August 25, 2011
Here at IMG we like to have a little fun whenever we can and sometimes it comes at the cost of a little extra work by others. In this case it comes in the form of a little extra weight in the pack of IMG Guide Jess Culver. You see, she made the mistake of packing her pack for a 6-day Glacier Skills Seminar the night before the climb, which would typically show great initiative and proper planning for the climb, but in this case she made the mistake of leaving her pre-packed pack wide open in the guide lounge unattended for 15 hours. Now, we would never take anything out of a guide’s pack, but adding a few extra ‘materials’ to the pack is not out of the question.
In this case IMG Guide & Lawn Mower Luke Reilly and I raided the ‘free shelf’ in the guide lounge and spotted 1 can of peas and 1 can of potatoes (who cans potatoes btw?) and scratched out a couple notes on the cans and buried them in Jess’ pack just above her sleeping bag and just below the extra layers she wouldn’t need until they made camp. After a few laughs we went to bed and sent them on their way the following morning, after a few more chuckles.
Once at camp we received a very sarcastic ‘thank you’ from Jess via radio transmission and this photo of said peas being put to work as a tent anchor.
We have fun a little differently around here.