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Mt. Rainier: September 8th Summit!

Posted by: JJ Justman, Zeb Blais | September 08, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Summit Climbs teams, led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Zeb Blais, reached the crater rim at at 7:00 a.m.  JJ reported strong winds with 40-50 mph gusts and cold temperatures.  Both teams began their descent to Camp Muir at 8:00 a.m.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir is currently ascending to Camp Muir to spend the week training and topping their week off with a summit bid.

Ascending to Cathedral Gap on Mount Rainier. Photo: Casey Grom
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Mike Walter, Tyler Reid | September 07, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Tyler Reid reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The teams enjoyed some time on the summit on what Tyler Reid described as a “beautiful day”.  They began their descent from the crater rim just before 8 am and will return to Camp Muir for a short break and then continue down to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: September 6th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Elias de Andres Martos | September 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit of Mt. Rainier Early this morning.  Brent Okita reported that it was the most beautiful day of the year, with zero wind.  A great day for climbing!

Congratulations to Today’s Team!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on Top!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Lindsay Mann | September 05, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Lindsay Mann reached the crater rim of Mt. Rainier around 7:30 am.  Billy reported clear, cold and breezy conditions overnight, now the winds have calmed, the sun is shining and they are enjoying the views. They will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams.

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Enjoying Views from the Summit

Posted by: JJ Justman, Zeb Blais | September 04, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI’s Four Day Summit Climb teams September 1 - 4, 2014 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 7:30 am.  RMI Guide JJ Justman reported great views from the summit with calm winds and a very nice day.  The teams were able to spend some time on the summit enjoying the views and crossing the crater to Columbia Crest.  The teams began their descent around 8:30 and will return to Camp Muir before continuing down to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climb taking a rest break on Mt. Rainier during their summit attempt on September 4th.  Photo: JJ Justman
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Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Lindsay Fixmer | September 03, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Today’s Mount Rainier summit climb teams, led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Lindsay Fixmer, are currently on the top! Temperatures were on the colder side and winds were brisk but no clouds from 9,500’ to the summit.  The teams are starting their descent soon and will be back to Paradise this afternoon.

Mount Rainier summit climb above the clouds at sunrise. Photo: JJ Justman
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So happy for you James! What a beautiful mountain and accomplishment.

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Posted by: Cindy beavon on 9/3/2014 at 9:24 am

Wow!  What a stunning accomplishment Tim and team!  Congratulations on reaching the top and on every courageous step it took to get there!  We love you.  Mom & Dad.

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Posted by: Craig & Sandra Hill on 9/3/2014 at 9:00 am


Mt. Rainier: September 2nd Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Geoff Schellens | September 02, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita radioed from the Mount Rainier summit! He reported fairly warm temperatures, sunny skies with winds 5-20 mph and gusts to 45 mph. At 8:15 a.m., the team left the summit and started their descent back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

View of Mt. Adams from high break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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Mt. Rainier: September 1st Update

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Pete Van Deventer | September 01, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Summit!  The Mount Rainier Summit Climb, led by Adam Knoff and Pete Van Deventer, reached the top this morning and began their descent just before 8:00 a.m.  There were some gusty winds and clear skies. We just received an update from Adam Knoff that the team is leaving Ingraham Flats and will be back to Camp Muir in about an hour.

Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: August 31st Summit!

Posted by: Dave Hahn | August 31, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Dave Hahn and the Mount Rainier summit climb team reached the summit in clear, calm and chilly conditions. The team spent some time on top marveling in the views and then began their descent at 9:25 a.m.  After a successful summit yesterday, the Five-Day Muir Summit Climb team, led by Jake Beren, is on their way down from Camp Muir.  We look forward to congratulating the teams in Ashford this afternoon!

Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
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Mt. Rainier: August 30th Teams Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Jake Beren | August 30, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Four- and Five- Day Summit Climbs, led by Billy Nugent and Jake Beren respectively, reached the summit this morning!  It was a cold day on top with winds steady between 10-15 mph.  The teams are doing well as they descend through a cloud cap hovering on the mountain top.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

RMI climbers on Mt. Rainier's upper mountain ascending through fog. Photo: Ed Viesturs

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • Asada being cooked by an Arrearo on an RMI Aconcagua Expedition.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • The view from Paradise September 28, 2014.  Photo: NPS Camera
  • Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI Guide and team ascending Mount Rainier just after daybreak. Photo: JJ Justman
  • A cloud cap begins to form on Mount Rainier. Photo: Mount Rainier webcam
  • Early Morning at Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Expeditions Skills Seminar - Muir team members training earlier this week on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Casey Grom
  • The entire Expeditions Skills Seminar - Muir on the summit of Mt. Rainier, September 11, 2014.  Photo: Casey Grom
  • Ascending to Cathedral Gap on Mount Rainier. Photo: Casey Grom
  • The Four Day Summit Climb taking a rest break on Mt. Rainier during their summit attempt on September 4th.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • Mount Rainier summit climb above the clouds at sunrise. Photo: JJ Justman
  • View of Mt. Adams from high break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • RMI climbers on Mt. Rainier's upper mountain ascending through fog. Photo: Ed Viesturs
  • The Kautz Seminar practicing crevasse school on Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • The ridge below Castle Rocks, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Sunset on the Kautz Seminar, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Sunrise on Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • RMI Guide Zach Lovell and team ascending Mount Rainier just after daybreak. Photo: JJ Justman
  • RMI climbers on the approach to the Mt. Rainier summit. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • An RMI team ascending to the Mt. Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • An RMI team on the upper section of Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Four Day Summit Climb August 12 - 15 led by JJ Justman ascends to Camp Muir on August 14th, Mt. Rainier, Washington.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • Four Day Summit Climb August 12 - 15, 2014 on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • An RMI Team descending from the summit of Mt.Rainier in early August.  Photo: Mike Walter