Saturday, February 27, 2010

Things of interest

Here's a few things that popped up last week on the web that I thought were interesting. Will Gadd - Candian Winter maestro has blogged about some great time saving tricks for multi-pitch ice climbs, many of which could be of equal use for alpine routes.

In case you've been on holiday or had a power cut, big news of the week, month erm...year is that Dave Macleod has completed his winter project on Ben Nevis - E8 with axes no less

Finally Porters Progress, a charity that does great work providing support for porters in the Himalaya have a fund raising film night on the 16th of March at the RGS. So anyone in London this should be an entertaining night


simon said...

hi Ian, personally I think the E8 part is not that relevant as the route with axes would be completely different, ie there may be a bomber axe crack that was unusable for hands.
The ground it climbs through is impressive though and its going to be interesting to see how he grades it because most of the difficulty must be the endurance.

Franco Cookson said...

Well said Simon. It makes good headlines, but more helpful in understanding how hard this route is, is that Dave said it was harder than his other hardest routes. (The hardest in Scotland)