BEST OF NORWAY ICE


Our base in Aurland

Aurland fjord - a morning view from our cabins

The remarkable ice pencils of Double Whammy at Ardal

Starting the upper section of Double Whammy

Preparing for a night-shift on the ice

Martin Welch on night-duty at Ardal

Leading on to the WI6 crux pillar of Double Whammy

Tim Blakemore climbing in Aurlandalen

Allan Clapperton on the WI5 initial canyon of Into the Wild at Gudvangen

Willie Munro and Dee Elnajjar on Kjel Corners at Gudvangen

Preparing to attack the crux pitch of Kjel Corners, Gudvangen

Climbing out of the cave on Kjel Corners, Gudvangen

Steep WI5 climbing on Laerdal's Boafossen

A lonely lead on the 120m Boafossen

Allan Clapperton and Deszo Hajdu racing on the Boafossen

Starting the 120m upper section of the Tunnshellfossen, Flamdal

On belay on the Tunnshellfossen (17)

Des Hajdu leading on the Turlifossen leading

Martin ice-bridging on the Tverrafossen, Aurlandalen

Our team on the grade III Avdalsfossen in Utladalen

The ice monster of the Vettisfossen

In the hall of the mountain kings - the zig-zag on the Vettisfossen

Lots of ice screws but no rock gear. Martin prepares for the key traverse back on to the Vettisfossen

Martin regains the ice after the zig-zag on the Vettisfossen MM (38)

Leading towards the final pillar of the Vettisfossen

Happy and high on the Vettisfossen

'Out there' ice on the Vettisfossen

The two Martins at nightfall at the top of the Vettisfossen

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