Route Climbed: North-West Couloir Date Climbed: August, 2004
On August 10, four of us made an alpine start for the ice/snow route up Olympus. During the final pitch which is belayed from the summit itself, a rock was knocked loose by the rope and nailed me in the ribs, back and arm. Lucky for me it was a blunt landing versus on edge. A dose of Motrin was the call. There is considerable loose rock during this belay, so beware.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe