Tuesday, August 21, 2012

GMC - Flying out August 4

Flight out and camp crew (Photo by Nataliya).
Chucky, Matt, Jen, Jeff (behind), Andrew, Ron and
 Julius (standing). Plus Jan and I at the helipad.
Packing up and flying out. That was sad.

The participants on this week worked very well together; lots of generosity and kindness, as well as skill, smarts and patience was on display all week.
Plants near the helipad.
Tea tent. Aptly named.

Where we did dishes. An ingenious set up.
We were on the second of nine flights, but still had plenty of opportunity to loiter about and take some extra pictures. (Just click on an image to see it large; then hit the back button in your browser.)

We came to the GMC to learn more skills and spend time with experienced mountaineers in this awesome landscape, as part of preparing ourselves for new objectives. We got that and more.

We are making plans now for our next big trip. I am sure they will be bold ones. Meanwhile, I am working on my mission (just like camp doc Ron's parting words implored) to get into great shape for these mountain pursuits.

It's time to apply the same vigour to the physical training as I have been applying to other aspects  such as learning Spanish (that's like a whole new language!) these past 2 years as part of trip prep.

Without doubt, details will be posted here as they unfold. I am quite certain that whatever the specifics, speaking Spanish will be a plus :)
Our last morning. Glorious weather greeted us along
with the moon over the Haworth glacier and Redan.

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