Sunday, November 05, 2006

Winter has arrived

Brrrr... chilly out:
Taken at about midnight, saturday 4th

A week of sub-zero temps so we took a chance to take our ice gear out to a crag near Helsinki and see what was freezing. Thin early season conditions, enough to do a couple of lines, but not enough to put any protection in. This is me on the easy lefthand icefall at Kauhala:

Thanks to Tony for snapping away. Here's Tony climbing the same line:


ed said...

Thin? There was a day when that would have been thick enough to warrant a 4am start and a three hour walk-in!

Toby - Northern Light Blog said...

Fortunately the shortness of Finnish icefall are made up for by being compatible with 10 am starts, 3 pm finishes and thirty second walk-ins.