Wednesday, 9 July 2008

The weather has not been kind...

Since our last blog, the Renland weather has not been kind. We bivouaced at the base of a route and woke to pouring rain which sent us scuttling back to base camp... the rain persisted for two days.

We made chapatis, did crosswords, read and ate loads. Finally, the sun arrived and we set off up the glacier with four days of food and high hopes.

We explored two new areas but access to the mountain we mentioned previously proved impossible due to raging glacial torrents.

Conditions are improving rapidly and we're setting off again tomorrow.


Lynsey said...

Sounds like the most amazing adventure guys - I hope it continues to be such a success (and that the weather holds!)
Happy Birthday for today too Nat - had a lovely time celebrating it, and your other exciting news with your wife to be yesterday...!!
Looking forward to hearing all about it on your safe return soon.
Keep warm!
Love Lynsey and Chris xx

mafding said...

Hey Nat,
Wishing you a happy birthday and congratulations on the engagement - woo hoo!

Sounds like you're having an amazing time - good luck for the rest of the trip.
Zoe and Mat xxx