Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter: Brent Okita & Team Train at Camp Muir

Posted by: Brent Okita | April 10, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

We had some high winds during the night.  At dawn the winds deteriorated and we barely had any wind today. Great morning of training with self- and team- ice axe arrest and cramponing.  With our crampons on, we roped up and went to the nearby glacier to train.  Our tentative plan is to do crevasse rescue training tomorrow.  The forecast is for more high winds coming in tomorrow.  The winds are supposed to decrease tomorrow night, which looks like the best summit bid window.  We’ll have an exploratory team go up later today or tomorrow to check out route conditions.

RMI Guide Brent Okita