by CClaude » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:50 pm
by Tomash » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:48 pm
by Hotoven » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:28 pm
Tomash wrote:Ok so I got it narrowed down to alpine climbing and mountaineering. What's the difference?
by aglane » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:20 am
by Tomash » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:31 am
by TheGeneral » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:38 am
IagosGhost wrote:Even though AAI was a little more expensive, I went with them for one reason--a reason that wasn't rational. For some reason I was biased against MM becauase their founder Scott Fischer was killed in the Everest Disaster of 1996. I know that sounds crazy, but that was what I was thinking at the time. And I was dropping over $2,000 of my hard-earned cash; I wanted to get my money's worth. YMMV.
by Vitaliy M. » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:08 am
Hotoven wrote:Tomash wrote:Ok so I got it narrowed down to alpine climbing and mountaineering. What's the difference?
Alpine is harder routes, traveling very light, and very fast. The goal is usually to get to the top of the route, not necessarily the top of the mountain. The more experienced climbers who keep pushing the limits are generally alpine style climbers, claiming new routes up already climbed peaks. You also use all type of climbing, rock, aid, mixed, and ice. There are some alpine climbs that are all rock, and some that use no rock climbing technique.
Mountaineering is longer, moving camps up a mountain, siege style. Most people climb Everest Mountaineering style, you almost have to. Your goal is generally to get to the summit of the mountain the easiest route and just to top out and come on down.
Both climbing style are rewarding, and fun, most people who do alpine climbing have started off first with mountaineering. You had a good question, and right now I don't have the time to get into more detail, but buy and read Freedom of the Hills book. That's a must read for anyone into either sports.
I'm sure others will chirp in and add more to what I have started.
by Damien Gildea » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:18 am
by Bergshrund » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:24 am
by Wastral » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:26 am
by Tools_Incoming » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:55 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:58 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:04 pm
Bergshrund wrote:Hugh? Seige Style?
The term is Expedition Style or Expedition Mountaineering.
Who created this 'seige style' term?
by Hotoven » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:23 pm
by Damien Gildea » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:20 pm
Steve1215 wrote: Alpinism involves rock climbing that is rated at least 5.9 in difficulty...or ice climbing of 65 degrees or greater.
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