Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Climbing Field Trip

Climbing the Walls with Mount Angel Seminarians
Photos by Greg Snyder; photo editing and captions by Sister Hilda Kleiman

On Saturday, April 27th, Peter Julia, a Pre-Theology seminarian studying for the Archdiocese of Portland, took a group of students and faculty climbing at the Multnomah Athletic Club.  With his years of climbing experience, Julia introduced the group to new skills and an enjoyable time.

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Peter Julia (left) minds the safety of the climbers while several other seminarians watch the action.

Daniel Watts of the Archdiocese of Portland on the wall.

Alex Woelkers of the Diocese of Helena reaches for the black toe and handholds.

Heading for the top of the wall is Jose Morales of the Diocese of Oakland.

Gabriel Feld grins down from the wall to his fellow climbers below.

Peter Julia among the colorful rocks and ropes.

Daniel Miller from the Diocese of Boise makes progress on the wall.

Faculty member Dr. Katy Leamy heads up the wall.

A thumbs up from Chase Shepherd of the Diocese of Yakima . . .

and from formation director Father Theodore Lange!

The climbers: back row - Jerome Jay, Dr. Katy Leamy, Jesus Gonzalez, Jose Morales, Jacob Floch, Chase Shepherd, Brent Crowe, Peter Julia, and Greg Snyder; front row - Billy Zondler, Daniel Miller, Daniel Watts, Gabe Feld, Alex Woelkers, and Fr. Theodore Lange.

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