|Heading towards Observatory Gully|
|The climb ahead....|
By the time we had reached Tower Scoop and the terrain steepened again, we were both prett knackered, but Anna had hit a wall. I popped a few srcews in and started to prepare a rope to make her feel more confident, but as I did so a big dump of snow crashed down the first pitch of the climb, and that put us both off continuing. We plodded back down, happy to have at least got out but a bit disappointed at not getting on the climb. However, the climb will be there another day and having seen Anna like I have never seen her before, I have no regrets backing off.