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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Turned At Disappointment Cleaver

Posted by: Brent Okita, Zeb Blais | August 31, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,400'

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Zeb Blais lead their Four Day Summit Climb teams to approximately 11,400 on the Disappointment Cleaver route before turning around due to avalanche danger higher on the route.
The teams returned to Camp Muir and will begin their descent to Paradise this morning.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

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Thank you for bringing my husband Dan(and his crew) back safely :-)

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Posted by: Kerri on 8/31/2015 at 4:23 pm

Tom, I hope it was a fun adventure - happy to hear everyone is safe!  Looking forward to hearing all about it.
LB

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Posted by: LB on 8/31/2015 at 1:25 pm


Mt. Baker: Blais & Team Summit!

Posted by: Zeb Blais | August 23, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 10,781'

We reached the Mt. Baker summit at 9 a.m. PST!  Although we had lots of smoke from wildfires, we had clear skies at the top.  Our descent is going well and we will be at the trailhead later today.

RMI Guide Zeb Blais

August 23, 2015 - View taken today from the Mt. Baker summit. Photo: Zeb Blais
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To Grant, Beau, Chet and Phil. summating on aug. 24th…Good Luck…God Speed! Enjoy the view….Safe journey…up and down!..from..Dad/Lance

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Posted by: Lance Morrow on 8/23/2015 at 5:06 pm


Sahale Mountain: Blais & Team Summit

Posted by: Zeb Blais, Robby Young | August 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 8,680'

Hi, this is RMI Guide Zeb Blais and team checking in from Boston Basin, our camp for Sahale Mountain. Earlier this morning we summitted Sahale under perfectly blue skies and low winds. Our team was strong all the way up and all the way down. We are enjoying the sunshine up here in the North Cascades.

View of the Quien Sabe Glacier on Mt. Shuksan from Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: Bridget Schletty

Mt. Rainier: August 15th Teams Reach 12,800’

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Zeb Blais | August 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,800'

RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Zeb Blais guided their Four Day Summit Climb teams to Camp Comfort (12,800 ft) on Mt. Rainier before route conditions forced the teams to turn. The teams are descending to Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing their descent to Paradise. We look forward to welcoming the teams back in Ashford later today.


Mt. Rainier: August 10th Summit

Posted by: Zeb Blais, Pete Van Deventer | August 10, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at about 6:50 am this morning.  The team climbed into a cap with some high winds and a bit of rime. They have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s Teams!

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What an accomplishment:)  Congratulations!!!

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Posted by: Paula Walters on 8/10/2015 at 12:31 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 5th Summit!

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, Zeb Blais, Pete Van Deventer | August 05, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

7:05 a.m. PT
Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Zeb Blais called in after their successful Mount Rainier summit!  The teams ascended the Disappointment Cleaver Route in chilly temperatures, winds about 30 mph, and clear skies. Their ascent took 5 ½ hours. 

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Update 10:33 a.m. PT
Pete Van Deventer called from the Mount Rainier summit!  At 10:20 a.m. the Expedition Skills Seminar team reached the top via the Emmons Glacier Route.  They will spend some time taking in the summit views before descending back to Camp Schurman.  We look forward to congratulating them in person tomorrow when they descend off the mountain.

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Great work, team!  Can’t wait to hear more and see some photos.

XO-Vanessa

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Posted by: Vanessa Fry on 8/5/2015 at 2:27 pm

Congratulations guys! Sure it was awesome :)

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Posted by: Kathy Rubio on 8/5/2015 at 8:00 am


Mt. Rainier: July 14th Teams Summit

Posted by: Walter Hailes, Zeb Blais | July 14, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Walter Hails and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams enjoyed warm, sunny skies on the summit before beginning their descent around 7:30 am. We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Dave Hahn

Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Zeb Blais | June 08, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Zeb Blais led the Five Day Summit Climb June 4 - 8 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The Four Day Summit Climb June 5 - 8 was led by Mike Haugen.  Both teams reached the summit early this morning. They were beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7 am.  Zeb reported pleasant weather with winds from the west.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short time before continuing their descent to Paradise and returning to Ashford.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

RMI Guide Zeb Blais snapped this shot of the Five Day Summit Climb on the summit of Mt. Rainier June 8th.  Photo: Zeb Blais
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Congratulations to all! Te amo mucho Papi!

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Posted by: kathey doll on 6/9/2015 at 7:28 am

Waiting for some picture posts from the Mount Rainier RMI Expedition Team that formed their climb from Ashland on Saturday 6/6, then on Sunday 6/7 training in Paradise,  then to… read more

Posted by: Roxanne Jones on 6/9/2015 at 6:59 am


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

Posted by: Zeb Blais, Eric Frank | May 25, 2015
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Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning just before 8 am PT.  Eric reported clear skies with chilly temperatures and a 20 mph wind.
The teams will enjoy some time on the crater before starting their descent to Camp Muir.  After a brief rest at Camp Muir they will continue down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Congratulations Bridget and Patrick!! Have a safe trip back down!

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Posted by: katie marsh on 5/25/2015 at 11:15 am

Congratulations Bridget and Patrick!! The first of many more adventures for the two of you! Your aunt Barb would be so proud!!

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Posted by: Mom and Dad McLoone on 5/25/2015 at 11:02 am


Mt. Rainier: May 13th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Zeb Blais | May 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Five-Day Muir Summit Climbs, led by Brent Okita and Zeb Blais, turned at the top of Disappointment Cleaver this morning due to weather. Cloud deck is currently at 8,700’.  Both teams left Camp Muir just after 9:00 a.m. PT.  Brent sent some photos as they descended this morning (shown below).

The RMI Mt. Rainier May 13th team crossing a crevasse on the upper mountain. Photo: Brent Okita The Mt. Rainier May 13th team descending from Disappointment Cleaver. Photo: Brent Okita The RMI Mt. Rainier May 13th team take a rest break at Ingraham Flats on their descent. Photo: Brent Okita

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