Our 10-Day Mountaineering course rolled back into Seattle this afternoon to get geared up before they head to Rainier tomorrow morning to tackle the Kautz. Even though I’m sure they used copious amounts of sunscreen, the climbers were looking pretty swarthy. The sun even de-laminated a window on one of the tents. Crazy! With sunshine and soaring temps like this, it’s hard to believe this is the Pacific Northwest.
Despite the heat, the team is super excited to embark on the next step of their mountaineering course. They picked up technical ice tools, beacons, and big puffy jackets to supplement the gear they took with them to Boston Basin. They even get to celebrate 4th of July in Seattle before they head out. Well timed team, well timed. Good luck!