Funeral for a Friend
We hiked up to Funeral for a Friend on sat 18 Oct 08, the snow conditions made the boulder field rather miserable, as the pictures show the ice was good, the lower boulders were fun we were able to climb on ice and rock from the big boulders at the bottom of the gully to the base of the main climbing. I bailed about 20ft up the main column, the ice seemd to be good but the snow had piled on top during the storm last week and another layer of ice had formed over the snow making it difficult to find pro and climb: Mostly i am out of shape due to excessive beer throughout the summer. We did however manage to plow a trail through the deep snow to the base of the main flow for the lucky souls that decide to go up. We didnt really know where the "bullet" was but its fairly obvious you just cant really see the climb until you to its left. There were also some other ice formations around glacier lake that looked interisting. Hidden Falls looked semi formed in the hazy morning light.