This page contains the second part of the walkthrough for chapter 17 of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves called Mountaineering. Drake continues the exploration of the ice caves. The heroes will encounter mountain monsters resembling Yeti. These dangerous animals will rush towards the hero to grab him.
Climb to follow your companion. You will reach another tunnel. You come across icy "stairs". Climb them and go over the abyss.
Examine the animals' corpses and go towards the darkest part of the cave. Jumping on rock platforms to reach the wall with handles. Climb them up.
You are forced to leave your companion - jump down on the ice below. Turn left and you will see a passage between the black rocks.
Use it to get to the stream [secret 4]. Standing in the water and looking towards the current, you should see a snow-covered rock on the left. Climb it and reach its end. Thus, you will reach a black rock blocking the further path. Go around it by holding onto the edges of the shelf. Use the rock handles found on the other side to move upwards.
Standing on another stone shelf, look around and to spot the next area [secret 5]. Jump towards it. Then jump down into a small room. You will encounter there a dead body and a weapon. Pick it up and then use it to destroy the ice.
Watch a cut-scene during which Tenzin will get attacked by a mountain monster. Save him by shooting the monster a few times (you have unlimited ammo here). If you don't, your partner will die - the game will be over.
During the battle with the monster, be always on the move. The monster will try to get closer to you. This enemy is faster than Drake, can jump higher and run on walls. Its two main attacks are a leap combined with a strike, and a series of punches. Both attacks deal a lot of damage. If you play on a harder difficulty level and get hit, you will die instantly.
The enemy has one more move - it can grab Drake. If this happens, you will have to complete a short quick time event. To get out of it unscathed, you will have to first press the Triangle and then Square (the sequence is always the same).
The monster will die the moment you deal enough damage to it and then let it catch you. If you have dealt sufficient amount of damage, the enemy will use a different grab attack. Instead of knocking you to the ground, it will lift you up. You can now shoot a few bullets at its head. You will free yourself and start the next stage of the fight. Once again, you have to deal enough damage to it, and then let the monster catch Nathan. Tenzin will intervene, freeing you and forcing the attacker to flee.
Head to the small room where you took the gun. Boost Tenzin - he will throw you a chest. Climb it to reach the ladder.
Follow the partner through narrow platforms and jump towards the side of a large stone shelf [secret 6]. You are in a place where you can spot a chest with a rope attached to it. Shoot the chest. This way you will be able to use the rope.
Swinging on it to jump to the other side. Go to the end of the path and jump towards the rocky handles. Climb them up and then use the nearby ladder. Now, go through a few rock, and you will find yourself on stone steps. Go straight to the rock, go around it by holding on to the ledges and then jump down on the stairs. This will end the chapter.