Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Into the furnace....

Pictures: Heading up to ABC; Matt sorting out the ropes.

Today the weather dawned clear which made for nice views of the mountains however the heat rapidly built and turned the nice and crunchy snow to horrible slush.  By the time we got up to 5600m, we decided that the final slope to the ridge would be a tad risky under the circumstances, so we buried the gear in the snow (to prevent a bird intrusion) and slithered back down BC.

The new plan is to make use of the full moon tomorrow night and climb up to ABC before the furnace heats up and then continue our investigations of the East Ridge. 



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