Chicks'n'Picks; Remarkables Ice and Mixed Festival
I was supposed to be helping out on either Basic Snowcraft or the Ski Touring at Remarkables Ice and Mixed Festival 13-14th August 2021. However, a last-minute illness meant I got the call up to the big leagues and ended up helping Sooji and Gemma instruct the next generation of awesome women climbers at Chicks'n'Picks. Learning involved both Ice and Mixed climbing, and judging by these photos these climbers are epic!
Fresh snow to start the weekend off #RIMF2021
Climbers heading up to the Ice climbing in deep powder and shadows
Climbers in shadows
Sooji, excellent Chicks'n'Picks instructor
Heading up to the Ice
Sun rising over the ridge at The Remarkables
Our awesome women heading off in the distance, awesome instructor Gemma in the foreground.
Heading down the other side
Sooji surveying the scenary
Rocks, wind and snow on the ridge
Sooji looking forward to a great day
Rocks and snow above Wye Creek
Touchdown, climbers at the base of the ice climbing
Learning how to use the tools on the Ice
First ice climbs with the ice spraying
Bianca, swinging those tools!
We love ice
Leaving into a sun star over the ridge after a great day out!
Cloud and sun over The Remarkables ridge
Cookies and cream
Day two, in inclement weather, putting crampons on to reach the mixed climbing crag
So many bright colours!
Ngaire in the snow
Bianca stoked to be at the crag
Admiring the crag
Sooji arriving at the crag, Remarkables base building behind
The belay team
Bianca, in that moment when the ice axe slips while mixed climbing
Bianca looks pretty stoked
Wind over the distant ridge
Even better in Black and White
Ngaire on the pointy end
Wako mixed climbing
Ngaire in the crack
Wako tackling the bulge
Bianca mixed climbing
Bianca power move
Gavin Lang, the official RIMF photographer, check out his stuff!