Another nice day before the storms hit. We went high again – Portal Glacier up past Keffi Ridge and SW of Mt. La Clytte. We already had most of the track in from yesterday and we figured the North Facing slope would be the best hit for today. We traversed up to the col at 2600m, had a great powder run down the N side, back up and hit some trees!
Our tracks down Groove Tube from yesterday.
Three different skin tracks… Duncan, Lee and Rob – the three rogues
The final pitch to the summit, Danny can come out from behind the rock after
Duncan aborted his sketchy skin track.
North side of Portal had some nice and interesting terrain
Looking back up to Troll Pass
Skinning back up to Portal Pass. La Clytte on the left.
Back down through Seduction trees. Time for some pillow dropping!
Duncan – its only 3 feet!
Back at the Hut.
Duncan in Seduction Trees
10km, 1200m, 7 hours, -10oC