AMS guide Elliot Gaddy called in today with great news. The course is plowing through curriculum and taking advantage of good weather. They are planning another camp move to the Crown Glacier. To get there they must ascend a pass between the Crown Jewel an the Arapiles formation. They have a excellent opportunity to practice running protection and roped travel in steep terrain as they descend. They are having a great time and learning tons.
Roped travel in steep yet scenic terrain. That's what the course is doing now!
We update the AMS blog whenever we hear from guides and instructors reporting from the field. Some staff call in more frequently than others. No news is good news and indicates all is going according to plan. We will do our best to keep those who want to be up to date, up to date.
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