Re: Ice axe *or* crampons?
- From: Simon Caldwell <simonjcaldwell@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 19:01:24 +0100
On Sat, 06 May 2006 22:26:03 +0100, Alan Dicey
Please tell us all how you can self-arrest with a walking pole.
If you're wearing crampons then you won't fall over in the first
Those who say you must take an axe so you can stop yourself when you
fall over are making 2 mistakes.
1. You're basing your choices on the assumption that you will fall
over. Why? You don't do that in the summer (or you'd use a rope and
wear a helmet on all walks).
2. You're assuming that if you have an axe then you will be able to
stop. On ice or hard neve, the chances that it will help are slim -
unless you manage to get the axe in before you've built up any spewed
at all, and in that case, a pole would do almost as well.
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