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Crevasse Rescue2

Crevasse Rescue on Rainier

Our North­west Sea­son is start­ing to kick up some speed! We’ve had two Crevasse Res­cue cours­es take place so far on the slopes of Mt. Rainier and anoth­er sched­uled on May 7. We will add anoth­er sched­uled course if demand is high. One client, John Esch­er, shared his reflec­tions of the course:

April 2, 2011

We all need more sto­ries that start with, Remem­ber when…” and fin­ish with a head shake and, that was wild.” Thank­ful­ly, we received one of those days this past Sat­ur­day on her majesty Mount Rainier’s slop­ing shoulders.

Join­ing a small group of sim­i­lar­ly-mind­ed-over-eager-wannabe moun­tain climbers, we took to the hills for a one day overview of crevasse res­cue with renowned guide ser­vice Moun­tain Madness.

With the grace of a bull­doz­er, Rainier deliv­ered a spring slap to the face with 20 degree tem­per­a­tures, heavy winds, and near­ly white­out con­di­tions. This, of course, did­n’t faze our faith­ful guides one bit, and they deliv­ered a top-notch train­ing per­for­mance with enthu­si­asm and patience. I don’t know what they pay these guys, but they’re worth every pen­ny. Thanks to Jason Bro­man and Chris Petry for the knowl­edge and a mem­o­rable day.

- John Escher