That's quite an image my friend. You have climbed in some amazing place and covered a lot of unique terrain. Bravo!
Thanks. And this was the easy part!
Great stuff...well worthy of POTD! Congrats and keep them coming!
Thanks, and don't worry, they'll keep coming all right. I've got a bit of a backlog of images to sort out, but there will be lots more.
Very nice photo! I always find it funny that even in a photo that shows danger in the mountains, the blue from the sky and ice add a sense of peace and calm.
I like the blue as well, but I have to admit that the first thing that springs to mind when I see blue ice is coldness. By the time I took the picture, the sun was out in full force, as testified by the blue sky. It wasn't windy and that made it very pleasant to be up there.
A few hours earlier, on our way up in darkness, it was a different matter. It was very cold indeed. At one point, after a steep pitch, we had to sit down on a small ledge to try and get some blood flowing into our hands again. I took off my mittens and stuck my hands in my armpits, under my down jacket, and it must have taken close to 15 minutes to get them warm. Next time I do something like this, I definitely need warmer gear!
Great photo - and made 'photo of the day'!
Reminds me of the top of the Brenva Spur route on MB as it was in 1984 - there was a scary traverse under seracs there
Frankly, I wasn't worried at all about the seracs coming down on me. Just enjoying our successful climb, and at the same time focussed on not slipping and tumbling off the mountain. I mean, if you fall here, you've got to self arrest very quickly!
Envious is still coming up short. Love it!
Thanks. And I hear you man. I too see shots sometimes that really make me wish I was there to experience it for myself.