While some of David’s limey colloquialisms left guide Eitan Green confused, after two days of spectacular New England gully climbing in Crawford Notch it was obvious what David of Bristol, UK meant when he smiled and said he was, “totally knackered”.
David was looking for a winter mountain adventure that would remind him of his home stomping grounds on Scotland’s Ben Nevis but that would step the technical climbing up a notch. Eitan chose Shoestring Gully on Mount Webster as the perfect site for David’s adventure. Luckily, the gully’s southern aspect meant the two were exposed to the sun for the majority of the day and they stayed comfortable, despite the extremely cold temperatures.
The next day the pair took on Mount Willard’s Hitchcock Gully which, though a bit shorter than Shoestring, stepped up the technical difficulties a bit. By the end of the two days David’s huge grin and his invitation for a pint said it all.