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Mt. Rainier: July 6th Update

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Pete Van Deventer | July 06, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Four-Day and Five-Day Summit Climbs reached the summit early this morning.  The teams reported winds and a small cap forming, as they started their descent the winds have calmed and it is a beautiful morning.

View of Mount Rainier from Paradise. Photo: NPS Webcam
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Congrats Bob and Theo!  So totally impressed!

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Posted by: Maureen on 7/6/2015 at 2:04 pm

Great adventure Matt.  Proud of you

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Posted by: Georgia on 7/6/2015 at 1:54 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 5th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita | July 05, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  Brent reported a great climbing and a beautiful day. 

Congratulations to Today’s Team!


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Walter Hailes, JJ Justman | July 04, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early today.  Both teams were beginning their descent from the crater rim around 6:30 am.  RMI Guide JJ Justman reported clear skies and warm temperatures. They will make a short stop at Camp Muir before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbs teams!  Happy Independence Day!

Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall

Mt. Rainier: July 3rd Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Casey Grom | July 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Casey Grom led the Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. Win and Casey reported beautiful weather and a great route. We look forward to seeing the teams back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

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
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Congratulations to the team, and a special shout out to Charlie Schwartz, our nephew!

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Posted by: Vicky Lockwood on 7/3/2015 at 5:34 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs & Emmons Seminar Climbers on Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank, Solveig Waterfall, Kel Rossiter | July 02, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams enjoyed clear blue skies and warm temperatures.  RMI Guide Kel Rossiter led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons to the summit via the Emmons Glacier route.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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Congratulations to 313 AS Climbing! Great job Rob and team!  The team raised over $10,000 for the Seattle Childrens Hospital Uncompensated Fund!

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Posted by: Rex Luzader on 7/3/2015 at 1:44 pm


Mt. Rainier: Climbing Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Pete Van Deventer | July 01, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning under clear skies, with warm temperatures and a light breeze.  The teams enjoyed some time on the summit before starting their descent from the crater rim just after 7 am PST. 

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz led by RMI Guide Geoff Schellens made a sunset climb last night and reached the crater with 100% of their team.

All three teams will descend to Paradise today and return to Ashford to conclude their programs.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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That’s brilliant! Cameron, Connor, John and Patrick… Congratulations!! What an adventure. I can’t wait to hear the amazing tale.

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Posted by: Debbie on 7/1/2015 at 3:39 pm

Congrats, Chuck and all the climbers!

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Posted by: Ross on 7/1/2015 at 3:09 pm


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

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Walter Hailes | June 30, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Walter Hailes led their Four Day Summit Climb Teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Both teams began their descent from the crater rim shortly after 7 am.  Seth reported clear skies, very little wind and warm temperatures.  Climbers will return to Camp Muir to rest and repack before continuing their descent down the Muir Snowfield and to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbs team!

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A summit of Rainier, a mountain that seems to taunt me almost daily living in Seattle, has always been a goal. Thanks so much for safely guiding us to the… read more

Posted by: Joshua Trujillo on 7/2/2015 at 4:05 pm

Thank you, Walter, Megan, and Nick for helping me complete my fatherly goal of riding the Seattle to Portland bike ride and climbing Mt. Rainier with each of my three… read more

Posted by: Allen Miller on 7/1/2015 at 5:59 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Teams Unable to Summit

Posted by: JJ Justman, Tyler Jones | June 29, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The lightning storm prevented the Four and Five Day Summit Climb teams from reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  RMI Guide JJ Justman reported that the teams turned at 11,400’ to seek shelter at Camp Muir.
Their plan is to descend from Camp Muir around 8:30 am PST.  We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp later this morning.

 

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I was watching the blinking light up on the mountain hoping every one would make it back to climb another day.  I had gone to the mountain in hopes to… read more

Posted by: Brian on 6/29/2015 at 7:42 pm

Hey guys, I woke up about 12:30 to the sound of thunder at the Bunkhouse. I sat on the picnic table and watched the light show while hoping you would… read more

Posted by: kelly gaddis on 6/29/2015 at 12:26 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit on Top with 100% of Team

Posted by: Brent Okita | June 28, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Brent Okita and all of his climbing team were descending from the Mt. Rainier’s crater rim at 6:33 am PST.  Brent reported good conditions with some high clouds and winds 15-20 mph.  The team will return to Camp Muir, repack and then continue their descent to Paradise.
We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to the entire Summit Climb team!

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Thanks to our guides Brent, Nick, and Blake for all your hard work and kindness. I had a great time, and I know the rest of the team did as… read more

Posted by: eric benz on 6/30/2015 at 6:57 am

Thank you Brent, for wonderful memories, stories to share and a safe return.

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Posted by: Kelly Gaddiss on 6/29/2015 at 12:30 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 27th Teams Summit

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Solveig Waterfall | June 27, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. While on the summit, the teams enjoyed light winds and high clouds. The teams will return to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations Climbers!

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Hey Jeff, congrats on reaching your goal! Safe trip back for all!
Love Mom and Dad

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Posted by: Joanne on 6/28/2015 at 3:55 pm

Yea Andrew, Danielle and team! Send photos.

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Posted by: PopPop LeClair on 6/28/2015 at 3:13 am


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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • 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
  • An RMI Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • An RMI team ascending to the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • An RMI team ascending to the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • An RMI team ascending Mount Rainier as the sun rises. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall at Camp Muir after her 100th Mt. Rainier summit! Photo: Peter Whittaker
  • An RMI team taking a break in the crater after reaching the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
  • Looking down on Camp Schurman from the Emmons Glacier. RMI Photo Colleciton
  • Traverse to the Emmons Shoulder on Mount Rainier, Washington. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI team on top of Mt. Rainier, Washington. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Mount Rainier summit team standing on the crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • RMI Guide Zeb Blais snapped this shot of the Five Day Summit Climb on the summit of Mt. Rainier June 8th.  Photo: Zeb Blais
  • Mount Rainier summit crater from Columbia Crest, highest point in Washington. Photo: RMI Collection
  • 9,000' Camp on Mt. McKinley. RMI Photo Collection
  • Sunrise on Mount Rainier, Washington. Photo: JJ Justman
  • RMI Climbers approaching the crater rim of Mt. Rainier, WA. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • An RMI Team on the Upper Mountain. Photo: Casey Grom
  • An RMI team on their Mount Rainier summit bid. Photo: JJ Justman