Saturday morning I was up at 4:30 AM to catch my flight to Calgary. 9 hours later I was out in the Ghost Valley hiking up to Wicked Wanda.On the last trip I had hiked up to this route but it was really wet so we decided not to climb it. This time it was still really wet but we had come better prepared for the conditions. Grant lead the 1st pitch up to the shelf and I quickly followed. After a quick changeover I was headed up the second pitch. From the ground the route looked easy, but up close the ice was a chandeliered mess.
|Grant sorting gear at the base.|
|Looking out across the valley from the base.|
|Grant trying his hand at mixed climbing.|
|"The Boyd Mystery" one of my warmups.|
|Starting up GWNT|
|Getting close, but still so far away from the top. It took over a half hour to get to that point.|