/ What's the Best Ice Pillar Route in Europe
Dam du Lac sounds like a contender - what would the best month to book a trip?
Is Titanic on Torre Egger? I've not got very far googling titanic and ice climb, even with -wreck -sinking -1912 -ship in the box. (although if anyone has some better technical search tips let me know).
Shiva Lingam looks ace, and accessible too, what month is likely to be best?
If not, get a copy and it'll probably answer your question. When I read your post my first thought was also of La Dame du Lac - it's on my hit list!
> Is Titanic on Torre Egger? I've not got very far googling titanic and ice climb, even with -wreck -sinking -1912 -ship in the box. (although if anyone has some better technical search tips let me know).
> Shiva Lingam looks ace, and accessible too, what month is likely to be best?
It's in Switzerland- Simplon pass near Brig. There is a stunning picture of it in the Alpine Ice book. One day....
Nuit Blanche is also a stunning modern classic, for Shiva mid jan to late feb is probably best, avalanche hazard after a big dump.
There's a childish joke somewhere in there, but its not quite coming to me yet...
Where/what is Titanic mentioned above?
I'm pretty sure that best ice pillar is somewhere in Norway and hardly known to anyone not Norwegian, but that seems to be the way. Something like this http://www.isklatring.no/bilder/setesdalen/index.html
Raise you Glacenost, no idea about Titanic.
> If not, get a copy and it'll probably answer your question. When I read your post my first thought was also of La Dame du Lac - it's on my hit list!
Awful, awful guidebook. Don;t even think of buying it. Terrible photos and topos, poor descriptions and so heavy you'll drop 1/2 a WI grade if it's in your rucksack.
I think it's quite good for getting a flavour of where the best mostly hard ice climbs in euorpe are, for actual use at any particular venue it looks fairly sub par.
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