Herald/Video: Ice Training in Norway with Plymouth based RMs

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  1. Ah my favourite environment. Someone needs to show the lads how to climb ice properly though as theres a distinct lack of technique going on!!

    Happy days

    8)
     
  2. Re: Herald/Video: Ice Training in Norway with Plymouth based

    Not a big fan of the lack of follow-through on the sniper shot at the end either 8O

    I am seriously jealous of anyone who gets the Norway gig.
     
  3. Re: Herald/Video: Ice Training in Norway with Plymouth based

    XRD

    How should one climb ice properly then?

    Where are they going wrong?

    Just curious, chances of my needing to climb ice myself a trifle slim.
     
  4. Ohh the memories
     
  5. Re: Herald/Video: Ice Training in Norway with Plymouth based

    Firstly they are on a top rope bottom belay system which is encouraging them to lean back when in fact they should be thinking about trusting their feet and good ice axe placements. If you notice their feet are skating around on the ice trying to get a purchase which isnt efficient and therefore makes them lose energy very quickly.

    Basically climbing ice requires good techniques and energy preservation!!!

    Hope that helps. x
     
  6. Re: Herald/Video: Ice Training in Norway with Plymouth based

    Remember ice climbing on Fran Josef Glacier we turned round and this South American dwarf prat had brought his family for a walkabout having followed our steps we had cut in the ice his small brain not thinking in few hours time there would be no steps with the sun melting them.

    The Canadian in charge had to take the knob head and his brood down again which lost us time.
     

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