Posts for Mount Rainier

Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Reaches 12,300’

Posted by: Brent Okita, Seth Waterfall, Elias de Andres Martos, Ben Liken | April 16, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter reached 12,300 feet on Mt. Rainier before being dead-ended by a crevasse. Despite the crevasse, the team has been enjoying excellent weather on the upper mountain. The team will descend back to Camp Muir for the night where they will continue their skills training.

The Winter Seminar team enjoys the sunrise on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita Sunrise on Mt. Rainier with Little Tahoma. Photo: Brent Okita The Winter Seminar Team taking a rest break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita

Mt. Rainier: Winter Seminar Enjoying Post Storm Sun

Posted by: Brent Okita, Seth Waterfall, Elias de Andres Martos, Ben Liken | April 15, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 6,200'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Seth Waterfall spent yesterday training on the lower slopes of Mt. Rainier. The team experienced stormy conditions with 5 - 6 inches of new snow overnight and some mild wind.

Today, the team is breaking camp and making their way uphill towards Camp Muir where they will continue their technical training. While breaking camp, the team enjoyed bluebird skies and beautiful mountain views.

The view of Mt. Rainier after the storm earlier this week. Photo: Brent Okita
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Enjoy the climb. I was there on the same type climb with Brent and Elias in April of 2012. Lots to learn. Have fun. I am headed to the Alaska… read more

Posted by: John Newland on 4/16/2015 at 9:35 am


Mt. Rainier: Seth & Solveig Waterfall Led the First 2015 Ski Program

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | April 03, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 6,400'

Hi this is Seth. Solveig Waterfall and I just wrapped up the first RMI ski trip of the Spring season here on Rainier. We had a great five-day trip with a really fun group. We based out of the Paradise area for our days on the mountain and were treated to some of the best ski conditions of the season. this was our ‘Intro to Ski Touring’ course and as the name implies we spent the majority of the time focusing on the necessary skills to plan and execute several days of backcountry skiing.

We had a clear day to establish our camp followed by two days of precipitation with steadily cooling temperatures. This resulted in fantastic powder-skiing conditions with really good snow stability. The final day was cool but the skies were mostly clear and we were able to get break our camp and some more good skiing. The team was great, the laughs and smiles were non-stop and the days flew by.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

Rainier Intro to Ski course- Beautiful day heading up hill. Photo: Seth Waterfall Great conditions for the Mt. Rainier Intro to Ski course. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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solveig and seth are great leaders; awesome time
great snow and memories

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Posted by: jmac on 4/12/2015 at 3:59 am

Seth & Solveig,
Great story about your backcountry course. Good luck with more of those and good on you both.

Cheers, Joe & Dianne

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Posted by: joe Griffith on 4/4/2015 at 10:45 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team Reaches Summit

Posted by: Casey Grom | September 28, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Casey Grom reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team was able to spend about an hour enjoying the views from the crater of Mt. Rainier.  They began their descent around 8:30 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!

The view from Paradise September 28, 2014.  Photo: NPS Camera

Mt. Rainier: September 27th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | September 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14, 410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team climbed in fresh snow deposited by the most recent storm, and enjoyed clear skies and light winds.  The team has started their descent and are en-route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to Today’s Team!

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I’m so proud of you Ryan - going after and accomplishing your dreams and crossing an item off of your bucket list - can’t wait to give you a big… read more

Posted by: Mark Polin on 9/27/2014 at 10:44 am


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

Posted by: Casey Grom, Geoff Schellens | September 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams for September 19 - 22 led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Geoff Schellens reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning just before 7 am PT.  Casey reported a change in the weather with increasing winds as the teams approached the crater rim.  Both teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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AWESOME! So proud Patrick, John and Joseph!

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Posted by: Darlene Halloran on 9/22/2014 at 11:46 am


Mt. Rainier: September 21st Summit

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Pete Van Deventer | September 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier shortly after 7 a.m. The team spent about 90 minutes on the summit enjoying light winds and clear skies before beginning their descent to Camp Muir. Once back at Camp Muir, the team will rest and re-fuel before continuing their descent. We look forward to greeting them in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulation’s Climbers!

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Congratulations.  We’ll done.  We are sitting in a bar in Moscow with Putin, he wishes he could be with you guys.  Dad

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Posted by: Donald Norris on 9/21/2014 at 10:48 am

I’m so proud of you all!! What an accomplishment! I can’t wait to hear all of the details.

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Posted by: Rina Norris on 9/21/2014 at 10:07 am


Mt. Rainier: September 20th Update

Posted by: Billy Nugent | September 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Summit!  The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent, reached the top with crystal-blue skies all around. The team began their descent at 8:20 a.m. from the crater rim.

Congratulations!

Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Rainier: Camp Muir Seminar Summits!

Posted by: Brent Okita, JJ Justman | September 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Today, RMI Guides Brent Okita and JJ Justman led their teams to the summit of Mount Rainier!  With a looming forecast of a change in our glorious weather, the guides decided today was the day!  They crested the crater rim around 7:40 a.m. and spent an hour on the summit before a cloud cap started to form and they began their descent.  The team is currently on the last stretch between Ingraham Flats (11,200’) and Camp Muir (10,000’) where they will celebrate and rest for the night.  The seminar has two more days to gain additional training before they end their week on Mount Rainier.

Congratulations to the teams!!!

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
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Jeff and the entire team congratulations on a great job.  We are sitting Ina bar in Moscow and everybody is cheering you on.  Mom and Dad

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Posted by: Donald Norris on 9/20/2014 at 6:18 am

Congratulations Marc!!!  We are so proud of you!  What an accomplishment!
Love you, Susan, Cameron, Sydney & Lucy

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Posted by: Susan on 9/19/2014 at 4:23 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach Summit

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Tyler Reid | September 14, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Geoff Schellens led their teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Both teams reported great route conditions and a beautiful day.  The teams began their descent from Mt. Rainier’s crater rim shortly before 8 am.  They will return to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Four & Five Day Summit Climb teams!

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Well done Mike.  What a great accomplishment!

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Posted by: Mum and Dad on 9/14/2014 at 4:03 pm

Congrats Jason and team!  We are so happy to hear about your success.  Look forward to celebrating when you get back.

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Posted by: Nikki & drew on 9/14/2014 at 9:45 am


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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • The Winter Seminar team enjoys the sunrise on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Sunrise on Mt. Rainier with Little Tahoma. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Winter Seminar Team taking a rest break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The view of Mt. Rainier after the storm earlier this week. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Rainier Intro to Ski course- Beautiful day heading up hill. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Great conditions for the Mt. Rainier Intro to Ski course. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • 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