An obituary for the winter of 2014.
“You’re nuts!” Might be, but then Trad Climbing requires a set of nuts (amongst other things, as you will see), as in this style of climbing you place the protection yourself, instead of relying on pre-installed bolts (as in sport climbing). “Can such a nut hold a fall? you might be wondering. I didn’t plan to try, but then things don’t always go according to plan.
In anticipation of the Abisko Ice Climbing Festival 2014 it’s time to practice as much climbing ice as possible, and freshen up the theoretical knowledge with a good book. Will Gadd’s “Ice & Mixed Climbing” is taking care of the latter part!