by Dave Furman More and more recently I’ve come across all sorts of gear left on ice climbs, left when people rap off or when people can’t finish a route and rap or lower off. In the interest of keeping...

By Scott Backes Alpine Mentoring.com "IN PRACTICE" What separates a good day of climbing waterfalls from a bad one? In the first half of this In Practice piece, we dealt with the physical factors that influence our ascents. This second half deals...

By Scott Backes Alpine Mentoring.com "IN PRACTICE" One of the worst moments in every ice climb that is near the edge of our ability, is that instant when you stand with your tools in the ice, but your feet still on the...

Looking for an alternative to power bars? Logan bread could be the answer. This is a bread developed for the numerous Canadian ascents on Mount Logan. A 2-by-2-inch square was said to be able to sustain a man for a...

Originally developed for the military, this new silicone tape is ideal for wrapping your ice tool. And with the 6 different colors it is easy to individualize your tools. It's self-fusing, and requires no adhesive since it only bonds to...

Add a belay coat to your system by Doug Millen The biggest mistake ice climbers make is not working a belay coat into their climbing system. I see more climbers hopping around at belays to keep warm. Sweating on the lead...

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