AMS 12 day mountaineering course led by Elliot Gaddy, Nate Emerson, and Jake Kayes departed in the early evening hours of April 26 for the Pika Glacier in the Alaska Range with Talkeetna Air Taxi. We are confident this crew is going to have an awesome time as their energy was positive and fun throughout gear check, packing glacier lunches, learning knots and practicing ascending out of a crevasse. The mosquitos have already arrived in town, but these students are now away from the biting insects and immersed in the beauty of the remote glaciers and mountains. The Pika has views of grand rock walls and Mt. Foraker.
|Jumping challenge accepted! From L: guide Nate Emerson, guide Jake Kayes, Scott Beil, Ange Meinzinger, Eiry Bartlett, KJ Johnson, Ryan Connors, David O'Rear, John Pike, and guide Elliot Gaddy|
|AMS guide Jake Kayes teaching a knots class that eventually progresses to a crevasse rescue class on the glacier|
|AMS guides Jake Kayes and Elliot Gaddy all geared up and ready to roll|