Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons are driving to White River to begin their four days on the Camp Schurman/Emmons Route.

Beautiful views for the Mt. Rainier Mountaineering School. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: July 28th Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | July 28, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Seth Waterfall topped Mt. Rainier in very calm winds and beautiful skies.  The teams checked in at 7:15 a.m. and had already began their descent from the crater rim. With the cloud layer just below Paradise, they have been enjoying the view since sunrise and the weather should stay in their favor as the sun continues to shine upon them.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Today's team enjoying the view from Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall Mt. Adams from the top of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Win Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: July 20th Update!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Pete Van Deventer | July 20, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Pete Van Deventer were unable to make their summit attempt due to lightening strikes and rain throughout the night.  The teams stayed safely tucked in at Camp Muir.  They will begin their descent to Paradise later this morning.

The weather at Camp Muir today.  Photo: Win Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: American Lung Association School Day

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Pete Van Deventer | July 18, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

The American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air team had a beautiful day in the snow above Paradise.  They learned some important skills to help them reach their goal of reaching the Mt. Rainier summit and also had a lot of fun.


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