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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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Congrats guys! So proud of you Tyler. Wish I could have been there to greet you.

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Posted by: Karri K on 6/27/2015 at 7:54 am


Mt. Rainier: June 26th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Mike Soucy | June 26, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Four-Day Summit Climb, led by Seth Waterfall and Mike Soucy, reached the summit this morning.  Seth reported a nice day and 10-15 mph winds from the North.  As of 7:38 a.m. the teams began their descent from the crater rim.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Traversing off Disappointment Cleaver on Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Kel Rossiter | June 25, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Elías de Andrés Martos and Kel Rossiter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  As of 7 am both teams were at approximately 13,400’ on their descent.  Elias reported clear skies and sunshine with a slight breeze and a very pleasant day.  The groups will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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Mt. Rainier: June 24th Summit!

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, Tyler Jones, Walter Hailes | June 24, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs and Tyler Jones reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The Teams reported a beautiful day with light winds and great views.  The teams have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.

RMI Guide Walter Hailes and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons team reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier in the early morning via the Emmons Route.  The team returned to Camp Schurman and will spend the remainder of their time on perfecting their mountaineering skills.  They will return to Rainier Basecamp on Thursday afternoon.

Congratulations to Today’s teams!

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Well done Andrew, we are all so so proud of you!! We love you very much. Natalie, Emily, Alexander and Melissa

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Posted by: Melissa on 6/24/2015 at 10:13 am

YAY SHAN!!!!!!!  WOOOHOOOO!!!! You did it!!!  Congrats to you and your team!  Can’t wait for the stories!

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Posted by: Poll on 6/24/2015 at 9:59 am


Mt. Rainier: June 23rd Teams Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Pete Van Deventer | June 23, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guide Brent Okita and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 6:45 am. Brent reported good weather with 25 mph winds. The teams spent about an hour on the summit before beginning their descent at 7:45 am.

An RMI Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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Mt. Rainier: June 22nd Summit

Posted by: JJ Justman | June 22, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide JJ Justman and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached Columbia Crest, the highest point on Mt. Rainier around 7 am this morning. The team is enjoying beautiful weather with 10mph winds. They will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent to Camp Muir. The team will return to Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs on the Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Kel Rossiter | June 21, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Kel Rossiter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning just before 7 am PT.  Casey reported a little breeze and a cloud cap but overall good conditions.  The teams spent an hour in the summit crater and began their descent just after 9 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers and Happy Father’s Day!

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Mt. Rainier: June 20th Update

Posted by: Leon Davis, Mike Soucy | June 20, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

7:45 a.m. - The Four Day Summit Climb, led by Leon Davis and Mike Soucy, crested the summit rim of Mt. Rainier. Leon reported a nice day with light winds. Both teams began their descent just after 9:00 a.m.

An RMI team ascending to the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Yay, Josh! I’m so proud of you.

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Posted by: Ashley on 6/20/2015 at 8:21 am

Congratulations Josh and David! Looks like it was a beautiful morning to be on top! See you at the bottom!

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Posted by: Leah G on 6/20/2015 at 8:19 am


Mt. Rainier: June 19th Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Ben Liken | June 19, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb, led by Seth Waterfall and Ben Liken, reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  Seth reported a fair amount of wind and cool temperatures with clouds hanging around 9,000’.  Both teams began their descent at 7:25 a.m.

An RMI team ascending to the Mount Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: June 18th Update

Posted by: Walter Hailes, Pete Van Deventer, Elias de Andres Martos | June 18, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Mount Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Walter Hailes and Pete Van Deventer, were just reaching the summit at 7:10 a.m.  Walter reported winds of about 20mph, cool temperatures, and they were just below the clouds hanging right above the summit.  Both teams began their descent at 8:15 a.m.

Elias deAndres Martos and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz team checked in and were at 12,600’ working their way to the summit.

An RMI team ascending Mount Rainier as the sun rises. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • An RMI Guide on the Summit of Rainier. RMI Photo Collection
  • 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