Thursday 23 February 2012

Trading places

Warming up the team
Team Lodge in the ice wall
Placing a screw
BD Express
Axes? Who needs 'em
Today we traded places with the Adventure Peaks team. We headed West to The Ice Factor and passed their bus heading east to the Cairngorms.
We had time for a little revision of yesterday's ropework and looked at the using a french prussik to back up a personal abseil before heading into the ice wall for 2 hours of technique work in the big fridge.
Things were brightening up enough for us to be shocked by the spring like conditions we could see in the Cairngorms as we headed back to Glenmore Lodge. I've seen more snow in May!

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