Final crest to Castor summit 4223m

Final crest to Castor summit 4223m

At last - the raison d'etre of Castor SW flank route: the final 50m of sensational summit ridge. We had to be very careful - what doesn't show in the photo is the howling icy wind, which is pulling the rope to the right... 11th September 2014.
on Sep 24, 2014 12:10 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 914845


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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Sep 24, 2014 9:13 am - Voted 10/10

A Perfect

dream mountain!


markhallam - Sep 24, 2014 12:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Perfect

Thanks very much.
Yes, you are right - mountain tops don't get better than this!
best wishes, Mark


EricChu - Oct 1, 2014 8:07 am - Voted 10/10

This is really fantastic!

Congrats upon Photo of the Week, Mark!


markhallam - Oct 3, 2014 1:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: This is really fantastic!

Thanks a lot Eric - and all who voted! It really was a perfect snow crest. I'd have really liked to have taken more photos all the way along - but the very strong winds meant no spare attention for photography when it got to being on the really narrow bit. bw, Mark


crussellbowden - Oct 2, 2014 1:43 pm - Hasn't voted


that's so aesthetic! I can't believe it...


markhallam - Oct 3, 2014 1:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: unreal

Thanks a lot - yes it was almost unbelievable. Makes me think about the neighbouring mountain Lyskamm - the crest between the two summits is supposed to be like this... for about a kilometre!
bw, Mark

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