Monday, 16 May 2016

Same route-different day

Back to Tower Ridge today with long time client Alan. It was cloudier but not too cold. We didn't need crampons for the reduced snow patch in the gully between the Douglas Boulder and the start of the Ridge- an axe was handy though. From there the route was in dry summer condition with the odd inconsequential snow patch until we squeezed through the jammed block cave after the Eastern Traverse. 2 days have reduced the final ice patch a little and this time cutting 2 steps allowed me to reach rock and carry on without crampons.

The snow patch in the initial gully
Topping out from the first chimney
Still snowy in Coire na Ciste
Lots of rock and ice fall today on both sides of us
Base of the Little Tower
Dry rock, not too cool on the fingers
Getting higher
Squeezing through
Alan prepapres for the Gap
Easier than he remembered!
The view from the top down

5 comments:

Jual Genset said...

whoaa that's extreme track

ACADEMIC INDONESIA said...

nice pict...tak jemu memandang kekayaan alamnya

Green Turtle said...

Xtreme track brother :D must try this

Jual Bibit Tin said...

kumaha sia wae wa, t ngrti urang mah ngmg naon

Mediamaya said...

Wow that looks extreeme climbing..