Friday, April 28, 2017

4/16 Mountaineering Course Update

We herd from Nate Emerson on the Pike this morning. He reported that it is dumping snow, that everyone is have a good time, and a lot of classes are getting taught. Our instructors will use weather like this to their advantage teaching classes such as whiteout navigation, map and compass skills, and GPS.  These skills are essential in mountaineering, and nothing beats training in real conditions.

Studens on a past Pika mountaineering course training in a whiteout.

A view of mount Foraker from the Pika glacier on a clear day.

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