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Mt Rainier: May 15th Update

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Ben Liken reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver before winds and weather forced them to turn. Tyler reported several inches of fresh snow on the upper mountain. The team is back at Camp Muir and will be starting their descent to Paradise shortly.

Congratulations to today’s Team!


Mt. Rainier: May 14th - Summit!

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Kel Rossiter Reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team reported moderate winds of 20 – 30 MPH and a bit of light Snow.  The team was able to spend a brief amount of time on the Crater Rim before starting their descent.  The team is en route to Camp Muir and will be back at Ashford Basecamp this afternoon.

Today also marks the 200th Summit of Mt. Rainier for our lead Guide Casey Grom. Casey has been a guide with RMI Expeditions for over ten years, and has successfully reached the top of many peaks all over the world including Mt. Everest.  Congratulations to Casey on a very successful climbing career, we look forward to sharing many more summits with you!

Congratulations to the team and to the guide for his superior performance on such a grueling mountain.  Climbing it one time is a dream of mine. 

Posted by: Kevin Stone on 5/16/2016 at 11:44 am

Congrats! Just curious, were ladders required or put in place over crevasses?

Posted by: Amanda on 5/15/2016 at 12:21 pm


Mt. Rainier: First Summit Climb of the Season Reaches Columbia Crest

RMI Guides Brent Okita & Seth Waterfall led their teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Brent radioed in at 7 am from Columbia Crest reporting great conditions and a beautiful day for the first summit of the 2016 season.  Both teams left the crater rim around 7:30 am en route to Camp Muir.  They will repack and continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Five Day Summit Climb Teams!

I just taught Jess how to watch your progress!  We are cheering you guys on, Scott!  love Pfab

Posted by: Pfab on 5/13/2016 at 12:45 pm


Mt. Rainier: The Winter Seminar Reaches 13,000’

The Winter Seminar aborted their summit attempt this morning.  At 13,000’ the team came upon a crevasse making that elevation their high point. RMI Guide Brent Okita reported that winds were about 30-35 mph and some blue skies were peeking through cloud layers above and below them on the mountain.
The guides said everyone on the team did an amazing job and all are safely back at Camp Muir enjoying some hot drinks. Once the team refuels, they are going to do some more training before calling it a day.

RMI Guides Brent Okita and Elias de Andres Martos

Way to go Jason!

Posted by: Brian on 4/15/2016 at 8:22 am

I’m so proud of you JoshuaBlu! I can’t wait to hear all about this trip!

Posted by: Melinda on 4/15/2016 at 7:54 am


Mt. Rainier: The Winter Seminar Enjoy Spectacular Views to Camp Muir

The April 10th Winter Seminar had a beautiful day on the Muir Snowfield. The strong crew made their way up to Camp Muir taking in the Cascades and surrounding views. The team, being led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Elias de Andres Martos, checked in this morning. The winds during the night at Camp Muir had some strong gusts but are currently tapering off. The team checked in via radio while having breakfast and getting ready for a day of training.

WoW !!!! What an amazing landscape !!!! Hope you’ll be able to climb up to the summit :)

Posted by: Marika, Philipe, Rémy & Mayla on 4/13/2016 at 3:23 pm


Mt. Rainier: The Winter Seminar Trains at Camp Muir in Between Winter Storms

The first Expedition Skill Seminar - Winter gathered in Ashford on Sunday for a day of technical training and gear checks.  With large packs and a daunting weather forecast the team headed for Paradise as soon as the park gate opened.  The team camped above Paradise for their first night out with better than expected weather.  After breakfast the following morning the team broke camp and made the ascent to Camp Muir. They have spent the remaining days training at 10,000’.  Unfortunately the weather forecast did become accurate and the team experienced a full winter storm on Mt. Rainier which prevented them from climbing higher than Camp Muir.

The seminar wraps up tomorrow. We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp tomorrow afternoon.

I’m sure the storm was pretty wild because the wind was whipping in Royal City and the pass was getting pretty heavy snow!  So the other day I went flying around the mountain to see how much snow she got.  She was getting getting wind whipped pretty had and has a pretty good pack.  Let me know if you want to see pictures!

Posted by: Paul Davies on 3/18/2016 at 7:33 am


Mt. Rainier: September 27th Summit!

The Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and JJ Justman reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  Brent reported a beautiful day with clear skies and great climbing.  The team will spend some time on the summit enjoying the views before starting their descent. 

Congratulations to today’s team, what a great way to finish the 2015 Mt. Rainier climbing season!

I couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone and especially Caleb and Brent. True professionals in every sense. Thank you for the unforgettable experience.

Posted by: Jed on 9/29/2015 at 11:43 pm

Congratulations Kevin, a major accomplishment. I’m sure the view from the “top of the world was worth the climb”! Safe travels back home to you family. I hope to see you soon to hear all about it.

Posted by: Scott L. Robik on 9/28/2015 at 11:20 am


Mt. Rainier: Muir Seminar Wraps Up Week on the Mountain

The final Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir of the 2015 climbing season is wrapping up their final day on Mt. Rainier. Yesterday, the Seminar led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Billy Nugent made a summit attempt. The teams reached 13,300’ before increasing winds and deteriorating weather conditions prompted their descent. Today the teams are descending from Camp Muir to wrap up their week of climbing and training. We look forward to welcoming all of the climbers at Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford this afternoon.

Sorry you did not make it to the Summit.  We hope the experience was still worth the challenge!
Good job to all the climbers!

Posted by: Beth n Tyler on 9/26/2015 at 7:23 pm

An amazing feat, inspiring and beautiful.  Congratulations on your ambitious drive!

Posted by: E J FIsher on 9/26/2015 at 8:37 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Turn at Disappointment Cleaver

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Nick Hunt were turned around at the top of Disappointment Cleaver this morning due to route conditions.  The teams descended to Paradise and will be returning to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Boy, Disappointment Cleaver is sure living up to its moniker this month! Still, a great experience. Safe trek back down everyone.

Posted by: Everett Moran on 9/22/2015 at 8:48 am


Mt. Rainier: September 20th Update

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Leon Davis reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver on Mt. Rainier before route conditions forced the team to descend. Leon and the team descended back to Camp Muir to rest and pack up. At 8:45 am the team left Camp Muir to begin their descent to Paradise. We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

I am so disappointed for you. Sorry after all the hard work and attempts that you were not able to stand on the top.

Posted by: Rick on 9/20/2015 at 12:59 pm

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