June 24 Eight-day Course: Day 3

After a long day of gear check, travel and hiking to Glacier Basin Friday, the team successfully carried heavy loads over St. Elmo’s Pass Saturday afternoon and established camp on the Winthrop glacier. The weather is splitter and everyone is in good spirits. 

Glaciology seminar at St. Elmo’s Pass
Climbers crossing the Winthrop Glacier

Sunday was a full day of snow skills, self arrest practice, knots and rope travel. 

The joys of a well crafted snow kitchen
Sunset over the Olympics
Tomorrow we plan to put our new skills to the test and go for a glacier walk. Cheers!

Photos: Devin Bishop

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