Alpine Ice Climbing
This album includes pictures of Alpine Ice Climbing
. That means traditional ice climbing on alpine mountains.
I think this is one of the most beautifull ways to climb a mountain. Climbing on ice gives you a very unnatural and special feeling. The cold temperature on an alpine ice climbs makes it a very demanding and hard discipline.
Years ago the north faces of the Alps where a real big challenge for great mountaineers. Today, due to the new equipement, the north faces are less hard to climb. Still, do not underestimate the danger of alpine ice climbing.
Feel free to attach pictures of your alpine ice climbs! (please do not attach any pictures of ice climbing on falls, only alpine ice climbs).
A very usefull guidebook about ice climbing in the eastern part of the Alps: Firn und Eisklettern
Ice conditions in the Mont Blanc Group area: OHM-Chamonix
Current conditions on the Alpine North Faces: Bergtour.ch
The Icemaster from Vienna: Erich Vanis
Alpine Ice climbs: Bergsteigen.at