Before we leave...a friend suggested an alpine climb, and Heidi said, "Go! with one condition....that you and I go rockclimbing, just us, before we leave." Deal!
So today...Sky Pilot via Gunsight Gap
No summit.... stopped short a few hours from the summit from the col due to being in heavy clouds which created difficulty route finding in complex terrain. But perfect snow conditions (firm and consolidated) and 7 hours of work with a good friend made the day well worth it!
Enjoy the pics....
Our route was heading up in between the Ledgellete and Sky Pilot, through a steep coular named gunsight gap.
DVB, eats weird things in the mountains....he always has. I really can't understand it
(skip this next paragraph if you're not a climbing gear nerd, like me)
For years I've been a plastic mountaineering boots guy....but for the first year I'm giving the Kayland Apex Rock mountaineering boots a try. First break-in review: I like them! They are light, very grippy on rock (where they seen to excel). They are full-shank but have a very flexible upper for easy walking. They are split leather with an event lining. I wonder about their durability, but today, my feet were warm and dry. Yay! They are comfortable and true to size. Downers: they seem to not have the same stability and general snow awesomeness as my Scarpa Invernos...but overall, not a bad boot at all!
This was a GOOD day....