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Mt. Rainier: Climbs Unable to Summit due to weather

Posted by: Mike Walter, Zeb Blais | August 13, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,500'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Zeb Blais were unable to summit Mt. Rainier this morning, poor weather forced the groups to turn around at the bottom of Disappointment Cleaver.  The teams tried to wait out the weather and left Camp Muir later than normal but the ran and wet snow still forced them to abort their summit attempt of Mt. Rainier.  The teams will begin their descent from Camp Muir around 8:30 am en route to Paradise.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Geoff Schellens was unable to make their summit attempt today due to poor weather conditions.

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Mt. Rainier: August 3rd Summit

Posted by: Zeb Blais | August 03, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Zeb Blais and the Four Day Summit Climb reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Zeb reported light winds while on the summit.  The team departed the crater rim around 7:30 am and is making their descent to Camp Muir where they will pack up before continuing their descent.  We look forward to seeing the team in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!


Mt. Rainier: July 30th Summit

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Zeb Blais | July 30, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier earlier this morning.  The team has descended safely to Camp Muir where they will pack up before continuing their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to greeting the teams when they arrive in Ashford later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Team Remain at Camp Muir

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais | July 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Zeb Blais and Jake Beren were unable to make a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier this morning due to weather conditions.  Jake reported steady winds of 50 mph overnight with gusts to 70 mph.  As of 7:30 am conditions had improved slightly with decreased winds and partial clearing.  Snow accumulation at Muir was estimated at 6-10 inches.

The teams will depart Camp Muir around 9:15 en route to Paradise and then continue down to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford.


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach Summit!

Posted by: Lindsay Fixmer, Zeb Blais | July 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Zeb Blais and Lindsay Fixmer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams experienced very high winds upon approaching the crater rim.  The team enjoyed some time on top before starting their descent around 7 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Mt. Rainier: July 10th Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais, Walter Hailes | July 10, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The RMI Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Jake Beren and Zeb Blais reached the top of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  At 7:15 the teams were descending Disappointment Cleaver en route back to Camp Muir.  The teams are doing well and enjoying the blue skies and calm weather.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Walter Hailes reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning via the Emmons Glacier route.  The team has descended to Camp Schurman where they will spend the night before returning to Ashford tomorrow.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

A RMI Team practicing rope travel on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker Snow School on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker Learning basic mountaineering techniques on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker The view of Mt. Rainier and the Emmons Glacier from Sunrise. Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
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Mt. Rainier: July 5th Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais | July 05, 2014
Categories:
Elevation: 14,410'

Today‚Äôs Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Jake Beren and Zeb Blais, reached the top around 6 a.m.  The guides reported steady winds at 15 mph and overcast skies.  Both teams are back at Camp Muir and will continue their descent shortly.

Congratulations to the summit climbers!

Mt. Rainier climbers at sunrise. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Rainier: June 26th Summit

Posted by: Mike Soucy, Zeb Blais, JJ Justman | June 26, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb of Mt. Rainier led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Mike Soucy stood on top of Columbia Crest this morning.  JJ reported that the teams were in and out of a cloud cap all morning but enjoyed light winds and pleasant conditions on the summit.  The teams will descend to Camp Muir where they will pack up and refuel before making their way to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  They enjoyed a light breeze while on the summit.  The team will descend back to high camp for the night and will return to Ashford tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

An RMI rope team on their ascent of Mt. Rainier, WA this morning.  Photo: JJ Justman RMI climbers on their descent of Mt. Rainier, WA this morning. Photo: JJ Justman
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Mt. Rainier: June 21st Update

Posted by: Kel Rossiter, Zeb Blais | June 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 7:20 a.m. PT the Mount Rainier Four Day Summit Climbs led by Kel Rossiter and Zeb Blais were just about to crest the crater rim. They reported 10 mph winds from the north and perfectly blue skies. 

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

RMI Guide Kel Rossiter cresting the Mt. Rainier crater rim. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Zeb Blais | June 16, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by Casey Grom and the Five Day Summit Climb Team led by Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 8:00 am PT.  The teams reported clear skies and good climbing conditions with some chilly temperatures.  They were able to enjoy some time on top today and began their descent around 9:20 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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