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

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

By the lake

As Nick has blogged (http://nickonice.blogspot.com/2012/03/another-day-another-retreat.html?m=1) we failed to complete another climb today. But this time the walk in was short at least.

Walking across the frozen lake I heard a creaking sound and stopped dead, only to realise it was my backpack creaking, not the ice.

Shortly afterwards we saw the tracks of a large animal crossing the lake. Moose?

The ice on the climb was very poor as Nick says. The conversation as Nick climbed went something like this:

Jim: - How's it looking?
Nick: - Eh?
- Scary!
- Can you see somewhere to put an ice screw in?
- No!
- You'd better come down then

And he did. Oh well. It was a beautiful place.

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