I’d spend as much time as possible in the Alps of Europe while living in the United Kingdom. The Alps are known throughout the world as the climbing Mecca; not only because of their natural, rough beauty but also with their seemingly remote location, although the best climbing areas are often just above major towns or villages. Also, check out best led camping lanterns
This essay describes just one of the many climbs I undertook throughout Europe and happened on a climb called ‘Mini-Moulin’ which is just above the picturesque village of Bourg d’Oisans in the French Alps. Learn more about ins and outs of winter hiking.
It wasn’t long afterwards that we parked and ready to trek to the base of the icefall which was awesome in its magnificence. The ice cascaded over the edge of the cliff, rising several hundred feet above us, creating a huge herecle filled with an intricate design of’ mushrooms’ and diamond-like crystals. It was the most beautiful and scary thing I’ve ever seen at the same time, and I knew I wanted to climb it, or at least try to climb it. Learn more about hiking for beginners.
My upward Climb
Finally I was relatively secure and I could continue my upward climb towards the summit of the icefall.
Small Christmas trees
Hanging so high off the ground from my belay gave me a real sense of achievement. The mind focused on the immediate situation and at that moment nothing else in the world had any meaning; every bit of effort and attention was concentrated on my partner’s personal safety and health, who was about to start climbing the same path. It wasn’t long before he joined me at the belay, or so it seemed, and he continued to climb to the top.
Paul logan is an amateur climber, professional businessman and entrepreneur living in Southern California. He loved to do ice climbing Michigan , as well as throughout Europe, Southern Africa, and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.