The prospect of scratching up...

The prospect of scratching up...

The prospect of scratching up yet another pitch of dodgy rotten ice on "Green Gullies" appears to be somewhat gripping. August 2005.
ben jammin
on Aug 20, 2005 6:33 am
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brenta - Aug 20, 2005 10:56 am - Voted 10/10

At first glance...

...I thought that this was Scotland. Nice pic.

ben jammin

ben jammin - Aug 20, 2005 11:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: At first glance...

Thanks, brenta.

The similarity with Scotland has been noted before, with rime covered rock and frozen turf / vegetation being the order of the day.

At 34 deg S latitude and only 2000m altitude the alpine climbing in the Hex River mountains near Cape Town certainly has it's moments, with the ice / snow generally providing only insecure axe and crampon placements. It's something for the real enthusiast - but we had a fun day nevertheless!



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