Winter Climbing School
Winter Climbing School
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We practiced crevasse rescue technique with prussics and ascenders in the rock gym. It was good to learn how to handle the ropes and tie all of the necessary knots. Afterward we checked out local wildlife such as seals, seagulls, and jellyfish, and then had a big celebration bonfire.During the night a huge storm blew in and we decided to leave the mountain in high winds. A ranger met us in the car park and escorted us down the road to the main gate, which was locked. Apparently, we were the only people in the park.
6 January -
We awoke early and cooked breakfast in our tents, then set up our harnesses. After lunch we practiced locating avalanche beacons, then learned roped travel techniques. This afternoon a blizzard ensued and we received a lot of snow.
Today our team ventured up to the mountain and set up camp on a ridge high above the glacier. Conditions were excellent, with good dry weather and consolidated snowpack.
4 January -
Today our team met at Winter Glacier Glacier School Headquarters and then went out for a delicious breakfast at a local café. After we that we checked the members gear and our group gear and made a shopping list. Then we drove up to Seattle and did our mountain shopping, renting, hiring, and purchasing everything we needed at Second Ascent, Feathered Friends, and REI. We enjoyed the ambience of Seattle, then returned to our HQ and packed up for tomorrow's journey to the mountain. Everyone is very excited! Back to Top
Tomorrow our www.WinterGlacierSchool.org begins. Everyone is very excited. Yesterday we went up to the mountain to check out conditions. They are excellent. Lots of snow!!
Tomorrow all of the members arrive. Happy New Year and Welcome to the Team!!!
- Akib A. - Bangladesh and Ohio
- Akash N. - Uttarkhand and New Jersey
- Shankar V. - Delhi and Seattle
- John G. - Beirut
- Steve C. - Snohomish
- Don M. - Burien
- Jacque T. - Salt Lake City
- Lindsay G. - Dubai and Virginia
- Andreas C. - Vancouver and Frankfurt
- Ben L. - New Hampshire and Atlanta
- Dan Mazur - Bristol and Olympia Back to Top