Stone throwing competitions and boat counting on the beach at Golden Gardens
But the conditions didn’t disappoint: low cloud, rain and snow, and this is June, I mean this is meant to be summer.
No GPS, bad viz and fresh snow at the trail head (plus no other idiots on the trail leaving tracks to follow) meant navigation by map and compass.
Soon we’d climbed into a world of frozen trees, ice and dodgy snow
Where lunch came with a spectacular view of uniform gray and a most welcome brew (thank you MSR, the stove worked below zero)
We think we made it to the top,
but when everything is a shade of white you never can tell.
Are you standing on fluffy snow or fluffy cloud?
Just don’t look down