A mountain guide’s tips for leaders to manage risk more effectively

I eased onto my rappelling device, anxiously staring at the small piece of protection anchoring my rope to the icy slope. How had I gotten here? Ultimately a lack of proper preparation, unfamiliarity with Fall Sierra Nevada couloirs, and a sequence of events that slowly but surely forced me to commit to this heinous route … Continue reading A mountain guide’s tips for leaders to manage risk more effectively