Mixed Alpine Climbing Early on the Frendo Spur
After picking our way through the bergshrund via headlamp, we weave up the Frendo's initial ice face.
A 4AM start meant that these steep mixed pitches were climbed in relative dark and very cold temps; here the first light of day enables a picture and reveals the awesome exposure.
Photo from the Loran Smith Collection, August 1985.
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