Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2016 ARAM (May 15 - 24) Dispatch 2

May 16, 2016


Andrew Yasso and Paul Rosser


Arnab Banjaree
Anya Jones
Barbara Audin
Leigh Audin

AAI guide Andrew Yasso called in yesterday from just outside the Mountain House on the Ruth Gorge.

The AAI ARAM team woke up to a healthy breakfast of hash browns, bacon, and toasted English muffins. After breakfast AAI guide Paul Rosser taught the team how to build snow walls.

The team then worked on their glacier travel skills before going on a glacier tour looking for crevasses to play in later on. They discussed glaciology while watching mini-avalanches from a safe difference.

Dinner for the team was cooked by Andrew tai peanut noodles and an experiment of trying coconut pudding, but edible none the less.

Tomorrow the team will work on snow skills, self-arrest, anchor building, and getting geared up for crevasse rescue skills in the coming days.

Photo Courtesy of AAI Archives. Alaska Range from the Banks of Talkeetna River.

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