These winter months have been fairly frustrating - reading about Guy Robertson's superb run of new Scottish routes, Pete Harrison's outstanding Welsh testpieces and Nick Bullock's fantasy ice in New Hampshire. Let alone the turkey shoot down Patagonia and even Mr Kirkpatrick forgoing the book rights on yet another epic and actually topping out on something! But now is MY time. Finally, my big trip has arrived. Well 2 weeks is big for me nowadays. Flying to Tromso in Norway on Tuesday for some northern ice. Yeah we'll be going to two areas - Lyngen and Stordalen. Here some pics from a trip by Albert Leichtfried that inspired me. Hopefully we'll find similarly tasty looking challenges.
Gullyvers Reisen (might be called something else locally)WI5
Storrfossen WI7- (gulp)
Stalker WI6 M6 (this is top few hundred metres of 700m line!)