Just returned from the mountain. Please enjoy the photos!
Our group of 8 men and women from around the US and the World had a brilliant time. Everyone summited and we had a week of training and equipment and skills review in brilliant weather on a high glacier mountain near Seattle at more than 14,000 feet (4500 metres) high. Please click here to join our next glacier school: www.EverestGlacierSchool.com or www.CascadeGlacierSchool.org . Welcome to the team!!
dan mazur leader of free glacier school. hiking towards another camp
Glacier school team at rest. hoarding board
learning about fixed line. members fixing rope
members learning techniques. team member ready to go for summit
team members going for summit. team members with rope
team member taking rest before our training. team member trekking
training at glacier school with team mates. Wishing happy birthday
getting ready for trek. Mount Rainier
Lena abseils - rappels in to the crevasse. Ram Natarajan Photo. Ania and John placing ice screws. Ram Natarajan Photo. Ania ice climbs while John belays. Ram Natarajan Photo
Team on the summit. John Ghanem Photo. Glacier travel practice in a crevasse field. John Ghanem Photo.
Ram and Ania on the summit. Taylor Cates Photo. Lena at the 3000 metre - 10,000 foot camp. Ania Grochecka Photo
Ania and Lena enjoy crevasse practice. Photo Dan Mazur. Building snow anchors at the crevasse lip. Ram Natarajan Photo
Ania and Ram practice upside down and backward, while Ellie and Lena walk back up. Daniel Mazur Photo. Ania, Lena, Ram and Ellie prepare their harnesses in basecamp. Dan Mazur Photo
Ania enjoys dinner. Ram Natarajan Photo. Ania sipping tea while looking at Mount Adams and clouds far below. Ram Natarajan. Arriving at 3000 metre, 10,000 foot camp. Ania Grochecka photo
Break during night ascent to the summit. Ram Natarajan Photo. Lena prepares to abseil - rappel while Dan looks on. Photo Dan Mazur. Ellie prepares to ascend overhanging ice from the bottom of the crevasse. Ram Natarajan Photo.
Ellie abseils - rapells, Taylor belays. Dan Mazur Photo. Ellie belays, Ram Climbs. Daniel Mazur Photo. Ellie prepares to ascend overhanging ice from the bottom of the crevasse. Ram Natarajan Photo
John abeils - rappels into the crevasse. Ram Natarajan Photo. John Ghanem climbs ice. Ram Natarajan Photo
Ram and Ania selfie on summit morning. Ram Natarajan Photo. Team arrives at the crevasse. John Ghanem Photo
Summit selfie, Lena, Dan, and John. John Ghanem Photo. Sunrise on summit day. Ram Natarajan Photo. Taylor and Ellie on the summit. Ram Natarajan Photo.
Team photo at the crater rim. Ram Natarajan Photo. Team Photo. Dan Mazur.
Team practices putting in ice screws. Daniel Mazur Photo. John trying on mitts in the shop. Daniel Mazur Photo
Gear Hire - Rental is easy and available. What a list! Daniel Mazur Photo. John checks the map in the car park.
Ellie Taylor Ania and Ram checking gear on day 1 of the school. Building anchors with ice screws at the crevasse lip.
Helpful friendly expert staff at the rental shop. Dan Mazur Photo. John in Seattle. Adam Smith Photo.
- Dan Mazur, Leader: Bristol, UK, and Olympia, Washington;
- Ania G.: Lvov, Poland, and Rellevue, Washington;
- Ram N.: Chennai, India, and Dallas, Texas;
- Elena L.: K., Ukraine, and Issaquah, Washington;
- Adam S.: Casper, Wyoming;
- Ellie B.: Corvallis, Oregon;
- Taylor C.: Newcastle, Washington;
- John G.: B., Lebanon. Back to top