I Just Finished a week of Glacier skills training with the Canadian Ski Guide Association up near Blue River. We Climbed to the top of Awesome Peak over 10,000 ft and walking over an increbible Glacier.
(The Picture attached show some view of some of the peaks around our base camp - just under the toe of the Awesome Glacier)
We Also Climbed Benny's peak - I was neveous using Crampon's and ice Axe seriously for the 1st time - But once we go the hang of it it was great. We got also to the very peak doing some Mixed climbing on a number of sections. Once at the peak there was a good 4,000-5,000 ft almost vertical drop on once side
We also made an attempt on Mt Albreda but did not reach the top as the approach was much longer than we had estimated.
We spent a number of days working on rope skills Practicing working knots through Crevasse Rescue systems and Generally trying out diffecult problems.
A few nights we slept out in the stars and got snow and rain, and thunder and Lightning.
The instructors, Bob, Eric, and Erin did a great job. This was a terrific experience and a great course. I am now hoping to get up to more more Glaciers before the winter starts.
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