Dave training in Cochise Stronghold

Dave training in Cochise Stronghold

Josh and I just wrapped up two weeks of guiding in the Draggon Mountains of southern Arizona. We were working a NOLS Outdoor Educator in Cochise Sronghold. The environment is polar opposite to what we will experience in the Pirate Valley. In Cochise we had 11 days of cloudless skies, no wind and benign temperatures. The student group was extremely motivated and the instructor team worked long hours every day. Some people think that working for NOLS must keep me in great physical shape for personal expeditions, however the long days often preclude any specific training I might otherwise partake in. But just being in such an amazing wild natural place as Cochise – sleeping on the ground, living simply and climbing everyday is soul enriching training all by itself.

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