Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Start them Young

Wish I had the opportunity to start winter climbing when I was young, maybe I would have climbed Central Ice Fall by now ?

Anyway, this post, for me, sums up the whole vibe this winter in Wales. One of passion, commitment, psyche and action.

Dave Williams not only grabbed routes for himself but got his son Peter ( aged 11 ) in on the action. Over the 7th and 8th of Feb this year he went on a mini break with his lad. Bivving at the back of Cwm Glas on the eve of the 7th, Dave, minus his karrimat and his son Peter enjoyed a snowy evening, the next day ascending Parsley Fern gully in a blizzard.

Dave commented " these pictures could maybe inspire some of those frustrated Dads swinging their kids in the park whilst secretly longing to be up on the ice! " Hope so, as looks like you two had a great time. I would be careful, It will not be long Dave, before your holding Peters ropes !

Peter the morning after- check out the snow blocks !

Peter on Parsley Fern Gully

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