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

Monday, 12 March 2012

How the Guide sneered

We seem to suffer from a perennial shortage of cord for use as abseil anchors. Last trip Toby saved the day by kindly giving us his old climbing rope for us to cut up and use. This year we brought 30m of 6mm cord with us for abseils, but after the series of epic retreats we found we were running out by the end of week 2.

Tor Erik had told us there was a gear shop at Sjøvegan so we went to have a look. No joy. So we tried the hardware shop next door, and found this rope.

"Very strong" the store owner said.

Rich, a Mountain Guide, said it reminds him of curtain rope.

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