Monday, July 18, 2011

7/16-17 Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Workshop

The guides from this past weekend's Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Workshop returned late last night from the Matanuska Glacier and are unpacking gear and debriefing today. This was a two-day introductory workshop that provides instruction on climbing techniques and safety systems necessary for safe glacier travel. The workshop covers knots, harnesses, cramponing, self-arrest positions, building protection and anchors, fixed-line ascension, and crevasse rescue. Students enjoyed practicing crevasse fall scenarios. There's one more GT/CR during this season, August 20-21.

Guide Dusty Eroh with Dorothy and Jess practicing placing protection.

Guide Dusty Eroh instructing Ryan on direction of pull.

Deb and Jess checking out the strength of their protection.

Deb, Paul, and Ryan practicing fixed-line ascension.

Bill hanging out in a crevasse, waiting to be hauled out.

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