Timberline Guides Training
May 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
This week I am assisting in a springtime guide training with Pete Keane owner of Timberline Guides in Bend Oregon. Timberline runs mountaineering trips on Mt Hood, guides alpine climbs and ski tours on the central Oregon Cascades which surround Bend. Timberline also offers instructions and guided rock climbs at Smith Rocks. Pete has a well established guide service (28years in business)and employs over 15 guides. It is the time of year Timberline gears up for Mt Hood and the coming rock season at Smith. The mountain comes into prime climbing shape for the next three months and Smith is a year round climbing destination. This week works out to be a good time to get all the guides together for a training session and an early season party at Petes.
John Mac leading us up a multi pitch route at Smith Rocks