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Thursday, July 10, 2008

8 days

Completed my first stint on an Alpine Ascents Rainier mountaineering school - 8 days chock full of instructing clients on the basics of mountaineering: winter camping, back country cooking, crevasse rescue, ice climbing, cramponing, map & compass orientation, avalanche awareness and much, much more... very different than a 3-day guided climb to the summit. I had a great time and learned a lot about teaching from head guide Brien Sheedy. We had a great group of clients who were eager to learn, even if it meant standing around in an ice crevasse in a heavy drizzle or pitching camp in the rain. Fortunately come summit day the weather improved and we got six of the seven students to the top - good times!

8-day Rainier Mountaineering School Jul 2-8 2008
SUMMIT DAY, LIBERTY CAP IN THE BACKGROUND

More 8-Day Mountaineering School pics

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Anonymous Diane said...

I'm so glad you're back to doing what you love and earning the "bucks" at the same time!

3:01 PM  

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