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Mt. Rainier: Five Day Summit Climb Team on Top!

The Five Day Summit Climb July 7 - 11, 2016 led by RMI Guide Nick Hunt reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The team reached Camp Muir on Saturday and enjoyed their time on the mountain before making their summit attempt this morning.  Conditions were very nice this morning on the upper mountain.  A cloud deck sits below Camp Muir around 9,000’.  Today’s team will return to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise and Rainier BaseCamp where they were complete their program with a team celebration.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

Yay!! Huge congrats to Gregg, Kacey, Ron, Brad, and Ryan for reaching the summit on your second attempt! Wish I could’ve been with you this time around. So proud of my fellow Portland State U alumni!!

Posted by: Charlotte W. on 7/12/2016 at 2:19 am


Mt. Rainier: Team on the Summit!

RMI Guide Tyler Reid and the Four Day Summit Climb Team was approaching Mt. Rainier’s crater rim shortly before 7:00 am this morning.  Tyler reported great conditions with a cloud deck below them around 9,000’ feet.
We hope they are enjoying the views!

Way to make it to the summit, Oregon 5!!

Posted by: Becky Condon on 7/12/2016 at 10:02 am


Mt. Rainier: July 10th Update

RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and the Four Summit Climb team were unable to summit this morning. They encountered avalanche hazard that forced them to turn at 12,500.’ They began their decent at 7:05 this morning and should be back at Rainier Basecamp early this afternoon.

What is the outlook for Tues and Wed? No summits the past 3 days.

Posted by: Jamie Adams on 7/10/2016 at 11:49 am


Mt. Rainier: July 9th Update

Due to avalanche hazard, the summit climb teams, led by Brent Okita and Mike Uchal, were unable to summit Mt. Rainier this morning. Both teams topped out at 12,800,’ and are headed back down to Camp Muir. 

We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Unable to Reach Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Katrina Bloemsma was unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Due to overnight rain the team was unable to leave Camp Muir for their summit attempt. The weather improved enough this morning for the team to climb up to Ingraham Flats at 11,200’ to climb a bit and experience the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. The team left Camp Muir at 10:45 a.m. to make their descent back to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford early this afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: Paradise Seminar Completes Their Week on the Mountain

The Mt. Rainier Expedition Skills Seminar has spent the last six days training along the Paradise Glacier and moved to Camp Muir yesterday.  The team, led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent, went to bed hoping for a break in the precipitation.  The guides checked the weather through the early morning hours with no such luck of weather cooperation.  Although a summit did not come to fruition, the team walked up to Ingraham Flats and will descend from the mountain later this afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: July 7th Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team climbed in and out of the clouds this morning and were able to spend a short time on top. They have started their descent and will be back at Rainier Basecamp in Ashford early this afternoon.
Congratulations to today’s teams!

Great ascend fantastic experience responsible safe and enjoyable climb to the top, unsurprisingly spectacular crevice formations just below the summit, memorable experience Thank you Zeb, Tyler , JT Schmitt, Chris, Jordan, Steve for all fabulous work!

Posted by: Lauro Urbina on 7/9/2016 at 10:45 am

Congrats. I hope it was amazing.

Posted by: Mark Steranka on 7/8/2016 at 8:06 am


Mt. Rainier: July 6th Summit on Emmons Route!

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons team led by RMI Guide Mike King reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Route early this morning.  Mike reported clear skies an great climbing. The team will be descending back to Camp Schurman and spend the remainder of the week training before returning to Rainier Basecamp Thursday afternoon.

Congratulations to the Emmons Team!

Wow folks!! Great job!!!  Happy that it was a successful climb, and all are set for a safe return!!  Rebecca, so proud of you for reaching your goals!!!  Whoot Whoot!!!

Posted by: Kim Dean on 7/6/2016 at 6:08 pm

Way to go everyone! Special shout out to Rebecca! So proud of you!!!!

Posted by: Mary Louzan on 7/6/2016 at 4:45 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 6th Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Jake Beren and Paul Rachele reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Jake reported a “super beautiful” day with light winds, and a cloud layer at about 8,000’. The teams have started their descent and will be back at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Christina, I meant. Thanks!

Posted by: David Basinger on 7/7/2016 at 9:12 pm

Paul, Kristina, Jessi, Jake’s team,

Grateful for your expertise in guiding us to the top. Quite a 50th Birthday for Scott! Happy Birthday again Jen! Congrats to all of team “B” (we deserve an A).

Posted by: David Basinger on 7/7/2016 at 9:01 pm


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

RMI Guide Geoff Schellens led the Four Day Summit Climb team to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. While on the summit, Geoff reported cold and windy weather with clear skies. The team began their descent around 7:30 a.m. and will return to Ashford later this afternoon.

Way to climb!

Thanks so much Geoff, Nikki, and Blake, and the rest of the team. Matt and I had a blast climbing with you all. Best of luck to everyone on your next mountain adventure!

M+M

Posted by: Meredith on 7/7/2016 at 12:44 pm

Thanks Geoff, Nikki and Blake. This was a great climb and an excellent experience overall :)

Posted by: Balaji on 7/6/2016 at 10:49 am

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