This exposure is good, as the conditions are more mushy by the firn line and mountaineers can encounter this en route to their destination in the Alaska Range, depending on the time in the season. Great skill set to practice in a safe and monitored way.
Everyone is having a great time, just a bit of rain, but nothing keeping them from doing their scheduled classes and remaining active. Good group.
|Jeff Pflueger, fellow adventurer, photo on the Ruth glacier near firn line.|