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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

A buttress as a birthday present

With Facebook birthdays cannot be hidden especially at an age where hiding them seems a sensible option. Being in-between jobs I had some time off on my birthday and so Simon and I decided to climb as a sort of birthday present. We drove somewhere, walked up to 900 m and after the early morning gloom a white buttress with frozen turf and some ice appeared. Simon led pitch one which followed turfy steps on an exposed wall. Here he is working his way up...
 ... and here he is closer up. 
 Very enjoyable climbing. I then led a short steep bit to reach the easier angled upper buttress which is some winter scrambling and walking. Some good neve to the top...
We saw nobody all day, and it is this type of adventure that I will miss when I move to Munich.
HW

3 comments:

Sophie -Grace said...

Don't miss them--fly back and we'll take you out!

Stone Sample Boards said...

I like this type of adventure.so exciting.

Wall planter said...

Very enjoyable climbing.