Sunday, October 24, 2010

Its starting to feel real

With December 10th fast approaching, Luke and I headed to Mt. Adams in search of a little snow/ice to play around on. Here's a quick shot of Luke heading up a nice sheet of ice we stumbled upon:

If you can believe it, the weather got much worse and later, higher up, we were practically blown off the mountain. There was one point where as we were hiking up a ridge the gusts were so strong they would actually blow me two steps to the side.

All in all, our little trip was a huge success. We had a chance to play around a bit in some foul weather and on a little ice, sleep in our tiny tent, test out our laying systems and just get that mental kick in the ass we needed to remind us that this is for real!

Aconcagua, I can't wait to see you in December!

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