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Although Member Training never really ends, this weekend was our last formal portion of the curriculum before the school year starts up. Here are a few pictures:


It has been a busy, but enjoyable, spring and summer for us. In addition to working summer jobs and preparing for LDAC and other military schools, our senior members have spent a good deal of time conducting B-12 Member Training with the new members who recently completed Candidate Term. Once the senior members are all off at LDAC, our local alumni will work with our other assets to ensure that the rest of the curriculum is completed before the coming school year.

Member Training consists of a number of training modules designed to ensure that each new member can function as B-12 cadre during the next Candidate Term. Below are some pictures of some of the training we have conducted so far:

Indoor Climbing at Rock Spot

Indoor Climbing

Indoor climbing is pretty awesome!

At first we thought that it would be kind of boring, or seem fake…but there are actually quite a few benefits to it.

Rope Work Day

Rock Climbing Rigging

On the the first day of “official” summer training, Hannah Kuegler joined up with B-12 alumni and training staff to learn how to set up rappelling and top rope climbing stations in a high angle environment.

Rope Work at the Quarries

119th Rope Work

The Quincy Quarries don’t offer the highest cliffs or trickiest climbs in the world, but they are a pretty awesome place to go rappelling and rock climbing without traveling too far from Boston.

They’re also the perfect place to learn high angle rope rigging in a relatively safe and controlled environment.