Entries from Mount Rainier
June 22, 2021
Posted by: Avery Parrinello
The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at around 8am this morning. RMI Guide Avery Parrinello repoted a beautiful day of climb, and the route through the Kautz Ice Chute was in great shape. The Team has started their descent and will spend another day training and practicing alpine expedition skills to prepare for future climbs like Denali or Aconcagua.
Congratulations to today's team!
Posted by: Nancy Roof on 6/22/2021 at 11:28 am
Congrats all! Especially josh! So excited for you!!
Posted by: Annie on 6/22/2021 at 11:25 am
June 21, 2021
The Five Day Climb teams led by RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Dan Windham reached the summit of Mt. Rainier last night. Pete reported great route conditions and a beautiful day on the mountain. The teams are now back to Camp Muir and will be descending to Paradise later this morning.
Congratulations to today's climbers!
Congratulations to Joanna and the rest of the team! Way to rock it!
Posted by: Bethany on 6/21/2021 at 12:43 pm
Congratulations!! I bet it was spectacular!!
Posted by: Amy on 6/21/2021 at 8:43 am
June 19, 2021
RMI Teams led by Casey Grom and Jenny Konway reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Scattered clouds and cold temperatures was the report from the upper mountain. The teams are navigating their way down Disappointment Cleaver and will return to Camp Muir. After a quick break, they will repack their gear and continue their descent to Paradise.
Congratulations to today's climbers!
Congratulations BB and DA!!
Posted by: Jonnyoro on 6/19/2021 at 1:34 pm
You did it! Congratulations!
Posted by: Jennifer MacArtney on 6/19/2021 at 9:55 am
June 18, 2021
The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Taylor Bickford and Joe Hoch, reached the summit! They reported nice route conditions but windy and cold temps this morning. The teams are currently on their descent back to Camp Muir and we look forward to congratulating them this afternoon.
My son climbed today with this group. So proud that he fullfilled one of his dreams. Great job see you this afternoon!! Dad and I love you. Thanks to the great leadership for the team.
Posted by: Nancy Hanson on 6/19/2021 at 5:46 am
Congrats! Say hi to Lindsay Boo Kibler .
Posted by: Steve Kibler on 6/18/2021 at 2:52 pm
June 17, 2021
After several days of high winds and unstable snow conditions, the RMI Teams were greeted with light winds, clear skies and good route conditions. RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer, Dan Windham and their Four Day Climb teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier shortly after 7 am today. The teams enjoyed some time in the crater getting all the photo ops before descending from the crater rim.
Congratulations to today's teams!
Go Lindsay Kibler and team congratulations!
Posted by: James Newman on 6/18/2021 at 8:29 am
Congrats! Say hi to Lindsay Boo Kibler
Posted by: Steve Kibler on 6/17/2021 at 1:35 pm
June 16, 2021
Posted by: Pepper Dee
The Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons left Camp Schurman early this morning heading out for their summit attempt on Mt. Rainer. Due to unstable snow, the team turned at 11,300’ feet. They are heading back to camp where they will spend the remainder of their time on the mountain practicing the alpine mountaineering skills they have been learning all week. The team will descend from Camp Schurman tomorrow afternoon.
June 16, 2021
The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Christina Dale and Dominic Cifelli turned at the top of Disappointment Cleaver early this morning. The team had clear skies above, but due to recent winter-like storms, route conditions on the upper mountian are unstable. The team is in route to Camp Muir and will be descending back to Paradise in the early afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s team!
June 15, 2021
RMI Guides Walter Hailes and Avery Parrinello led the Five Day Climb to Ingraham Flats, 11,200', this morning. High winds overnight at Camp Muir had prevented the teams getting an alpine start and thus they were unable to make a summit attempt. Winds at Camp Muir averaged between 40 - 80 mph with gusts as high as 93 mph around 9 pm.
Once the winds subsided later in the morning the teams roped up and traveled to Ingraham Flats to check out the conditions and see a bit of the route. They will return to Camp Muir and descend to Paradise later this morning.
June 12, 2021
The Mt. Rainier Climb, led by RMI Guides JM Gorum and Dan Windham, had high winds and new snow at Camp Muir last night. These conditions kept the team hunkered down at Camp Muir. Both teams began their descent back to Paradise at 8:00 a.m.
June 11, 2021
The Four Day Climb June 8 - 11 led by RMI Guides Walter Hailes and Dominic Cifelli were unable to make their summit attempt this morning. Strong winds and blowing snow made for unsafe climbing conditions and kept the team hunkered down at Camp Muir over night. The telemetry from Camp Muir shows wind averages ranging from mid 20 to mid 60 mph over night with gusts up to 79 mph. When the group radioed the office this morning they were experiencing estimated 50 mph winds. The team will be descending from Camp Muir today and return to Rainier BaseCamp. Unfortunately, today was not their day to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier.
Next time boys!
Posted by: Brandon Sprout on 6/11/2021 at 9:54 pm