Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Trainer Course with Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (RMI)

This weekend we traveled to Ashford, Washington just outside of Mt. Rainier National Park to instruct a Trainer Course for RMI's six newest guides. RMI has been guiding mountaineering expeditions around the world for over 40 years and is a proud partner of Leave No Trace.

The weather over the weekend was pretty typical of Washington with nonstop rain, but the guides were excited to learn ways to share Leave No Trace information with their clients over the busy summer.

In the first picture, David is taking a closer look at the Restop 2, designed to safely contain and neutralize human waste when facilities are not available and digging a cathole is not an option. In the second picture, Eryka presents her teaching topic on minimizing campfire impacts, and in the final picture Agata facilitates a round of campfire scramble.

Thanks to David, Mike, Eryka, Zeb, Mike, and Thomas for a great course and have a fun and safe summer on Rainier!

All the best...

Agata and Jason

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