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.
These guys love what they do!! It’s infectious to have that type of instructor.
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!
Before each training iteration, the instructors performed multiple demos. Very patient, calm and supportive instructors. I truly appreciated the confidence Randy and Rod provided me.