In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Hinged crampons are used for mountaineering and snow climbing, not ice climbing.
- We put crampons over our boots, roped up and ascended the ice cliff in single file, using our ice picks to stabilize us at each step.
- Then we climbed up with crampons and ascenders.
- Victor was a few feet below, moving like an exhausted old man as he front-pointed up slowly on his crampons.
- The 650-foot gully was so steep it required ice axes, crampons, ropes, and belays to ascend it.
- I decided I'd better put on my crampons over my boots to grip the snow better, then tentatively stepped out onto the steep slope.
- Use good judgment and go to boot crampons and hand tools if need be.
- We looked at our iceaxes, crampons and waterproofs with some humility.
- There are, of course, more conventional walks that don't involve the donning of crampons.
- To scale the 35 metres you need climbing boots, crampons, two ice axes, a helmet, a harness, plus a head for heights.
- Boot soles are chevroned for hiking and accept crampons for climbing up icy chutes.
- So carry a lightweight rope, harnesses, ice axe, crampons, and ascenders.
- Don't touch metallic objects like ice axes, crampons, tent poles, or jewelry.
- Attached to the dummy is an adjustable frame that holds your ski boot via a clip such as those used with clip-on crampons.
- The snow underfoot is hard and crystalline, and grates beneath my crampons with a sound of metal on metal.
- But, despite traversing steep alpine regions, he did not pack crampons, an ice axe or an emergency distress beacon.
- The snow is smooth, unfrozen but dense enough for boot crampons.
- In fact, you'd probably need crampons in order to walk.
- The crampons went clack-clack, sharply, the metal points ringing in his ears with each step.
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