Line fixing teams are organized for the upcoming Everest season.
Not too late to join @everestexperts .
"We received an update overnight from Ang Jangbu in Kathmandu about the first Expedition Operators Association (EOA) meeting of the season. The local representatives of over 25 expedition teams gathered to review the details for rope fixing in preparation for the upcoming Everest/Lhotse season. Currently the plan will involve 8 dedicated rope fixing Sherpa from Camp 2 to the Summit, in addition to the “Icefall Doctors” (employed by SPCC) who will be working on the route from EBC to Camp 2.
The tentative plan is for the rope fixing team to reach the South Col by the end of April and fix to the summit during the first week of May, weather and conditions permitting. There are many factors that go into the fixing of Mount Everest and we will be looking forward to getting updates as the season moves forward. The EOA has ordered the rope fixing gear and will be organizing the helicopter flight to Camp 2 with the gear, under permit from the Department of Tourism (DoT). -Greg Vernovage 📸Heli Photo (Ang Jangbu Sherpa)" @internationalmountainguides
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Is it Friday yet?!
Photo from last weekend with @ry_blenkhorn making progress on old projects at Moe's, while this weekend I finally get to work on mine at JOE'S!
A new year means new opportunities. @poic_rahs now has a brand new Rock Climbing Group! 🧗🏽♀️🧗🏿♂️
Thanks to a partnership with Mazamas forged by the #naturalpathways program at POIC + RAHS. 15 students from all four RAHS campuses make up the new club. A majority of these students have either climbed only once or for the first time.
The group meets once a month for the next 6 months to teach students not only how to rock climb using proper techniques, but how to trust in themselves and others while developing leadership skills.
This month, learning how to belay was the goal. Students first heard a lecture on the basics, then split into smaller groups with their own Volunteer to receive more one-on-one training. The learning curb was steep for some, but through placing more trust in themselves and each other they became super quick learners. This transformation was a sight to behold, showing the power of mentorship, patience, and believing in yourself.💪🏼
The students cannot wait for the next chance to climb and practice some more!⛰️
Thank you to the volunteers from @pdxclimbersofcolor, @mazamaspdx for offering up your space, and the grant support from the Oregon Youth Development Council and The Reeser Family Foundation.
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Im so lucky to have bosses that support me in my extra curricular activities 😜. In the JAG Corps we are dual professionals, we are Attorneys and Soldiers. Check our page 44 for a short article I wrote about how fun ninja challenges and how we incorporated them into our daily routine in Afghanistan. You may see some familiar challenges! The female CPT wished not to be named but I’ll have you know, I’m one of her biggest fans! I wish it was her picture on the front cover!!💪🏼💪🏼 : :
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NEW YONDER YOUTH SESSION
Got a kid over 10 that has been climbing for over a year why not get them along for one of our Yonder Youth sessions with a new session on Wednesday evenings?
If they're signed up for both the Sunday and Wednesday sessions for a term they also get free climbing at Yonder at all other times, that'll keep them busy!
These words are resting heavy on me this week. Beginning again is scary and my whole body is shaking with that fight or flight rush. But always, we B E G I N again.
It's simple in climbing. You try and you fall. So you get up and begin the route again. Maybe without a thought. Maybe with some frustration. But always, you begin again.
It's not so simple in life. It's hard to begin again when the fall feels so great. It's hard to forgive and move past. It's hard to accept that others have begun again and made changes. It's hard to make yourself begin again when you are the one making the change.
But always, we must begin again. The only way through is the start. And the only way to become whole is to begin.
Deux jours fantastiques #powpow lors d'un engagement privé: le client et son guide. Un programme hors du commun, une nuit en refuge non gardé et des itinéraires vierges à la montée comme à la descente. Un très beau moment de partage dans une montagne rude et belle. Accueillante pour peu que le confort sommaire et l'effort soient eux aussi les bienvenus.