We had a mixed bag of weather, hanging out in thick clouds, rain, fresh snow, wind and even a few bright sunny days. Highlights included gaining the Eklutna toe (technical), night time solstice tour, ice climbing, climbing and skiing on whiteout pass, Whiteout peak in a whiteout, aesthetic ridges & aretes, the Raven headwall and lots of glacier navigation. Students also got crevasse rescue, navigation and technical skills, as well as curriculum content covered through presentations and reading.
We did see Iceworms in several locations, and were able to collect some samples, photos and GPS points of their locations (mentioned in previous blog). As predicted the worms came out at night, when there was cloud cover and temps were warmer. We’ll make the data hand off sometime the next couple days to Roman Dial here in Anchorage, then we’re back to the lower 48…these guys to the Cascades, and myself to Montana.
Thanks guys, have fun in the Cascades!
Instructors: Chris Marshall (Prescott College) & Clark Corey (Adjunct Instructor)
Participants: Alec, Andrew, Anthony, Kaitlyn, Nathan and Stephanie.