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.
Dudes on the team have never done training like this. I have been told by many guys, "this is the best trip they've ever been on." Those words should resonate, great trip!! Just dudes doing dude stuff. Thank you all for your tireless efforts and dedication.
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.
I was hesitant to agree to train off-station which seemed like things we could do close to home. However, after having participated in the training at The Peak, I can honestly say that I don't think we could have done this at any other place. The quality of training, especially on the climbing system, was far better than anything I've been exposed to before.