Yup, there was no ice in Setesdal and the dribbles of ice that remained were either detached, collapsing, collapsed or downright pathetic - you would literally find better ice in a G&T.
After 3 days we cut our losses and bailed to Rjukan where contrary to many negative reports about conditions, we managed to have 2 excellent days on the ice.
The good thing about climbing as a 2 is that you get lots of time on the ice, the bad thing about climbing as a 2 is that you don't get the opportunity to take any photos and you never quite recover from the arm burn.
It's hardly surprising, but today I forgot to put on sun cream and I forgot my sunnies.
If MLTS gave out short roping badges, today I would have been awarded one. Up the Fiacaill Ridge, before down the Goat Track.
Followed by lunch (duly reminded by Zoe that we hadn't had any by this stage) and then back up Aladdin's Couloir. I did suggest back down again but the lure of a nice walk out over the plateau seemed a nice novelty.
Skiing conditions in the corrie would have been awesome today - but that isn't my story. A couple of guys will have an awesome story to tell - hopefully it will appear here :)