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Mt. Rainier: August 10th Summit

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!

What an accomplishment:)  Congratulations!!!

Posted by: Paula Walters on 8/10/2015 at 1:31 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 5th Summit!

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.

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

XO-Vanessa

Posted by: Vanessa Fry on 8/5/2015 at 3:27 pm

Congratulations guys! Sure it was awesome :)

Posted by: Kathy Rubio on 8/5/2015 at 9:00 am


Mt. Rainier: July 14th Teams Summit

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!


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

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!

Congratulations to all! Te amo mucho Papi!

Posted by: kathey doll on 6/9/2015 at 8:28 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 Camp Muir on Monday 6/8, and to the summit on Tuesday 6/9…...Hope all is Splendor for you each!!!!

Posted by: Roxanne Jones on 6/9/2015 at 7:59 am


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

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!

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

Posted by: katie marsh on 5/25/2015 at 12:15 pm

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

Posted by: Mom and Dad McLoone on 5/25/2015 at 12:02 pm


Mt. Rainier: May 13th Update

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).


Aconcagua: Blais & Team Return to Mendoza

The last few days have been a whirlwind.  Just three days ago we stood on the top of Aconcagua, the highest peak outside of Asia.
We pushed hard to get down to the land of thick air, fresh food and running water. Last night we celebrated at our last camp of the expedition with a huge feast of carne asada, fresh tomato salad a little vino tinto and everyone’s stories and jokes.

Tonight we’re really back in civilization. Freshly showered and dressed up, we’re headed to sample some of Mendoza’s renowned cuisine.
For now we’ll leave you with a shot from the summit. Cheers!

RMI Guide Zeb Blais and team

Congratulations to the entire team!

Posted by: Christine on 1/15/2015 at 9:35 pm


Aconcagua: Blais & Team Summit!

January 12, 2015, 1:30 PM PT
This is Zeb Blais checking in from high camp with a jubilant summit team. Today we topped out on Aconcagua at 2 PM in adverse weather conditions. We fought through a small snowstorm to get to the top and spent a brief time taking pictures on the summit before descending back down to camp where we are now hydrating, resting and preparing to head back to base camp tomorrow. Thanks for checking in.

January 12, 2015, 9:20 AM PT

RMI Guide Zeb Blais just called from the Aconcagua summit!  The team did well and they will check back in from high camp.

Congratulations to the team!


RMI Guide Zeb Blais calls in from high camp after their successful summit.

On The Map

Just phoned RMI and the team is down theountain and will be in Mendosa today or tomorrow! Wow- the trip down is certainly faster than the trip up! Just thought I would post this update for those who are wondering what happened to our team!

Posted by: PKW on 1/15/2015 at 8:50 am

Haven’t had an update in many days. Are you all partying it up in base camp now?

Posted by: Kim Wright on 1/15/2015 at 7:42 am


Aconcagua: Blais & Team at High Camp

RMI Base, this is Alex Barber calling in with RMI’s Aconcagua team. Today we moved to Camp 3 and are in place for our summit bid tomorrow morning. The team did a great job today battling the cold winds into our high camp of 19,600 feet. The team is settled in and we’re preparing ourselves for the summit push. Hopefully our next dispatch will be a call from the summit of the highest peak outside of the Himalaya. We will talk to you guys tomorrow. Bye.

RMI Guide Alex Barber


RMI Guide Alex Barber calls in from High Camp.

On The Map

Way to go Adrienne!  Can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back. 

Shannon & Pat

Posted by: Shannon O'Boyle on 1/12/2015 at 10:18 am

Crush it!

We’re all rooting for you back here in Vancouver =)
Nick, Andrea, Julia, Emily and Kai

Posted by: Nick Grabovac on 1/12/2015 at 9:06 am


Aconcagua: Blais & Team Check In from Camp 2

Buenes dias. This is the Aconcagua team checking in from Camp 2, aka Guanacos Camp. After moving from Camp 1 to Camp 2 yesterday, today was perfect conditions for an acclimatization hike toward Camp 3. We are planning on moving to Camp 3 tomorrow to take advantage of the favorable weather forecast. We’ll update after the move. Adios until then.

RMI Guide Zeb Blais and Team


RMI Guide Zeb Blais calls in from Camp 2.

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