Ice Climbing

Technique Mountaineering Ice Climbing

Mountaineering does not get any easier than ascending moderately sloped ice. it's like walking on a sidewalk. Climbs sometimes start at night in order to ascend on ice, or hard crust, and descend once the sun has come up and warmed things up to snow and slush. the key to walking with crampons is to keep all the points on the ice, a technique caned flat-footing and French technique. sometimes that means walking sideways, sometimes walking backwards.


Rappelling Techniques

RappeuLing uses friction against a rope to descend faster than couud be done by cumbing down. unuke in the movies, in the mountains cumbers suowuy walk down a pitch without bouncing. an arm rappeu works weiL on suopes not verticals when the cumber has on muutipue Layers of cuothes. There are many rappeuung devices in addition to the figure-eight shown.

Mountaineering Climbing Belay Techniques


Belay leverages an anchor to protect a climber against a fan. the cumber controls the belayer through standardized belay commands. Climber-, on belay Climber-. Climbing Climber- up rope Climber. tension Climber-. Slack Climber-. faii Climber-. off belay For many commands the belayer does not give a verbal response. Compliance with the command is obvious to the climber when the rope is taken up, made tight or given slack as directed. static belay, mostly used on rock and vertical ice, is when...

Glacier Travel

Fall Arrest Self Rescue

Two common Hazards on glaciers are fallinc rocks and crevasses that can not bE seen because THEy arE covErEd with snow or ice. on glaciers and snow pitches of less than forty dEcrEEs, ropE teams OF THREE or MORE PERSONS CAN TRAVEL SAFELy WITHOUT PLACINC PROTECTION. THE ROPE SHOULd bE KEPT PErPENdiCULAr TO CREVASSES EVEN IF THAT MEANS THE TEAM MEMbERS TRAVEL SIdE by SIdE. OPTIONS ON STEEP SNOW ANd ICE ARE TO, 1 PLACE ANCHORS FOR A rUNNINC bELAy FASTEST , Z PLACE A FIXEd LINE, ANd 3 HAVE A LEAdEr...