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Training for the Himalayas with Engineer

Fatty Ice in SW Colorado
January 2, 2012
January 6, 2012

Julie is planning to climb Nun and Kun in Kashmir this summer and came to Durango for a little training on Engineer Mountain. We hiked up to 11,500′ and made our camp for the next two nights.  The next day we had a training day in which we went over, knots, self arresting, traveling in avalanche terrain, beacon searches, snow anchors, moving on fixed lines, moving with crampons and an axe.  On the final day we got up early and summited Engineer by 8am, having watched the sun come up while climbing the ridge.  Julie is coming back for more training in March on our Denali prep course.  Great climbing with you Julie, see you in March!