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Ruth Glacier Dispatch: Preparations for Mount Dickey!

Seth Hob­by photo

Seth Hob­by photo

We’re pleased to say that we’ve heard from our group in Alas­ka on the eight-day expe­di­tion train­ing course in the Ruth Gorge! This is the mes­sage from Moun­tain Mad­ness guide Dave Ahrens:

Hel­lo Moun­tain Mad­ness! This is Dave Ahrens call­ing in for our dai­ly update from the Ruth Glac­i­er. We just fin­ished up a day of crevasse res­cue train­ing in a nice big crevasse. Every­one got a chance to spend some time hang­ing in the big blue hole, jug­ging out on ascen­ders, and set­ting up a 3:1 haul. We start­ed off this morn­ing with top notch break­fast of sausage and hash browns that would rival any­thing they serve up at the Road­house. The weath­er is absolute­ly awe­some. We’re head­ing back to camp now to dig a cache for some of our sup­plies and get ready to head toward Mt. Dick­ey tomor­row. We’ll check in again soon. Ciao!”

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