Get the Point?

Sometimes it doesn't pay to leave your pointy gear at the bottom of a chute! Making use of "hand axe" sharp rock to traverse steep frozen snowfield on our way to the summit along the west ridge.
3 Jul 2017 photo by Jim Porter


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hightinerary - Aug 11, 2017 6:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Stone Age Tools

I've done the same thing, a few times. Just yesterday, actually...


Deb - Aug 13, 2017 12:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Stone Age Tools

Soooo many times, I've done this but the consequences on North Guard were the worst! Pretty funny now!


reboyles - Aug 13, 2017 10:08 am - Voted 10/10


I've done the same thing but had to use an old tree branch. Glad I didn't have to use it to arrest.



Deb - Aug 13, 2017 12:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yup

BWAHAHA!! I've done the branches on icy trails, or pockets full of rocks to throw down and walk on. I am not a micro spike person! Crampons or nothing. >:)


lcarreau - Aug 20, 2017 12:09 am - Voted 10/10

Not polite to point ...

But in your case, I get your point and you rock!


Deb - Aug 27, 2017 4:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Not polite to point ...

tee hee


wallspeck - Sep 4, 2017 2:31 am - Hasn't voted


Finally someone shows the truth of real alpinism!! Ha ha ha. Yep.
Never seen an actual photo of this "Basic Rockcraft" skill. Is that because we're all too busy warming our wet cold hands?
Love your purple jacket Deb.
And you too!


Deb - Sep 9, 2017 4:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Finally!!!

Thanks, Jack! Good to hear from ya! <3

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