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Priceless Lessons

Photograph By Emily Polar

We did so many things, from learning about navigation, to self arrest, crevasse rescue and negotiating glaciated terrain, says pro skier Nat Segal, who participated in last year's Alpine Finishing School. I have had previous experiences with a lot of these skills, however having the time and atmosphere to practice and build upon them was priceless.