Sunday, 9 February 2014

A Day To Fang About

 
Hard to see, but right at the middle of this image right above the treeline sits The Fang-- covered by blowing snow at that very moment.

 
We are on the way...

 
... and getting closer...

 
... sometimes not closer when we pick a different route and then come down it in a hurry...

 
...everybody's having fun, Old Sheppie hanging in there....

 
..a hah! Progress!!

 
Remarkable how much more snow there was in the few sheltered areas...

 
...we stopped for tea and chocolate amongst the snow pillows...

 
... view of the razor's edge of another peak when we were at the top-- lucky to get this, as the wind swept the snow cover back in seconds.

 
Hard to imagine that outside of this little spot, one's ears would fall off if uncovered from the stiff gusts, bluster everywhere.

 
The Buddies, finding never-ending routes to explore...

 
...crossing a wind-swept bog, after which the down was phenomenal.
I've only skiied up here in spring-skiing conditions before, and encountered icy snowmobile trails, narrow, hard to manouevre if one had to when on skiis... today, however, it was awesome on the down, even when the water from my eyes pooled behind the glasses making visibility even worse-- extra challenge to guess where the drops and the curves were, more tricky as we descended back into the denser woods. Lots of snow. Good times!

Fond farewell to the Fang from the farking fot.

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