Tom Livingstone & Uisdean Hawthorn make 3rd ascent of House/Anderson
Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn, have made the third ascent of the House/Anderson route on the north face of Mt. Alberta (3619 m) spending two days on the mountain.
Arriving in Canada straight off the back of a short trip to Chamonix where they climbed both Divine Providence and the American Direct in only a few days, both fitness and confidence were high.
Fellow Mountain Equipment Pro Partner Nick Bullock made the coveted second ascent of the House/Anderson in 2014 with Will Sim [ see Nick’s blog], both raving about the quality of a climb that had only gained in reputation since its first ascent in 2008. Tom and Uisdean had attempted the route last year, but poor conditions turned them back at the start of the headwall. This time round local reports were that the mountain was in much better shape with generally thin ice and well-frozen but mostly bare rock.