Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Lucozade Challenge: Glacier Climbing Post 6: Arriving up high

Arriving up at the third and final station, 'Punta Helbronner', we realise the sheer magnitude of the task that lies ahead.

The Alps - Aug 31st

Packing up our kit, our lead guide, Eddie, explains to us the importance of the equipment. The crampons... (these bad boys)

Aug 30th

...are for keeping our footing on the ice. Next up is the rope; each of us is tied to another three. Fortunately Me, Paul and Lee get tied up with uber-guide (and suspected Mountain Goat) Eddie.

The Alps - Aug 31st

Which leads me onto the final piece of essential equipment: Your friends. I've known these winners for less than 24hrs and yet all of a sudden we're tied to together and the relying on each other to not fall off and pull us all to our doom.

Trust is going to come into play over the coming hours and days, you can just feel it.

Onwards Gentlemen! Onwards!

The Alps - Aug 31st


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