Instructor Melis Coady from the 12 day mountaineering course called in from the the Ruth Glacier this afternoon.
The class is having a great time and learning lots. Among many other things, they have been traveling on a variety of terrain including: glacial moraine, bare glacial ice and snow covered glacier. They have climbed vertical ice as well. They have been traveling and camping on very remote areas of the Ruth Glacier, Glacier One and Backside Glacier.
This morning, as they were moving back to their original camp, they crossed a river running on top of the Ruth Glacier - pretty cool. Also today, they climbed a peak above Backside Lake and they reached the top at around 2:00 pm.
These students and instructors have experienced a full range of weather during their course - from cold rain and high winds to sunny blue sky days and freezing nights. Sounds like good wilderness mountaineering to me! We look forward to all of their stories and their return.