/ NEWS: Brits climb Baffin Big Wall
Their route Arctic Monkeys (VI A4 V+) climbs a huge granite wall to reach a previously unclimbed summit via 31 pitches of vertical rock and 350m of mixed snow and ice climbing.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=55223
well done lads.
I read about these Baffin Island big walls on the internet some months ago & just reading & looking at the photos scared me. They have done well (and they are Brits)
>> I meant to say that too.
Fantastic achievment guys, looks awsome and scary, not my cup of tea but, very impressive, I`ll buy you the beers when you get back.
Great work. Looks like there's so much undiscovered climbing there?
>>You're right, other routes will be done there, but it is such an expensive, isolated place to get to, & when you get there you will need so much support on a 4000 foot climb. 18 days on the crag. Who can afford that? Only sponsored or rich climbers. We know that there are guys who have the ability to do well there, but can't afford it.
Not true about sponsored climbers as it is a lot cheaper than doing a trip to do a medium peak in the Himalaya. Lots of small teams do it each year, they just save up for a while.
Awesome work, great to hear about it.
Sutty - I agree; Guess where a group of us are heading next year with some savings and favours?
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