Friday, July 26, 2013

Mountaineering Training Complete!

We did a full day of training today with our RMI guides right under the shadow of Rainier.

It was exhilarating, frightening and encouraging all at the same time.  Even though these pictures may make it seem like we are just playing in the snow, it was not easy. This is brand-new territory for us. We learned how to self-arrest, team arrest, rest step, pressure breathe, rope walk, walk uphill, walk downhill, use our avalanche beacons ... entirely new jargon and methods from backpacking.










I still can't believe we are going to attempt to climb this beast. 

3 comments:

Mom/MIL said...

I am so glad you are wearing helmets. Could you also wear some body armor, please? You don't need to pray because I will be in church on my knees doing that for you.

Misti said...

Hey, your mom sounds like mine! ;) (Guessing that is Justin's mom?)

Happy summiting y'all!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you in spirit!
Bolt