Rod, it was a pleasure working with you and appreciate the experience. As you know, this isn't for fun - this is a for future combat rotations and I take away a great many lessons learned. thanks to you, Gord and Mike for speaking our language and trying to pass along lessons learned the hard way!
Just wanted to follow up with you with an actual operations experience...after an avalanche hit in Afghanistan, we pulled the Peak Equip list for the traverse, re-configured our gear a little, and dressed out just like we did for the High Angle/Traverse exercise in Montana. Worked out pretty good...Altitude was very high, and the people were pretty desperate...had it not been for us attending your training, we wouldn't have been as prepared as we were.
This training was undoubtedly the best tactical training I have ever received. The instructors were 'world class' and certainly the most knowledgeable and had legitimate experiences that really drove their point's home. I have never in my career been given an opportunity to receive instruction with the expertise of your instructors, simply outstanding.
"Two weeks of training felt like a months' worth of valuable information. The Peak is an untapped resource for 3rd Grp that has much more to offer in the future. Look forward to seeing you again."