Team Mera— Skills Drills in Khote

Friends, family & loved ones,

We were all business today, reviewing skills that we will need on the upper mountain. In the morning, we had a “rope rodeo” and practiced clipping our ascenders and safety carabiners in and out of the climbing rope. We then moved on to crevasse self-extraction. In the second photo below, you can see Matthew hanging from a very rickety building (the local national park headquarters) in a simulated crevasse. Vern is managing the rope and Carole is on the ground anchoring Vern. Thankfully, the building was still standing at the end of this exercise.

The Team are all very quick learners and did a great job today. We’re healthy and feeling acclimatized and looking forward to moving up to Tangnag tomorrow.

Thanks for following,

Carole & Vern Tejas

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