Kiersten Rowland

Adventures, Travel & Photography

Snow climbing in June in the Sierra Nevada

03 July 2010

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Yes this has been an exceptional year in this part of the world weather wise. All the rain we had during the winter has given us plenty of snow this year. So last week we decided to go snow climbing above Lanjaron near Cerro de Caballo.  

We started very early in the morning along the 4wd track. We walked for a couple of hours until we reached the area we were interested in. Ive never done snow climbing before and was looking forward to having a go.

My first tentative steps at snow climbing
My first tentative steps at snow climbing
Richard belaying me
Richard belaying me
Arriving at the top. Perfect conditions, snow and blue sky
Arriving at the top. Perfect conditions, snow and blue sky
Cerro de Caballo in the back ground as Clive belays me
Cerro de Caballo in the back ground as Clive belays me
Moving in to a different area, we climbed on these big snow walls
Moving in to a different area, we climbed on these big snow walls
Errrr this part was vertical. I struggled to get foot placements as the snow was turning a little soft
Errrr this part was vertical. I struggled to get foot placements as the snow was turning a little soft
But I got over it eventually
But I got over it eventually
Even if I had to use my knees. Richard laughing as I appear over the top
Even if I had to use my knees. Richard laughing as I appear over the top
Richard having a rest
Richard having a rest
Clive having a rest and thinking its a long way up
Clive having a rest and thinking its a long way up
Its a long way up
Its a long way up
Luckily the cloud came in, its hard work doing this snow climbing
Luckily the cloud came in, its hard work doing this snow climbing

Comments

Lisa: Would love to try something like that someday! Lisa

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