Caucasus. Lyalever – One – 2009.08.17

We thought it was a 2B. It would have been enough for our experience. But we missed the easiest path, so we took the classical one: a 4B, mixed ice and rock climbing, 70-80 degree slopes and belaying at downclimb. Russian style

The alarm went off at 3:30. Much too early we thought, we could wait and leave at 5. And so we did. Fortunately, it was again one of those days. Clear skies in paradise.

This was the known part. Another half of the day for the unknown…