The life and times of a guide in training

[gallHave you ever wondered what mountain Guide training was like? Well, Lead Guide and course instructor, Mike Hainault, takes us through a week of training from this year's 2011 Summer Glacier Course. Monday September 12 - We Approached the Grizzly Hut on a glorious sunny day. Students practiced map, compass & navigation skills. Once at camp, a brief overview of basic rope skills (anchor building, rappelling, lowering,) whilst our chalet hostess Erich Schadinger prepared dinner. Tuesday September 13 - Another glorious day spent introducing mountaineering skills on French glacier. Students practiced using crampons,…Read more