Monday, 18 January 2010

Grim conditions Great weather

We have been up to the start of the climbing on the North Face of Kwangde and not one of the 8 routes has any ice on the first 1/3 of the face. And no new option looks likely. Rotten snow or just powder snow on rock makes any climbing impossible. We have pretty much ruled out any chance of doing any thing on Kwangde. Climbing a ED route is a serious undertaking any where in the world and in Himalaya its no less of a task adding winter to this and the equation is not adding up. We are looking at our options as the weather is stable and not to cold or windy.

Its a bummer to in the right spot with great weather but no ice on the entire wall it makes things frustrating. We will get back with an update of what we will do.