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

Monday, 24 February 2014

Day 8 - Laærdal / Heggfossen?

After a late start we drove to mid-dalen, parking immediately north of Tuftestunnellen at 10:00, then walked in for an hour to what we think is Heggfossen.
Upper Lærdalen
 From the base of the ice we climbed a pitch of WI3-4, and walked up a snow and ice bowl to the base of a fat pillar - probably WI4+ or just 5.

Tying tat around trees for abseils, we were back at the base of the climb in short order after 2 abseils - only to find the rope wouldn't pull down. So Nick reclimbed the bottom pitch, sliding a prusik up the ropes every couple of feet on the way up. Despite this, we were still back at the car for 14:00. Not bad going. A short day.

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