Embracing the wind! (19 Aug 2018)

While we’ve been living in Blackheath it was been very windy a surprising number of weekends. Our general approach has been to try and find walks to do on Eastern facing slopes but none of the things on my to-do list met that criteria. So we bit the bullet and headed off to explore Blackmans Crown.

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Rock Arch

The exploring of the outcrop was definitely made more exciting by the very strong gusts of wind. Having to pause half way through a somewhat delicate move while the next 50km/h blast passed made things a bit nervy.

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Narrow sidling

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Is that the way?

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Almost at the summit

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Tom’s lying down in this shot because it was too dangerous to stand up with the wind gusts!

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Lovely views

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Is he going to fit?

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Or is he stuck?!

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Quick trip to Utah :)

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And now what?

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Then we went looking for a cave in the snow

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Results of several snow showers

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Another snow shower