Saturday, August 10, 2013

12 Mountaineering Braving the Storm

AMS Instructor Josh Hoeschen, called in from the Pica Glacier.

Today they are moving their glacier and snow camp down glacier.  They have experienced full weather conditions with 3 feet of fresh snow that has fallen.  Due the freshly fallen snow, avalanches are releasing on the steeper slopes on the mountain sides, therefore, they are making use of their time by learning to navigate on the glaciers and how to most effectively break down, move, and establish new camps.  With crevasse fall simulations they will have a very full day. 

Josh called to say they are getting a ton of curriculum done and everyone is doing well.

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