The last two days have been days of touring on vertical and horizontal ice. Two days ago I met Jody and we headed out for a quick ice climb to Vihti. What started was marginal weather that soon turned to beautiful sunny weather. It was very nice as we had to snowshoe across a lake to reach the small routes. We did a quick easy warm up route and then I decided to try a pretty hard eliminate route. We managed to get inside the cave inside the waterfall and I did a route which stemmed the water fall and the back of the cave. I then smashed some icicles and swung out onto the pillar and finished up the route. It was great fun and was a really nice route despite being short. We then decided to head to this hanging pillar which was also pretty cool. It was a bit tricky for the feet as the free hanging pillar was really narrow at the bottom. Anyways I managed to lead it no problem. Then we decided to finish up the day by top roping a mixed line. The start was 3d overhanging problem which led to a frozen mossy groove. It was something about M6 or so and we both managed on our first go without falling! It would be nice to lead it sometime! =) Then we decided to head out and came out of the cliffs shadow and was blinded by the sun on the way back to the car. It was a fantastic day out thanks to Jody!
Yesterday I decided to go for a short ski between all of my applications and go out on the sea ice. It was another brilliant day as i did a nice loop around Kalvik. The sea ice is still very good and very solid in the bays. The weather this week has been amazing! I wish the winter would be like this all the time(Cold and sunny)!