Instructors Nick D'Alessio, Travis McApline and the July Six Day Mountaineering Course students returned from the North Fork of the Coffee Glacier Saturday night. They had a short time to absorb all the mountaineering skills taught; moving and building camps, roped glacier travel, crevasse rescue, and snow climbing skills, to name a few of the big ones!
It was great to see their smiling faces today, they all had a super time.
Previous AMS Mountaineering Course crevasse rescue practice
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