So if glacier hiking is not enough for you….try ice climbing. So ice picks in hand, helmets on head (which I am now used to after all the riding….except luckily this helmet was a little bit more flattering for photo’s) and crampons on feet we headed out to attack the ice walls of glacier Viedma on what is called the “Viedma Pro”.
So as you all know I am not quite as adventurous as my wild husband but do enjoy a bit of excitement…. so glacier ice climbing it was. After my first wall I decided that photography was a much better “sport” and much more up my street and luckily I had a camera and not an iPad this time…..
Andrew on the other hand decided that he VERY much liked this new sport. To the extent that by the end of the day I was terrified when he went abseiling down into ice blue crevices. Luckily he was the best ice climber there (afterwards I think the company wanted to employ him as a guide) so he managed to fly up the ice walls…. a little too fast to get the perfect picture so I had to send him back down (now the photographer “alias” and taken over from the terrified wife “alias”) to do it again a little slower so I could get the perfect photo.
The day finished perfectly when we were given Baileys on glacier ice….
When we got back Andrew went racing off to the ice-climbing, rock climbing, mountain climbing blue building and asked if there was more serious hectic climbing that he could do. They then offered him a three day summit of one of the hectic mountain peaks…. all I can say is that I am really happy that the weather is windy at the moment otherwise I’m sure he would have been summiting mountain peaks with ice pick in hand….