Last night was out Basic Team's Knot Night. On the agenda were old friends such as the Clove Hitch, Bowline, and Double Fisherman. We also practiced techniques such as belaying and repelling in preparation for our upcoming rock field sessions. I could tell that the students found the instruction helpful and useful. I have been tying knots since a Tenderfoot, but I walked away with a couple of new tricks up my sleeve as well. However, the most important thing I learned was confidence. I always feel better and better at what I have learned over the years, which is much more than I realize.
In October 2006 I took the plunge and applied for the Mazamas Climb Leadership Development Program. In December I learned that I had been accepted. The inspiration for this blog is to share with you my progress along this path.
The content of this blog will not be limited to that endeavor, since there are other aspects of my life.