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Mt. Rainier: Poor Weather Keeps October 1st Team from Reaching the Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Bryan Mazaika spent a stormy night at Camp Muir. They woke very early in the morning to blowing snow and whiteout conditions that forced the team to go back to bed for a few hours. They woke up again for breakfast, and the skies started clearing. The team decided to make the best of the morning and are going for a walk to Ingraham Flats so that they can see the upper mountain. This is the final climb of Mt. Rainier for our 2018 season, they will enjoy this views from the flats before heading back to Paradise.

Congratulations team!

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Mt. Rainier: September 30th Update

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams reached the summit! They topped out at 8:38 am on a pleasant weather day. The teams are currently working their way back to Camp Muir and we look forward to congratulating them this afternoon at Rainier Basecamp.

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#hrmproud. You ladies are amazing!  So happy for all of you, and I’m sure you are all exhilarated!  Way to go beautiful, strong women!

Posted by: Vivienne Saunders on 9/30/2018 at 9:22 pm

Congratulations P and to all the other participants as well! What an unbelievable and unforgettable achievement. Well done, I’m super duper proud of you, goose x

Posted by: Andrea on 9/30/2018 at 9:11 pm


Mt. Rainier: September 29th Teams reach the Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Christina Dale and JT Schmitt reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7:15 am PT today.  Christina reported some wind, but a beautiful day on the mountain.

Congratulations team!

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Annie is my hero! Congratulations to all.

Posted by: Crista on 9/30/2018 at 9:56 am

Way to go Kim and our HRM team!!

Posted by: Joan Esau on 9/30/2018 at 9:33 am


Mt. Rainier: Muir Seminar Teams Reach Summit on Gorgeous Day

After learning cramponing, rope travel, ice axe arrest and crevasse rescue skills, to name a few, the Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir made their summit attempt today.  The teams have been training at Camp Muir since their arrival on Monday. 
RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Adam Knoff lead their teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning on a beautiful, clear and windless day. They will enjoy the views, give hugs and high fives and take a few photos before beginning their descent from the crater rim.  They will return to Camp Muir for their final night on the mountain.  Tomorrow they will descend to Paradise and return to Rainier BaseCamp for a celebration and wrap up of their week together on the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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Congratulations P!  You did it!  So super proud of you!  Yahoo! Glad your on your way back!  Phew! Xoxoxox ❤️❤️

Posted by: Wilson Family on 9/30/2018 at 11:58 am

So proud of our Healthy Role Model climbers!!!!

Posted by: Michelle Fontaine on 9/30/2018 at 9:32 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Turned Back Due to High Winds

The Four Day Climb September 21 - 24 made a valiant effort in their summit attempt of Mt. Rainier this morning.  With cold temperatures and clear skies the teams ascended to 14,100’ before being forced to abort their climb due to high winds.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.  We look forward to greeting them at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon.

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It was still an adventure of a lifetime and I am sure an experience to always remember.  Jamie and Landrum - if this the team that you are with, I can’t wait to see you both. I am proud of both of you for all the time and preparation that you put into this not to mention your pursuit of a dream.

Posted by: M.Watts on 9/26/2018 at 6:32 am

SOOOOO close!!!! I am sure the views were worth every effort. Glad you guys are keeping safe and not risking it all to get to the top! Can’t wait to see pics.

Posted by: Melissa Passero on 9/24/2018 at 10:19 am


Mt. Rainier: Teams Give Their All

Today was a day of weather on Mt. Rainier.  Unfortunately, that weather was not cooperating for the summit climb teams and they were turned back at 8,500’.  Mountaineering has its weather uncertainties- we take what Mother Nature deals to us.  Today was not a day for aces but there will be more days in the mountains. 
A great effort by the team today.

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Mt. Rainier: September 22nd Update

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams were unable to summit due to winds and a high level of precipitation.  They will leave Camp Muir at 10:00 am and return to Rainier Basecamp early this afternoon.

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Aw guys I’m so sorry!! Get down safely! If this gets to Chris - I’ll be at café

Posted by: Caroline Gerhardt on 9/22/2018 at 10:42 am


Mt. Rainier: Okita, King & Seminar Teams Summit on Beautiful Day

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir September 16 - 21 met in Ashford on a very rainy Sunday for their Technical Training day. With a gear check completed and their backpacks full they left Paradise on Monday with clear skies and sunshine.  The team has been at Camp Muir practicing mountaineering skills and enjoying this great weather.  Today they got an early alpine start and made their summit attempt.  RMI Guide Brent Okita reported a beautiful morning with no wind as they reached the crater rim of Mt. Rainier around 8:30 AM PT.  The team will enjoy some time soaking in the views from the summit before starting their descent to Camp Muir.  On mountain training will continue for the group until Friday when they will descend to Paradise and return to Rainier BaseCamp.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: Ascending Teams Abort Summit Climb

Today’s Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, which were headed to Camp Muir for their summit attempt tomorrow morning, aborted their climb at 7,700’.  As they were ascending, the weather continued to deteriorate. After climbing several hours in the storm, the guides made the call to turn the climb and descend back to Paradise.  This afternoon the teams returned safely back to Rainier Basecamp in Ashford.

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Teams Turned Back by Weather

The Four Day Summit Climb September 13 - 16 led by RMI Guides Christina Dale and Chris Ebeling were unable to reach the summit today.  The teams left Camp Muir around 1 AM but poor visibility along with increasing winds and precipitation forced them to turn around at 10,800’.  They returned safely to Camp Muir and will begin their descent to Paradise this morning.  Their climb with conclude this after once they return to Rainier BaseCamp.

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Bummer you all didn’t make it. I was so bummed and upset I had to turn back early. You guys were such a fun group. Hopefully I’ll see you all next year love and we’ll wishes Ryan

Posted by: Ryan Shepeard on 9/16/2018 at 2:58 pm

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