Yesterday my winter adventures really started. It was a turbulent fall finishing up my school work and becoming an engineer. I can finally relax and start having fun again! =) Last week we played hockey outside for the first time with my friends Johan and Denis. It feels really good that winter has finally arrived after such a wet December. Then besides ice bouldering next to my house there has been the regular practicing with the kite and playing floor hockey.
Yesterday Toby and I reluctantly headed out to Nuuksionpää to do some soggy ice climbing. It felt a bit funny but Toby led the first WI3 line very well and I seconded it. It felt really good and I felt surprisingly relaxed even though my crampon twisted off when I was rappelling.
|Toby Leading a WI 3 Line|
Lastly we both decided to top rope one more line before we turned into sponge bobs. It was a nice WI4 but had a bit too thin of ice for a confident lead. All in all it was great fun and even though we were both soaked we left with a good feeling. Can't wait for the temp to dip which it should this weekend.
|Me Climbing - Photo By: Toby Archer|
|Toby Archer testing a New Jacket|