AMC Adventure Camp and a Learn to Lead Course

Yesterday I went out with 10 AMC Adventure Camp kids and a couple counselors to Square Ledge. It was your typical awesome day in the mountains:

Today I got to hang with 3 Eastern Mountain Sports Store Guides from our Manchester, NH location. All three had quite a bit of previous climbing experience so the focus was on leading skills, and therefore some self-rescue skills. We started at “The Classroom” and reviewed some anchor skills before learning belay escapes & leader rescue skills. After lunch we cruised up Upper Refuse with a focus on belay transfers & efficiency. Definitely a fun day out!

Mary works on the skills needed to escape a belay
Mary works on the skills needed to escape a belay
Mary ascends the rope to
Mary ascends the rope to “rescue” Bill
The Manchester crew hangs out together
The Manchester crew hangs out together
Mary & Matt close to the top
Mary & Matt close to the top

I’m heading out again tomorrow for another lead skills course, but I’m also itching to give away another one of these awesome Colonial Knives that I reviewed a few months ago. Stay tuned for how to enter to win one in my next post!

See you in the mountains,

-NEAlpineStart

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