Dry tooling is a highly effective strength and technique training for difficult ice and mixed climbing. Alpinists who want to be better and safer in mixed, alpine terrain also benefit enormously. More and more people practice dry tooling as an independent sport. This article provides a compact insight into the basics of this fascinating discipline.
Where and how to set up belays in multi-pitch ice climbing is highly safety-relevant. Building on the previous articles on assessing ice conditions and setting ice screws, ice climber, mountain guide and author Peter von Känel explains what is important when building belay stands in the ice.
Whether the sandwich from the gas station, the coffee to go or the leftovers in the Tupperware box: plastic is omnipresent in our everyday life. With the Sculptor, Esbit offers a durable thermal container made of stainless steel that reliably keeps food warm for the climbing day and at the same time helps to reduce plastic flight.
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