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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.

On The Map

Aconcagua: Blais & Team Move to Camp 2

RMI Base, this is Alex Barber calling in with the Aconcagua Team. This morning was perfectly clear with light winds. Definitely an appreciated contrast from yesterday’s windstorm at Camp 1. We took full advantage of this clear weather today and pushed up to Camp 2. Everyone on the team did extremely well and now we are sitting tight here at Camp 2 playing cards and eating snack food, and plotting our summit attempt. Tomorrow is just a rest day, so we will check back in with you from Camp 2 sometime tomorrow. Adios.

RMI Guide Alex Barber

RMI Guide Alex Barber calls in from Aconcagua Camp 2.

On The Map

Hi Julian,
We are thinking of you and Stephen. We wish you both the best of luck as you push for the summit. Love Dad and Mum

Posted by: Elizabeth Bannister on 1/10/2015 at 8:33 pm

Aconcagua: Blais and Team Take a Rest Day at Camp 1

Hi, This is Zeb Blais checking in from Camp 1 on Aconcagua.  Yesterday we spent our day hunkered down from the winds. It was a rest day and we ended up gong for a short walk to stretch our legs, other than that we were hiding out from the wind.

(transmission breaks)

January 8, 2015 11:24am PST - Zeb Phoned the RMI Office

All is well at Camp 1, the team will be taking another weather day today as the wind did not die out until later in the day, and then it was too late to make the move to Camp 2.  The forecast looks good for a move to Camp 2 tomorrow, so that is the plan.  All is well and everyone is happy and healthy.

RMI Guide Zeb Blais & Team

Zeb Blais checking in from Camp 1 on Aconcagua.

Aconcagua: Blais & Team Carry to Camp 2 in Windy Conditions

This is Mike with the Aconcagua team. We had a windy day on our carry to Camp 2 today at 18,000ft. We got a late start hoping the winds would die down, but they never really did. We got a little new snow, the wind was blowing in our faces most of the morning. The team did really well. We are looking forward to enjoying a rest day tomorrow. We’ll be tuning in with more information to come. Thanks guys.

RMI Guide Mike King

RMI Guide Mike King calls after their carry to Camp 2.

On The Map

Hola, Stephen, Julain, and Team!  STEEP terrain, by the looks of your photos - hard climbing, especially into the wind - WELL DONE!!  Stay warm, hydrated, and well fuelled. Best wishes for calmer, sunny days ahead.  Love, Barry and Lynne

Posted by: Barry & Lynne Wright on 1/6/2015 at 6:35 pm

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