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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Glacier Skills Course
At the beginning of last week I led a glacier skills trip on Mt. Baker.
Despite the bad weather forecast it turned out to be a pretty good trip
and we managed to get a lot accomplished. I was a little worried we
would not be able to find a crevasse to do crevasse rescue in due to the
huge snow year. After a short time of searching for a hole we found an
almost perfect spot just outside of our camp. Each person got to fall
into a crevasse and each person also got to arrest a real crevasse fall
with the weight of a real person. If you spend a lot of time on
glaciers and you have not had the chance to do this you should. Its a
lot more difficult than "rescuing" a backpack.