Water is a powerful and amazing thing. Back in the early 1900's the little Norwegian town of Rjukan harnessed this power and built the first hydroelectric powerplant in Norway. Since then, it has gone through a series of highs and lows, and now it has emerged as an amazing destination for ice climbing.
A 30 minute tram ride takes you from Baguettes and Cafes to some of the most technically challenging terrain out there. It's no wonder why some of the top alpinists in the world call Chamonix their second (or even first) home.
Gaining precision through persistence. Breaking your project into a series of smaller attainable victories. Overcoming the improbable. All of this is part of honing your craft and good advice to apply to not just your climbing, but the rest of your life as well.
Have a great weekend! - James