"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Finishing Hammer

Here's a photo of Nick outside our home-from-home. Doesn't his jacket make his head look improbably small? Click on the photo to zoom in and have a proper look.

Much umm-ing and ah-ing over breakfast at Craig's this morning as to what we should do today. Eventually we settled on an easy 200m WI3 gully, off Icefields Parkway, described in the guide as being "fun" in a "great setting". It was too cold for anything very much harder, though I suspect Nick was sorely tempted.

The peaks all around shone in the sun as we set off up the slope and into the gully. In the end there were just a few shortish "steps" of grade 3 ice, which we soloed.

As we got higher the views across the frozen Waterfowl Lake to Howse Peak and the White Pyramid were wonderful.

A good day out in crystal-clear, cold air and sunshine.

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