Entries from Mount Rainier
July 24, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb July 21 - 24 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:30 am led by RMI Guide Dave Hahn. The team enjoyed blue skies and good visibility from the crater rim. They will descend complete today and return to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon to complete their program.
July 24, 2017
RMI Guide Andy Bond and the Five Day Summit Climb July 20 - 24 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 6:30 am. Andy reported warm temperatures and sunny skies. The teams will return to Camp Muir and continue their descent to Paradise.
Congratulations to today’s Five Day Summit Climb team!
So glad to see the team reached the summit today. Special congrats to son Dave Skofstad. What a way to celebrate your birthday tomorrow! The kids just left and made something for you.
Posted by: Charlotte Skofstad on 7/24/2017 at 4:27 pm
So proud of my big brother Randy DeBoer. I am over 10 years younger and with my back and knees struggle to hike to the mailbox! You are a stud big brother!
Posted by: Roger DeBoer on 7/24/2017 at 11:19 am
July 23, 2017
The Four Day Summit Climb July 20 - 23 led by RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer, Megan Budge and Alex Halliday reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The team reported good climbing conditions and moderate temperatures and a beautiful morning on the mountain.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team!
July 22, 2017
Congratulations to today’s climbers!
I did the 4-Day Rainier Climb in 2012 with guides Lindsey Mann and Casey Grom. They were great guides and provided our team with an enjoyable experience.
This year, I brought eight friends with me to again do the 4-Day Rainier Climb, with RMI Guides Kel Rossiter, Taylor Bickford, and Lucas Haaland. Again, RMI provided us with 3 more amazing guides. The climb was awesome and everyone - both guides and clients - had an great time! It was so much fun!
For those thinking about climbing Rainier, here’s my advice: use a guide service (RMI has the some of the world’s best climbers as guides, puts a high premium on safety, and is reasonably priced), train & prepare for the climb, listen to your guides, tip your guides well, and have an awesome experience!
Posted by: Kelly Steele on 7/24/2017 at 8:37 pm
Wow. Our guides were out-of-this-world amazing—Mike, Pete and Bryan made sure our group felt comfortable, prepared and were safe throughout the experience. I would, hands down, recommend RMI to ANYONE looking to get into mountaineering. My family had an incredible experience because of them. Thank you RMI and a special thank you to Mike, Pete and Bryan for helping us make it to the summit and back!
Posted by: Lindsey Effner on 7/24/2017 at 9:59 am
July 21, 2017
The July 18 - 21 Four Day Summit Climb Teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. RMI Guide Jess Matthews reported 20-25 mph winds and a sunny and beautiful day on the mountain. At 9:30 am the teams were descending from the crater rim on their return to Camp Muir.
We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!
Well done! Congratulations James!! We are all so excited for you!
Posted by: M LeDuke on 7/21/2017 at 11:04 am
Congratulations! Glad to hear they made it!!
Posted by: Sarah Belter on 7/21/2017 at 9:58 am
July 20, 2017
RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Jake Beren led their Four Day Summit Climb July 17 - 20 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Tyler reported windy and cold temperatures but good climbing conditions. The teams were starting their descent from the crater rim just before 9 am.
Congratulations to today’ Summit Climb team!
July 19, 2017
At 7:45 this morning, RMI Guide Dave Hahn radioed as he and his team crested the Mt. Rainier crater rim. He reported a 10 mph breeze from the Southwest and a great day to be on Washington’s highest point. His team as well as RMI Guide Christina Dale’s team began their descent to Camp Muir at 9:00 a.m.
We knew they could do it!
Posted by: MaryAnn on 7/19/2017 at 6:22 pm
Can hardly wait to give hugs and hear all about it!!!! So proud of my boys Andrew & Brent!!!!
Posted by: TARA Heinz on 7/19/2017 at 4:51 pm
July 18, 2017
Posted by: Mike Uchal
Today’s Five Day Mount Rainier Climb, led by RMI Guide Mike Uchal, reached the summit in cold, clear, and windy conditions. The views were spectacular and the team is currently on their descent back to Camp Muir. We look forward to congratulating them back at Rainier Basecamp later this afternoon.
Congrats to the whole team! I felt lucky to have great guides, and I’m coming back next year in July. July is my favorite month.
Posted by: Yvonne Young on 7/20/2017 at 8:01 pm
I was blown away - literally and figuratively - by this experience. Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement. Our entire team pulled together - all 9 climbers and 3 guides - to make this an event of a lifetime for everyone on the hill. I feel a special closeness to each and every one of them. Who wants to do it again?!? Sign me up!
Posted by: Mary Ann Peterson on 7/20/2017 at 9:00 am
July 18, 2017
Posted by: Mike Haugen
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by RMI Guide Mike Haugen, was 100% successful to the summit this morning! After topping out at 8:00 a.m., the team was able to enjoy over an hour taking in the views before starting their descent at 9:30 a.m.
Is the climb completed now?
Posted by: Diana Repanich on 7/18/2017 at 5:03 pm
Way to go Jim and Will!
Posted by: Lynne Dugaw on 7/18/2017 at 3:49 pm
July 17, 2017
Posted by: Pete Van Deventer
The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer Reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Pete reported a clear skies and light winds. The team has started their descent and are en route to Camp Muir.
Congratulations to today’s team!
Congratulations Cory and Tim. So happy for you guys.
Love, Tina, Dan, and kids.
Posted by: Tina on 7/18/2017 at 8:27 am