Thursday, September 11, 2008
Snow Stakes and ice screw practice
Today I had a nice little group from a North Canterbury rural school. We walked the Dobson nature walk in the morning and learnt how to make emergency shelters in the afternoon. After work I shot up the Bealy valley to survey the damage left by the snow, and there is quite a lot of trees down and avalanches that have crossed the valley floor and gone up the other side of the valley. The river is still completely covered in some areas as you can see in the photo.
I'm feeling a little better today after having a bit of a fever over the last few days. I've been doing heaps of work for my alpine one, so apologies to everyone I haven't spoken to in a while!
Posted by Arthur's Pass Outdoor Education Centre at 12:36 AM