Friday, 23 April 2010

Point 5


Vic bought me a days guiding with Alan Kimber for my 30th, so we went for Point 5. Above, Alan leads the 2nd (chimney) pitch (crux). Below, Alan leads the 3rd (rogue) pitch. Video is Vic climbing the rogue pitch. Owing to a windy morning, we didn't leave the hut until 11.30, but still topped out at 6pm - a reasonably quick time.
video

Tower ridge



An alpine start (3.30 from car park) meant we got the best of the snow conditions on 11 April. We were first on the ridge, and conditions were good. The ben was surprisingly quiet.