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Three New Ice Routes in Nova Scotia Up to WI5

Max Fisher and Greg Huges spent three days in Cape Chignecto in Nova Scotia and opened three new ice routes.

The three seasoned climbers established Chigencto In-Chains WI5 150m, A Delicate Dance WI4 150m and Free and Easy WI2+ 175m.

“We also had an adventure up one gully that we ended up not being able to get to the ice we wanted and just made our way to the top as safe as possible,” said Fisher.

The temperatures warmed on the final day and the duo climbed Maritime Alpinism WI3, a long aesthetic gully above the Atlantic Ocean.

“Matt MacPhee and Matthew Peck came out for a few days,” said Fisher. “I’m sure they’ll share there adventures too.”

Fisher and Hughes climbed a number of new routes in the area in 2017, including, “Shore Thing WI2 120 metres, Cozy Warm WI3 150 metres, the 155-metre Chignecto Unchained M4 WI4 and The Key M3R WI4.

Cape Chignecto is a provincial park with 180-metre high sea cliffs that rise from the Bay of Fundy. THe walls have the world’s highest tides lapping at their base.

Best described as a wilderness park, it has 29 kilometres of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants and remnant old-growth forests.