Thursday 27 September 2007


Next day we were up for a bigger climb again so we dropped down the Makaza couloir to climb back out. The wind sent little 'snow devils' of spindrift down the gully as we climbed back out. The sun had reached this ice so it was a little less iron-like. Jane led the final pitch at about Scottish V. we enjoyed that so much that we abed back in and I climbed one of the alternated finshes which was in the shade and gave me the hardest pitch of ice i've ever climbed as I bridged up between 2 columns before pulling out right - excellent!

Next day we were out of time so we walked out (or cralwed through the deeper snow patches) and retraced our steps bumping into some of the Eland; the enormous antelope the park is well known for.

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