Time passes in a bizarre notion, you’re not even there. Calories burn in a raving fashion, you don’t even care. Always stick to the distant vision, your chance might be rare. Keep seeking progression, you never lose the flare. This is nothing but obsession, what else do you share?
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Never have I been so happy to get down off a mountain. Never have I felt like I was not gonna get down safe. Never have I felt so comfortable being able to be confident in making a decision to turn around. I guess theres a first time for everything... - - Strap on the crampons and helmet, grab the ice axe and head up the hill. Postholing as normal. Steeper and steeper. The snow began to become the consistency of dippin dots. As it got more and more vertical and the soft snow did not stay in one place, we realized our ice axes were useless if we slipped and started to slide. And at a certain point on the traverses, the slippery soft snow would have dumped you right off one of the many exposed edges. - -
I wasnt tired or fatigued. Believe me, I wasn't done with the climbing. But it didnt make sense to climb higher knowing that I wasnt 100% sure I could get down safely. (Like i said before, Ive always been sure I could decend) So i stopped. Not knowing whether to climb up or down, I called out for help. If Tony hadn't coached me and said, " just take it really really slow" , at that point I was too nervous to think clearly. I just took his advice and took very slow backwards baby steps down the rocks and snow until I was at a place there was a tiny bit more room for error so I could then relax. - - Even though this was my second attempt, its far from a loss. It's the best steep snow slope training I've had to date and also an important lesson on how much my nerves can take. We will return when the snow is a bit more solid. It doesn't matter that we were about 300 vertical feet from the summit. My crew and I survive to mountaineer another day. - - Tremendous thanks to the team. @t_elevated@freckled_wanderer @theshirelife@rh__outdoors and also to @spyoptic for these #happylens goggles. -