Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar Update

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | May 30, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

This is Seth again checking in from Camp Muir.  After a blustery and cold day yesterday we have been enjoying the warm and calm conditions today.

We began our day with breakfast at 7 and by 8:30 we were heading out onto the Cowlitz Glacier.  We then found an awesome set of crevasses for practicing crevasse rescue.  Everyone was able to alternately practice arresting a fallen climber, setting up a pulley system and descending into a crevasse.  We also had a backup rope set up where we could practice belaying techniques.

After the rescue practice everyone was still feeling good so we lowered folks back into the crevasse and had them ice-climb back out.

It was a great day of training and with any luck tomorrow we’ll do the real thing and climb the mountain.  We’ll check in again in the morning.

Practicing crevasse rescue during the Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir.  Photo: Seth Waterfall Training May 30th on the Cowlitz Glaicier, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall

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We are rooting for you Carlos! Hope you guys are having a blast. See you soon.

Posted by: Fungai and Brandy Tongoona on 5/31/2012 at 7:49 pm

I AM SURE EVERYONE WILL CELEBRATE A SUCCESSFUL CLIMB TOMORROW.  HAVE SOMETHING EXTRA FOR ANDREW AS 6/1 IS HIS BIRTHDAY.  WHAT A GREAT way to CELEBRATE!

Posted by: REEVES SMITH on 5/31/2012 at 6:30 pm

Wishing your team the best of the best! Have a safe and beautiful climb!

Posted by: Sandi on 5/31/2012 at 12:24 pm

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