Sunday, September 3, 2017

12 Day Mountaineering Course 9/1, Kayes

The AMS 12 day Mountaineering Course led by instructors Jake Kayes and Sammie Ellsworth has flown to the Coffee Glacier. As can happen this time of the year their flight was delayed by a day.

The team had a busy first day yesterday gear checking, packing lunches. Instructors Jake and Sammie gave classes fixed line ascension, tents.  Today, while waiting for the skies to clear they had classes building anchors, pulley systems and knots all here at the AMS HQ in Talkeetna.

Will, Claire and Nick are really fun and have been enjoying the classwork, now the are super excited to put these skills all to use in the mountains.

Instructor Sammie demonstrates tent set up.

Sammie teaching anchors.

Instructor Jake teaching 3:1 pulley systems, used in crevasse rescue.

Knots class

Instructors Jake Kayes, Sammie Ellsworth, Nick, Claire and Will

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