AAI Guide Stephen Williams just returned from the epic 13-day mountaineering course. The team covered a lot of ground over the past two weeks – glacier mountaineering on Baker, rock climbing in Leavenworth, alpine climbing in Washington Pass, and stupendous alpine climbing in Boston Basin. Here are just a few snapshots from their week.
After a jam-packed 6-days on Mount Baker learning the ropes (pun intended) of glacier travel, the 9-Day course is currently headed up mighty Mount Rainier. Currently they are on route to Camp Muir. Below are some photos from earlier in the trip.
The 8-day Intermediate Course had a banner time climbing in Washington Pass / Boston Basin last week. Check out some of the course highlights in photo form.
AAI Guide Lakpa Rita checked in from Ingraham Flats after a successful summit climb! The team reported excellent climbing conditions. They are headed down the mountain to take advantage of a much needed celebratory meal.
AAI Guide Victor McNeil just checked in from the base of Sharkfin Tower in beautiful Boston Basin. The team climbed the Southeast Ridge (5.0) as a warm-up for the ultra-classic West Ridge of Forbidden tomorrow.
I was thrilled to be in Antarctica. The plane ride over was exciting. The scenery was spectacular. I have always found Alpine Ascents to be excellent compared to other groups I’ve traveled with.