We began climbing the Pillar capsule-style on May 9. The wind blew steadily and unwavering down the fjord from the east, and rarely changed directions or stopped for the entire trip. When it did the sun almost felt warm. We climbed with the motto of the Polish big-wall experts, Regan and Yeti: "Climb every day." So our second and third days on the route were in a proper Arctic blizzard with temps below -20 F. As soon as we began climbing, we were awed by the absolute lack of perspective—what we thought might be 30 meters became 60 meters.
Pretty legit. Super cool to see folks still out there on the true sharp end.