Mountaineering Preparation for the Ecuadorian Volcanoes
December 11, 2009 §
Susan and Malcom arrived in New Hampshire this week just before the storm that brought ten inches to the Lakes Region and southern foothills areas. Their climbing program was an introduction to the technical side of mountaineering. They both had previous experience with high altitude trecking but they lacked experience with cramponing, ice axe techniques and rope travel systems. Our focus was to spend two days in the mountains learning and practicing these techniques to prepare for an upcoming adventure to the volcano climbs in Ecuador.
Trail breaking in deep snow the day after the storm.
Susan and Malcom enjoying the mountains. Crampons and ice axe are in use for the first time.
Great neve conditions on the rocky slabs. Here we are learning and practicing a variety of foot positions and ice axe techniques to efficiently climb up the mountain. We spent two great days in New Hampshires White Mountains. Thanks to Susan and Malcom.