This past week we had the distinct honor of being tapped to train some of our country’s finest in ice climbing and rescue in the waterfall ice environment. The 19th and 10th SFG units have proud histories in mountaineering, skiing, and general mountain travel. We had a terrific week sampling some of the fine terrain in and around Vail, Colorado. Our last exercise involved a multi-pitch snow & ice lower that included knot passes, changes-of-direction, and the use of a SKED litter platform. The group problem-solved in fine form. From team-brief to off-rope, we rigged, packaged the patient, inspected, and covered four rope lengths in a little less than 90 minutes. Well done!