It feels like spring here in CB. I climbed rock yesterday and ice the day before. I realize that it is only March, but it feels like spring and when I can be outside in a T-shirt I tend to keep the skis in the closet…

Jay F. Demonstrating a proper pinpoint search… he’s remembering to keep the beacon in the SAME orientation throughout the pinpoint phase!

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Here are a few photos of the ice day down in Lake City.

Learning to Swing an Ice tool

Learning to Swing an Ice tool

Personal Instruction

Personal Instruction

a satisfied group

a satisfied group

This crew (all from the Los Angeles area) was super psyched on this warmer than ever ice climbing day (notice how we were rarely wearing gloves!).

It feeling like rock climbing weather and all, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the gym lately. The folks who were out skiing today assured me that I wasn’t missing anything. Wind affected, breakable crust. Getting after in hard in the gym training for a long alpine and rock season to come!

Mike