Bitter Sweet

Posted on: March 1, 2003


[Left] Cat's Ear Spires, from near the team's high point on Shipton Spire. [Right] Cecilia Buil and Lizzy Scully discuss their return to camp at the base of Shipton Spire. A series of warm days had melted the Hainabrakk Glacier until the water pressure had burst through the talus slope at the base of the peak. A football field-sized lake had formed as a result, obliterating the return route to base camp. [Photo] Lizzy Scully and Nan Darkis

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