Turner and Thacker Repeat Snotty's Gully, 1000m M5+by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Mark Clifford AwardNov/2008
This news story has been read 27,329 times
Although this attempt was repelled at half height, the pair went on to repeat a hard Khumbu classic: the Bracey-Bullock line Snotty's Gully.
Named in memory of the late Sue Nott, Snotty's Gully, was decribed by Alpinist Magazine as a "stunning 1000 metre ice-gully... comprising of some of the most perfect water ice ever climbed by the team [Bullock/Bracey]"
Turner and Thacker left Gokyo at 5am on the 17th November, reaching two-thirds height (WI5 and M5+). After an open bivvy, the final water ice pitches led to the coffee-table-sized pointed rock summit on the northwest ridge. This was followed by a descent to the Upper Machermo Glacier and the Machermo village on the evening of the 18th.
Read a report on the Mountain Equipment Website (with photo): www.mountain-equipment.co.uk
Over the hill? The wrong side of 40? Too many birthdays? Age is often used as an excuse to slow down and pursue less adventurous... Read more
British climbers Matt Burdekin and Tom Ripley have made the first ascent of a new line on the East Face of Aguja Bifida Sur... Read more
Tim Emmett and Slovenian climber Klemen Premrl have established a remarkable new line at Helmcken Falls in Canada, which the pair... Read more