Daily Archives: May 9, 2012

Blast from the Past

Alan Dudley (right) and our Venturer Leader and mountaineer, Gerry Butler (left), getting hammered by 60+ mph winds on Mount Baker (Washington State, USA).

I’m the one at the other end of the rope taking the picture.  Never let a little wind stop you from snapping a great picture, right?

Alan and I were both Venturers and about 16 or 17 years old when I took this photo back in 1976 or ’77 (we had been in Scouts together since we were Cubs).

After all these years, Alan and I are now back “sharing a rope” as Scouters with the 5th West Van “Mountaineer Scouts” leading a new generation of Scouts up into the mountains for all new adventures.

We could use an extra leader or two….anyone want to join us?

I can pretty much guarantee that it’s going to be a blast!

Introduction to Rock Climbing

This is where it begins…


Update – June 19, 2012:  The boys have moved on to a slightly higher wall to learn top rope climbing.

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