Saturday, September 6, 2008

white out in the Bugaboos...


It was still dark in the tent even though it was late morning (almost noon)... We didn't understand what was going on until we opened up the tent and discovered that we were buried in snow! It had snowed 20 cm during the night! It was still snowing hard, and everything was white. Visibility was about 2m. Sean went out to empty his blather and almost got lost trying to get back to the tent! It was like swimming in mashed potatoes. Looks like the Bugaboo season is over early this year. It was time for us to pack up and leave. We had 14 days of food left... so we stuffed ourselves, eat as mush as we could, and started swimming true powder snow over the glacier with big heavy backpacks. Suffering. Crawling. Navigating in the white stuff hoping not to get lost...
We had a couple of short windows and managed to get a small glimpse of the rock faces: everything was plastered... 
Although there were still plenty things we wanted to do up there, the weather decided it is time for us to move along...


1 comment:

florent said...

swim in mashed patatoes!
héhé :-)
So where are you heading now? California? not for surfing I imagine...
En tout cas c'est chouette de voir que vous avez la frite comme ça!
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