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NOLS Pacific Northwest - Summer Highlights

Lets have a look at some photos from a few of our courses this summer!

First up, Pacific Northwest Backpacking...

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Taking in the majestic views of the Olympic Mountains.
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Students use their new map reading skills to find their way on off-trail.

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Bushwhacking
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All the hard work pays off once they made it above tree line. Practicing self arresting in snow.

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It doesn't get much cooler than this. Traveling on snow in the summer sun.


Next up, the Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator - Mountaineering Course:

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Sandy practicing fixed line ascension in a crevasse on Park Glacier, Mt. Baker.

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Group photo with the North Cascades in the background.

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Making their way across the mountains with views of Forbidden and Torment Peak.


And last but certainly not least, the Waddington Range Mountaineering Course:

The huge scale of the Franklin glacier dwarfs a perimeter camp, photo Alice Hill
The huge scale of the Franklin glacier dwarfs a perimeter camp, photo Alice Hill

Rope teams descending from Mount Brokenhead summit. Photo by Alice Hill. jpg
Rope teams descending from Mount Brokenhead summit. Photo by Alice Hill. jpg

Instructor Dane Sherstad leads a rope team of Diogo Fernandez, Ty Johnson, Drake Scully and Alec Auberty through the crux of the Jubilee Icefall, photo Alice Hill
Instructor Dane Sherstad leads a rope team of Diogo Fernandez, Ty Johnson, Drake Scully and Alec Auberty through the crux of the Jubilee Icefall, photo Alice Hill

Diogo Fernandez, Conner Hagen, and Jay Rex travelling through firn zone on the Bell Glacier. Photo by Alice Hill
Diogo Fernandez, Conner Hagen, and Jay Rex travelling through firn zone on the Bell Glacier. Photo by Alice Hill

After rapelling over the bergshrund, we established camp and built an igloo on the Parallel glacier, photo Alice Hill
After rapelling over the bergshrund, we established camp and built an igloo on the Parallel glacier, photo Alice Hill

Instructor Christian Martin teaches the magic clip running protection technique in a sun-cupped snowy classroom at Icefall Point, photo Alice Hill
Instructor Christian Martin teaches the magic clip running protection technique in a sun-cupped snowy classroom at Icefall Point, photo Alice Hill

| Posted by NOLS on Aug 23, 2013

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