June 29 Eight-Day Course – Day 5

Just completed day five of our course. It was crevasse rescue day! Everyone got a chance to be a “victim” in “the hole” and practice rescuing them. The team worked together like champs and lots of fun was had.

The team learning crevasse rescue last night (photo: Kristie Kayl)

Guide Devin Bishop scouting a suitable crevasse. (Photo: Kristie Kayl)

Fun in cracks (Photos: Kristie Kayl)

Everyone is now relaxing in camp, eagerly looking forward to our push to Camp Schurman tomorrow for a summit bid. 


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