Viking Lars came to town again and wanted to get a little scared. I thought a new linkup in Hogum Fork that might be deserving of the name, "Spicy Hulk," would be a good way to go. Each line was to involve a bit of climbing and rappelling. First up was the ever inspiring Pfeifferhorn. We wanted to climb the North Ridge again and then ski the upper section back to the rock bands and then rap into a NW facing couloir lower on the ridge.
|Old photo by Jared with our descent labeled|
|JD and Lars heading toward the Pfeiff|
|JD got to lead the fun stuff this time since I got to do the majority last time|
|Here I am giving JD an attentive belay|
Lars is from Nebraska and doesn't get a chance to do this stuff that much. He did an admirable job and we gave him a solid B for the day.
|Lars just after he got caught pulling on gear|
|Looking back down the ridge|
|Past the difficulties and about to put away the ropes|
|Still looking for the summit|
|Lars going over the edge|
|The viking on the lower portion|
|Lowing down to where we put the skis back on|
|Oh yea, the skiing was good too|
The skiing was a bonus even though Mama Nature frowned on us. We decided to bail on the rest of the day rather than grope around in the soup trying not to fall off cliffs. We'll be back though.
He wasn't too scared today so we'll see what tomorrow brings.