April 2 Denali Prep: summer on the mountain already?

Unseasonably warm and sunny weather hit the Pacific Northwest, bringing record temps to Mount Rainier for our Denali Prep course last week. Fortunately there were just enough wintery days as well to practice the necessary Alaska expedition skills. Still, record amounts of sunscreen were consumed!

Impressive wind wall!

Battening the hatches, day three

Self arrest practice

Carrying to Camp Muir, day five

Life is good at 10k!

Glacier travel on the Cowlitz Glacier 


Snow anchor building

Self rescue is hard!

Crevasse rescue practice 

Hauling is harder!

Being a “victim” is easy!

Sunset from Muir

Photos: Devin Bishop


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