Everest Prep Course in the Mont Blanc Range, 21-25 June 2005

Carrie Gibson

Photo #1: We had a great week of alpine skills and climbs and great weather as well. Starting on the Mer de Glace glacier to get foundational skills with crampons and ice axes. Here Carrie practices piolet traction and German technique (front pointing). Carrie and her friend Keith are preparing to climb Mt. Everest from the North side.

Photo #2: Here Keith is testing an Abolokov anchor. You create two ice screw holes in the shape of a V that connect at the back and thread a cord through it. Very strong.

Photo #3: Heading down the ridge from the Aiguille de Midi lift with the Grand Jorasses and Dent de Midi in front of them on the right of the picture.

Photo #4: Posing for the camera from the same viewpoint. The great thing about Chamonix is that you can live respectfully civilized in town and ride the tram up here each morning to climb over 500 different climbs.

Photo #5: Here we are at the end of our trip on the summit of a 4000 meter peak. The Mont Blanc du Tacul. By the end of the week, these two were super fit. We progressively increased altitude and difficulty each day and it made the trip easy and fun and very successful. Carrie sent me all these great photos. Thanks!

Photo #6: Here is the logo from their Everest trip. Please look on line or contact me if you would like to support them.

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