Modesty has probably kept Terry’s second week performance out of his reports thus far. After viewing Field routes we drove to Kicking Horse, no ice and nowhere to park anymore! Back in Field we decided to climb the access pitch of Carlsberg just to get some ice time in. Two pitches later we were looking at 60 metres of steep wet ice. Its like the first pitch only longer says Terry. Aye lad, your lead says I.
The rest as they say is history as Terry methodically despatched the route in fine style. Wednesday in the Ghost saw us reject Malignant Mushroom as unsafe (reports say a chunk fell off a day later). Thursday found us at Stanley Major (opposite Shades of Beauty).
Again Terry led taking a fair amount of time to complete. On following I realised why. Not only was it steep but the ice was featureless, soft and scary (2 ice screws pulled out easily). Only a grade 4 but my forearms reckoned it was the hardest route of the holiday and worth a 5 in those conditions. A great effort by Terry!