March 17, 2011
Greg called in from Camp Muir this afternoon to report that it’s pretty darn cold and windy at Camp Muir these days…but that didn’t stop these guys from having a great day!
7:30am - Pancakes, bacon and hashbrowns! Wait, what? Yeah, the good stuff!
8:00am- Out the door for a Mountain Day School Refresher (ice axe arrest, crampon skills, rope travel, etc.)
12:00pm – Lunch break and warm-up time. Soup anyone?
1:00pm – Fixed-line travel and rope travel practice up the ridge. Too windy on the ridge so they went back to Muir to work on a snowcave.
4:00pm – Still working on the snowcave.
5:00pm – Hot drinks and an early dinner (burritos) and a good night’s rest – in the snowcave. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Tomorrow they’ll take another shot at getting up the ridge to take a look at things then get back to work with some Crevasse Rescue Training in the afternoon.
All is well on Mt. Rainier!