ice ax


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an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice

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Ice ax, crampons (strapped to boots), and warm clothing ensure a safe climb
After hiking in, we spent the next day learning mountaineering skills: how to climb and descend snowfields and how to use an ice ax, crampons and ropes.
You practice falling and stopping yourself with the ice ax, and glissading (snow sliding).
Patagonia clothing company founder Yvon Chouinard is credited with developing the modern curved ice ax.
When the climbers hammered an ice ax, the ice split and cracked with a report that echoed in the canyon.
1 -- 2 -- color) An ice climber ascends the precipitous face of a frozen waterfall in Lee Vining Canyon, left, and adventure that requires skill with an ice ax, above, and a whole lot of courage.
A ranger recommends an ice ax due to the steepness of the trail near the pass.
Kearsarge Pass: Passable, but one ranger recommends an ice ax anyway.
An ice ax would be reassuring on the most exposed sections.
It's not a tough slope angle, so you probably don't need an ice ax or crampons.
I don't think an ice ax or crampons are necessary, although they're not a bad option to have available.