2-07-09 Beginner Ice Climbing Course

Hello friends, family, acquaintances, previous clients and strangers. Here begins my personal guiding blog with this post about a great day with four EMS clients on Cathedral Ledge in New Hampshire. Hope you enjoy some of the pictures and are out challenging yourselves today!

 

Cathedral Ledge, Echo Lake State Park, White Mountains, New Hampshire
Cathedral Ledge, Echo Lake State Park, White Mountains, New Hampshire

During the hike in we noticed some climbers up high on “Diagonal”.

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Can you see them?

After a few minutes of walking on the unplowed road we reached the North End and started to gear up.

 

Crampons on
Crampons on
Randy makes some last minute adjustments
Randy makes some last minute adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda and Randy review their knot tying skills...
Amanda and Randy review their knot tying skills...

 

 

 

Shane and Michael review their belaying skills...
Shane and Michael review their belaying skills...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shane takes his first few swings while Michael manages the rope...
Shane takes his first few swings while Michael manages the rope...
Amanda gets some good "sticks"
Amanda gets some good "sticks"
Amanda keeps her heels low and weight over her feet...
Amanda keeps her heels low and weight over her feet...
Randy below the North End Pillars
Randy below the North End Pillars
Randy on the steeps...
Randy on the steeps...
Randy closes in on the top...
Randy closes in on the top...
Shane on attentive belay duty...
Shane on attentive belay duty...
Shane, kick kick, swing swing...
Shane, kick kick, swing swing...

I want to thank Amanda, Randy, Michael, and Shane for a great day in the mountains. You were a fun group to teach and I hope to see you at the EMS Climbing School again some day!

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