Archive for July, 2009

SMG Intern Returns From Alaska

July 19, 2009

SMG’s summer intern, Taylor Ganz, has recently returned from a month of climbing and guide training in Southeastern Alaska.  After being flown onto the Davidson Glacier in the Haines Borough, she spent the following 24 days living on the glacier and climbing in the surrounding peaks.  Guide training included glacier travel, crevasse and rock rescue, and technical snow and ice climbing  among many other skills.

Moving Camp across the glacier to acess other climbs

Moving Camp across the glacier to access other climbs

Ice bouldering on a finger of the Davidson Glacier.

Ice bouldering on a finger of the Davidson Glacier

Ascending a ridge on the Bumblebee

Ascending a ridge on the Bumblebee

Looking toward Glacier Bay National Park from the base of Mt. Rice

Looking toward Glacier Bay National Park from the base of Mt. Rice

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McGown Peak, July 5

July 19, 2009

July 5: After an ominous start Erik Boe, Jeff Tumelo and I (Erik
Leidecker) managed to summit McGown Peak via the North Couloir.  The route
was melted out at the top and we had to do some legitimate mixed climbing to
get around a crux chockstone!

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Titus Ridge, July 14th

July 19, 2009
July 14th: Panda and Holly on Titus Ridge.  They navigated with map and compass from Titus Lake!

July 14th: Panda and Holly on Titus Ridge. They navigated with map and compass from Titus Lake!

Thompson Peak, July 9 – 10

July 19, 2009

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Horstmann Peak

July 19, 2009
 July 18 James Gillespie and Rob Freeman on the top of Horstmann Peak

July 18 - James Gillespie and Rob Freeman on the top of Horstmann Peak