8/9 6-Day Mountaineering Course

Our 6-Day Mountaineering Course just checked in from beautiful Mount Baker.  A very exciting lightening storm (rare in the Pacific Northwest) delayed our team a bit this morning.   Nevertheless, they had a great summit attempt but had to turn around at the bergschrund at 9,400′.  Conditions weren’t conducive to continue higher.  The team had front row seats to the Perseid meteor shower!   They saw a ton of meteors.  

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