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Friday, 21 February 2014

Day 6 - Vang / Langåni

Colder this morning! On the descent to Vang
Yesterday on UKClimbing DanielJ gave us the tip that Langåni WI5 was in condition - so we embarked on another long drive. Temperatures were colder today - reaching -21C coming down from the high pass into Vang district. But as soon as we saw the climb, we knew the drive had been worth it.
The approach up wooded snowy slopes was easier as a previous day’s party had broken trail.
Langåni turned out to be a meaty classic with steep first and final pitches. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to the top because the front bail of Nick’s left crampon broke so we had to abort.
Nick finding himself with just 3 points of attachment to the ice
Luckily the sports shop in Fagernes was able to provide a replacement.

The offending crampon bail

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