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9/3 3-Day Muir Climb: Summit Success!

AAI Lead Guide Jangbu Sherpa just checked in from Camp Muir after a successful climb this morning!

8/24 9-Day complete!

Here’s a photo of almost the entire 8/24 9-Day course standing on the summit of Mt Rainier this morning as we wrapped up a successful climb!

Thanks for following our cybercast!

Paul Koubek

8/24 9-Day Ready for Summit

The 8/24 9-Day course moved from Camp Muir to Ingraham Flats today, after spending the morning reviewing crevasse rescue skills. Weather looks good for tonight’s summit bid, and we are resting and getting ready. The team is well.

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8/24 9-Day moves to Camp Muir

The 8/24 9-Day course left Seattle, drove to Paradise and hiked up to Camp Muir today. All was executed in excellent style and it took the group 4.75 hours to hike the 4,300’ from Paradise to Muir – a good time, not too slow. Bodes well for our summit bid… Stay tuned and keep following our Cybercast.

It has been cloudy all day, but very little precip, so not bad. I’ll attach a current photo of Camp Muir – we’re in the clouds!

Paul Koubek

8/18 13-Day Course Concludes

We are wrapping up our 13 Day Course, with our grand finale in Boston Basin. This is one of my personal favorite Alpine climbing venues in the North Cascades. Our crew thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful views and variety of weather. Here’s some pics for your viewing pleasure.




Very much enjoyed this expedition. Very well structured to ameliorate jet lag and altitude issues. Very high quality. Very much enjoyed this expedition.


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