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Mt. Rainier: ALA Climb for Clean Air Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Mike Uchal | July 18, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The American Lung Association Climb for Clean Air, led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Mike Uchal, reached the Mt. Rainier summit early this morning.  They experienced nice weather and 25 mph winds.  After spending some time on the summit, they began their descent back to Camp Muir at 6:30 a.m. 

Congratulations ALA Climbers!

The ALA team hiking up to Camp Muir yesterday. Photo: Win Whittaker July 18th, 2015 - Mount Rainier sunrise on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Win Whittaker July 18th, 2015 - ALA Summit Team! Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: July 17th Update

Posted by: Mike Walter, Leon Davis | July 17, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Summit Climb, led by Mike Walter, and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Paradise, led by Leon Davis, crested the crater rim at 7:06 a.m.  The teams reported a beautiful day with 10 mph winds.  After spending over an hour on the summit, they began their descent.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Ascending Mount Rainier at sunrise.. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King | July 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike King lead their Four Day Summit Climbs to the top of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Brent reported nice conditions with a bit of wind on the summit.
Both teams began their descent from the crater rim a little after 7 am.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams.

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Mt. Rainier: July 15th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Haugen | July 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

On the Disappointment Cleaver route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guides Seth and Solveig Waterfall led their Four Day Summit Climb Teams to the summit this morning. Meanwhile on the Emmons Glacier route of Mt. Rainier, RMI Guide Mike Haugen led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons to the summit this morning. All teams reported light winds and warm temperatures while on the summit. The Four Day Summit Climb teams will descend back to Camp Muir before returning to Paradise this afternoon and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons will descend to Camp Schurman for their final night on the mountain.

Congratulations Climbers!

The Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: July 14th Teams Summit

Posted by: Walter Hailes, Zeb Blais | July 14, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Walter Hails and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams enjoyed warm, sunny skies on the summit before beginning their descent around 7:30 am. We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Dave Hahn

Mt. Rainier: July 13th Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren | July 13, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Jake Beren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The team spent some time on the summit before starting their descent at 9:47am. Jake reported light winds and warm temps at the top of the mountain, with a cloud deck around 11,000’.

Congratulations to today’s team!

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Mt. Rainier: July 12th Summit!

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Sid Pattison | July 12, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer, Sid Pattison and the Moondance Adventures Team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team was walking off the Crater Rim at 8:35 am. Pete & Sid reported light winds and light snow as they moved through the cloud cap at the top of the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s team!


Mt. Rainier: July 11th Teams Summit

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Mike Uchal | July 11, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Mike Uchal reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 5:45 this morning. The teams spend about an hour on the summit before beginning their descent. Tyler reported colder temperatures and breezy conditions on the summit. The teams are currently descending through warmer temperatures and clouds that reach down to around 12,000’. We look forward to seeing the teams when they return to Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

Sunrise on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Bryan Hendrick

Mt. Rainier: July 10th Summit!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Eric Frank | July 10, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Haugen and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Paradise led by RMI Guide Eric Frank reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The teams reported warm weather and a cloud cap on the upper mountain. They are currently descending back to Camp Muir to refuel and repack before continuing down to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI climbers ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier though a cloud cap. Photo: Ed Viesturs
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Mt. Rainier: Kautz Seminar Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | July 09, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz led by RMI Guide Seth Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning via the Kautz route. Seth reported warm, sunny weather on the summit. The team will descend back to camp for their final night on the mountain before returning to Ashford tomorrow.

An RMI climber rappelling the Kautz Ice Chute. Photo: RMI Collection

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • Climbers descending from Camp Comfort back to the top of Disappointment Cleaver.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • Sunrise from Camp Schurman, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike King
  • Approaching the Emmons Glacier. RMI Photo Collection
  • The Lower Castle on the Kautz Route. RMI Photo Collection
  • Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The ALA team hiking up to Camp Muir yesterday. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • July 18th, 2015 - Mount Rainier sunrise on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • July 18th, 2015 - ALA Summit Team! Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Ascending Mount Rainier at sunrise.. Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Sunrise on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • RMI climbers ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier though a cloud cap. Photo: Ed Viesturs
  • An RMI climber rappelling the Kautz Ice Chute. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI climbers celebrating on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Team descending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Guide on the Summit of Rainier. RMI Photo Collection
  • View of Mount Rainier from Paradise. Photo: NPS Webcam
  • Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The RMI July 3rd Four Day Summit Climb team enroute to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Sunrise on the Upper Mountain of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Traversing off Disappointment Cleaver on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection