Saturday, 30 January 2010

Traffic Jam on Ledge Route

Yesterday for the final day of the Adventure Peaks Mountaineering course we joined the masses on Ledge Route in glorious conditions. We quickly got ahead of a couple of larger groups and made good time to the plateau moving together alpine style.

Number 4 gully contained some patches of soft windslab but these were easily avoided and once through the narrows we made good time back down to the van.

It was a pleasure to meet Erik Weihenmayer on the way down. The first and only blind person to summit Mt Everest and also to complete the 7 Summits. He'd just made an ascent of Point 5 Gully and the CIC Cascade over the previous couple of days