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!
Posted on May 9, 2012, in Climbing and tagged Mount Baker, Mountain Climbing, Venturers. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
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
Lee: We’ll save a place on our team for you! It’s more unfinished business for me too! Once we bag Baker, let’s do Rainier!
Great post! I think this is an awesome thing that you are teaching to the 5th west Vancouver mountaineer scouts.
Thanks Samantha! It’s always nice to hear that people think what we’re doing is worthwhile.