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!

About Scouter Jody

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Posted on May 9, 2012, in Climbing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Love it! Would join you in a heart beat if I could. I have two failed attempts at summitting Mt. Baker (both due to team member injuries) and want to get to the top one of these days! YIS, Lee

  2. Great post! I think this is an awesome thing that you are teaching to the 5th west Vancouver mountaineer scouts.

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