by crosscountryclimber » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:19 pm
by talusfinder » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:36 pm
by Grampahawk » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:04 pm
talusfinder wrote:Don't rush into winter technical climbs. I would suggest splitting up your goals:
1) climb easy, non-technical peaks in the winter.
2) learn how to lead technical climbs in the summer. Take a class, hire a guide for a couple of days, find a more experienced climber to take you, read Freedom of the Hills, practice, practice practice, etc. etc.
3) combine for a technical winter ascent after doing both 1) and 2) a whole bunch of times.
by JHH60 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:32 pm
by Pete Castricone » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:11 am
JHH60 wrote:One other suggestion would be to take a basic avalanche class. While avy beacons, probes, etc. may not save your life in a real avalanche, they definitely won't if you don't know how to use them.
by england » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:16 am
castricone7 wrote:JHH60 wrote:One other suggestion would be to take a basic avalanche class. While avy beacons, probes, etc. may not save your life in a real avalanche, they definitely won't if you don't know how to use them.
Ditto that. Beacon/probe/shovel/partner with same are completely useless if you don't have all the components and know how to use them...and mostly useless even if you do (except for recovery). A basic avy course will hopefully teach you how to assess and avoid avalanche terrain. Someone recommended "Freedom of the Hills." I recommend "Snow Sense." Be safe.
by Wollv » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:41 pm
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