We bid adieu to our Operations Manager and Lead Guide, Rob Gowler as well as our Intern Erin Pollock and Guide Joey McBrayer (his third expedition this season) for the 6/27 Gowler Expedition. They had a one day weather delay but were able to practice their skills here in town so they will be right on schedule when they hit the glacier later this morning.
|The final West Buttress team of the season: Guide Rob Gowler, Anastasia, Ian, Amy, Duncan, Intern Erin Pollock, Ed and kneeling in front, Ed's son Tim and Guide Joey McBrayer.|
|Lead Guide Gowler is all smiles to get out of the office and into the big hills for the next 20 days.|
|Loading the food bags up...each team member will carry group gear such as food, fuel and tents.|
|Amy does her last minute packing and put her hair in braids for the next 20 days.|
|Big Foot Tim is about to make friends with his boots.|
|Anastasia laces up.|