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Hi folks, I no longer update this blog. All my blogging and comments as well as pictures for my recent adventures are on my Mountain Motion facebook page 

Cheers
Richard 

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Category: Winter

Karen and I went up Observatory and Tower Gully today. A great journey looking at moving on steep snow and winter mountaineering belays. Lovely weather and amazing ice all over the Ben at the moment. See the conditions page.
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A final day of coaching at Ozimossis today. Bob led four routes and all the ropework and movement skills came together well. Conditions were good if snowy and for the valley for the next few days then
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A final day of coaching at Ozimossis today. Bob led four routes and all the ropework and movement skills came together well. Conditions were good if snowy and for the valley for the next few days then
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A fabulous days ice climbing in the upper gorge today. Bob and I were heading for Trapfoss but on the way past Sabotorfossen looked too much fun. Unlike the snow wade the extra 500m to get to Trapfoss would have been without a track!. So we
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A very snowy ice climb on Bakveien today followed by a look at Vemorkbrufoss Ost. The odd small sluff avalanches made the start of the day interesting and after a swim up the final pitch we
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Bob and I went to Krokan for his first day back on ice today. Miracle, of miracles!, it was quiet with just us there for the first hour or so. Plenty of ice to go at. We climbed Bullen by a couple of lines, Gaustasplokelse, Tipp, Unknown, Jomfrau, and Kjokkentrappa.. phew... Ran out of light but 
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The aim today was to reinforce the week with Ian doing lots of leading today. It worked well at Ozzmosis were Ian led two routes to the left of Ozzmosis and then led a short two pitch route further down the gorge. This gave us the chance to practice Abolokovs and stance management. Then, when
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A great days climbing on an interesting route today, Bakveien, in the upper gorge. Easy approach and three pitches of really characterful climbing with thin short steep pillars, a slabby chimney and slightly hollow upper ice! Ive always liked this route and it didn't fail to disappoint. The route on the right, Nye Vermokfoss was a bit thin getting to the pillar but the pillar looked 
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Into the upper gorge area in Rjukan today for a look and to practice some multi pitch ice climbing. We climbed Nedre Svingfoss which was a lovely long pitch of ice on the right of some flowing water. We then had a wander up the gorge to look at conditions. Ian then led 
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Today was the good weather forecast day so we wanted a day in the mountains away from folk. We got it although it did cost us an hour and a half
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