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Entries from Mount Rainier


August 16, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: August 16th Summit!

RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb reached Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier and in Washington State this morning. Brent reported gorgeous weather and an improved route. The team will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent to Camp Muir. At Camp Muir the team will rest and repack before continuing their descent. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

Way to go! So excited for you!!!

Posted by: Paige on 8/16/2015 at 11:56 am

Great achievement !  Come to Colorado- w have 54 fourteeners!
Go Craig!

Posted by: Beth on 8/16/2015 at 11:13 am


August 15, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: August 15th Teams Reach 12,800’

RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Zeb Blais guided their Four Day Summit Climb teams to Camp Comfort (12,800 ft) on Mt. Rainier before route conditions forced the teams to turn. The teams are descending to Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing their descent to Paradise. We look forward to welcoming the teams back in Ashford later today.


August 14, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: August 14th Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Jake Beren and Lindsay Mann reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Jake reported cloudy, smoky skies, light to moderate winds, and mild temperatures. The teams left the summit just before 8 am to start their descent to Camp Muir. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!


August 13, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: Emmons Seminar Unable to Summit

RMI Guide Eric Frank and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning due to route conditions. The team climbed to 10,800’ before being forced to turn around. Despite being unable to summit, Eric and the team enjoyed and incredible meteor shower in the early hours of the morning.

The team is back at Camp Schurman and plans to spend the rest of the day doing crevasse rescue and ice climbing training around camp. Tomorrow the team will descend from Camp Schurman. We look forward to greeting them in Ashford tomorrow afternoon.


August 13, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: August 13th Teams Reach Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Leon Davis stood on the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Mike reported great weather with no clouds and light winds. The teams began their descent at 7:45 am. We look forward to seeing everyone back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!


August 12, 2015

Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz

Mt. Rainier: August 12th Update

The Mount Rainier Four and Five Day Summit Climbs, led by Kel Rossiter and Ben Liken, reached about 12,300 feet before thunder and lightning forced the team to turn.  The team is safely back at Camp Muir and began their descent to Paradise at 9:00 a.m.  The skies are currently hazy with a fair amount of smoke in the skies from various wildfires in eastern part of Washington.  Geoff Schellens and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz turned from their summit attempt yesterday at 13,300 feet.  They will finish their day of training and be back at RMI Basecamp later this afternoon.  The RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons, led by Eric Frank, checked in from camp this morning.  Their team is doing well, training today, and preparing for their summit bid in the morning.


August 11, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: August 11th Summit!

RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb team were walking onto Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington State, at 7:05 am this morning.  The team climbed into a light cloud cap, but otherwise had calm weather. They are now en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

We are watching you all. Have a great time.

Posted by: Brian on 8/11/2015 at 1:06 pm

Congratulations Bobby and Team Members so proud of you all !!!

Posted by: Jenny on 8/11/2015 at 9:41 am


August 10, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: August 10th Summit

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at about 6:50 am this morning.  The team climbed into a cap with some high winds and a bit of rime. They have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s Teams!

What an accomplishment:)  Congratulations!!!

Posted by: Paula Walters on 8/10/2015 at 1:31 pm


August 9, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: August 9th Summit!

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Walter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  Mike reported broken clouds in the valley and clear skies above Paradise with light winds from the southwest. The team has started their descent and are now en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s team!

What an accomplishment! Congratulations!!!

Posted by: Paula N Walters on 8/9/2015 at 11:44 am


August 8, 2015

Four Day Summit Climb

Mt. Rainier: August 8th Summit!

RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Eric Frank led their Four Day Summit Climbs to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Billy reported lots of climbers on the route and light winds. The teams are enjoying some time on the summit before beginning their descent. We look forward to seeing the teams in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

One of the highlights of my life, for sure. Thanks to the RMI team for the positive experience and seamless operation.

Posted by: Dan Colavito on 8/11/2015 at 12:12 pm

Awesome!! Hope it was all you dreamed of team!!!

Posted by: Gretchen on 8/8/2015 at 3:29 pm

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