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Snow Climbing: Avalanche Safety
Climbers have many ways to minimize the risk of avalanches and to increase their chances of survival if one hits.
Snow Climbing: Roped Climbing: Belaying on Snow
No matter what the belaying technique, every snow belay should be as dynamic as possible to help limit the force on the anchor.
Snow Climbing: Roped Climbing: Snow Anchors
The equipment is different on snow than rock, but the purposes are the same: Anchor belays and rappels, provide intermediate points of protection.
Snow Climbing: Roped Climbing: Team Protection
There are several different ways to match the type of rope protection to the conditions of the climb and the strengths of the climbers.
Snow Climbing: Routefinding on Snow
Mountaineers read the snow surface and terrain features to determine a safe, efficient route. Dangers often lie beneath the surface.
Snow Climbing: Techniques: Ascending Snow
Climbing up and down snow slopes takes a set of special skills. Use different techniques depending on how hard or steep the slope is.
Snow Climbing: Techniques: Descending Snow
Many otherwise competent and aggressive climbers blanch at the prospect of going forward down a steep snow gully. Minimize those downhill jitters.
Snow Climbing: Techniques: Self Arrest
In the event of a slip on snow, you must know how to regain control as quickly as possible. Self-arrest is the primary recovery measure from a slide.
Snow Climbing: Techniques: Using the Ice Ax
Knowing how to plant the ice-ax shaft to help guard yourself against falls while snow climbing is as important as knowing what to do if you fall.
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