Sunday, April 30, 2017

4/26-5/7 12 day MTC Update

AMS instructor Elliot Gaddy phoned in from the Pika Glacier this morning and updated us about the courses progress.
They are currently camped between the Royal Tower (to the south) and Italy's Boot (to the north). Today they are going through crevasse rescue and rope rescue systems curriculum and planning another camp move.
Moving camp is heavily emphasized on AMS courses.  Learning to pack up, move efficiently, set camp back up and be not only comfortable, but to have fun while doing it is an essential mountaineering skill.  It sound like these students are learning a lot!
Their plan is to move to "Hamburger Hill" and continue classes there.
The team's location in the Pika

Crevasse rescue haul systems training

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