Ice Climbing 101
Instructional information on ice climbing
A great article from local New Hampshire guide, Peter Doucette of Mountain Sense Guides on how to manage ice fall during climbing. “Getting pummeled by ice takes the fun out of ice climbing. Whether the falling ice is generated by another climber or is a spontaneous event, the consequences of being hit are usually the same. Alongside […]
Peter has ticked off many new tricky ice and mixed climbs in the Northeast over his career. He has a good sense of where and when things are happening and the expertise to climb them. To find out what clinics Peter will be teaching at the 2016 Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest, go to The MWV Ice Fest Blog. They have […]
A Look Into the Experiences of Ice Climbers Who Have Fallen on Ice Screws by Kel Rossiter / Adventure Spirit INTRODUCTION Last winter a climber with Adventure Spirit Rock+Ice+Alpine was asking me about the holding power of ice screws. We discussed the various lab studies that have been done (a list of links […]
A great film by Petzl on proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread. Ice climbing basics: Ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads [EN] from Petzl-sport on Vimeo.This film demonstrates proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread in […]
Thank you all for the great comments on the book and the book cover. After almost three years slaving away on this both Scott and I are grateful and honored to hear such enthusiasm from so many people all over the world. Very psyched!