Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Freda Mountain Ascent
On Sunday four of us climbed Freda: Saun and Elayne Leach, and Paul Clements. It was snowing & hailing on top briefly.
There is almost no snow on the diagonal trail which we took up hill. Most snow is melted by our hot May & June weather, and you don't need crampons or snowshoes any more.
There are a few big patches on the old trail good for bum sliding on the way down.
We took 3 1/2 hours up the diagonal and 3 hours down the old way. Trails are in pretty good shape but there are a few fallen trees. Freda is still a grunt for me due to the angle of ascent (straight up! :)