Heli Skiing: An Outdoor Recreation Internship – Part 2

Heli Skiing Internship for Outdoor Rec Grad

CMCLeadville

An update from Brett Menter, a Colorado Mountain College Leadville Spring Outdoor Recreation Leadership grad, whom is currently in Alaska learning hands-on from Majestic Heli Ski for his Outdoor Recreation Internship.

Heli boarding

Aside from being in the field, I have been doing a lot of office work for the company. Social media, flight following, radio control, helicopter fueling, and much more. I have been picking up clients from Anchorage along with random jobs around the lodge. From serving our high end dinners to organizing and maintaining all of our gear, I am really getting the all around idea of how much work goes into running a heli-ski operation. 

Brett fueling up!
Brett fueling up!

One thing I haven’t mentioned, is the ice climbing. As I have experience in the climbing world, I have been selected to assist in taking clients out to local waterfall-ice area about 10 miles from our lodge. If the weather isn’t clear enough to fly, Teague and I will take clients ice climbing. I didn’t imagine getting ice guiding experience too, but when the opportunity came, I jumped on it. I enjoy climbing a lot and could see a future in becoming a climbing guide.

All smiles after a full day of multi-pitch Ice Climbing.
All smiles after a full day of multi-pitch Ice Climbing.
Photo: Hank De’Vre
Photo: Hank De’Vre

 

1 Comment

  1. You dog! Sounds like you got waaaaay more than you bargained for, in a good way.

    Gotta say, if I was a young person in Colorado, I’d be seriously considering CMC.

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