|Peter was leading our rope team. Inga in second is |
happy to be out on the ridge. Jan was last, which meant on the
return trip she got to do all the down-climbing first :)
|Rope team number 2, led by Chucky, with Eric, Alisen |
and Bruce. On the summit ridge.Yeah.
Another notable difference: Silvertip is a mix of rock and snow, with a good length of rock ridge to get to the summit. And a moat. That we had to jump across. We did.
|Jan, happy on the summit of Silvertip (2,880 m)|
|View from Silvertip Mountain includes Alpina Dome (2,695 m) |
and, in the background, Cital Mountain (2,923 m)
and its snow ridge.
Blackfriars was at times total engulfed in cloud and then completely clear. When our camp compatriots climbed it they had good views most of the day, but they got to the summit during a brief period when it was completely in the clouds without any views at all. And so, even hard fought for summits can go without glorious vistas from the top. The accomplishment remains.