We got both!
It was -6 degrees when we arrived at the parking, at the base of Antares & were the only climbers in the valley today, only 1 or 2 cars passed us during the whole day! - it was so quiet, we had the whole valley to ourselves
Antares was in great shape.
Antares WI 3+/4 110m, Valsavarenche
Emil leading the first pitch of Antares
Teaching leading - Mathias doing a great job leading the 2nd steep pitch of Antares WI4
Emil enjoying leading the 2nd steep pitch on Antares today
Emil working his technique on steeper more technical ice on the Hose Over!
We found a 30m pitch of ice by the side of the road on the way down from Antares. I called it the 'Hose Over'. It was a great pitch of ice, very steep & technical lower down, which meant that we could really work the technique & have a great finish to the day.
We passed Rovenaud on the way out of Valsavarenche which wasn't in condition, nor was Placche Di Rovenaud the ice routes up & right.