"Mount Hunter is a siren. Its seductive song captivated me the first time I heard it. I have thrown aside logic and maybe even reason to try to climb it. I am not alone on this bewitchment" Scott Backes

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Legs + arms full of lactic...

After our efforts yesterday climbing the first ten pitches of our planned line and then abseiling off, we had a well deserved lie in this morning back in BC. The big storm that was forecast never really materialised, but that's a common theme with unpredictable weather up here in the Alaskan Range....

After lunch Matt and I went for a short ski tour up the glacier to stretch our aching legs and also to get a view through binoculars of a crucial linking pitch above the 'Prow'. We gained some useful knowledge for route finding and can't wait to get back up there after a wee rest.

Dave Reeves has been busy doing lots of time-lapse photography and filming- this place must be a photographers dream. Though the hardest task for Dave is the constant charging of batteries on the solar pannels as he's taking so many pictures and film footage.


Pic 1: View from our camp towards the North Buttress of Mt Hunter

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