Ups and Downs
After a long break from posting, it starts to feel harder to develop a worthy update. I don’t feel like this is one, but perhaps it will break the barrier and I can get back to a little more consistency. My trip out to the glacier last Friday night was full of highs and lows, the lowest of which was dropping one of my brand new ice tools down a crevasse as I was on my way off the glacier. There’s a 99.9% chance I’ll never see that again.
On the other hand, my first time using the tools was a real thrill. Though climbing with no rope and no partner meant I was limited to fairly safe routes (for an example, follow this link), I still got my heart rate up and left my muscles aching all the next day. In the end, lesson learned, and I’ll be looking into tethering the tools to myself in some way the next time out.