Cradle Summit

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Cradle Summit

Postby aarob » Fri 06 Sep, 2019 2:13 pm

Hey!
Yesterday was finally the day I made it to the top in the snow. Have turned back twice prior. First time due to me naively underestimating the mountain and being under prepared, then due to weather. This time, with spikes on and axe in hand, things ended differently.
The traverse in the photos was pretty sketchy, hard ice which needed stairs to be cut, then soft spring type snow which was super slippery and difficult to get traction. Either way, it was a *&%$#! great day and pleased to get there before the snow melts away for another year.

See you at the top, Andy
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Re: Cradle Summit

Postby Nuts » Sat 07 Sep, 2019 8:45 am

Nice one. Lots of snow about!
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