Ice climbing

Author: Jim Mark

Ice Climbing Ice Tools and equiptment pictureKnow About Ice climbing
Do you get excited by the name of some adventure sports? Climbing the high ice mountains at extremely low temperature is certainly going to enthuse the people.

Here comes the most enthralling holiday idea for you. If one plans an exciting holiday on ice climbing then one should also be ready to face certain challenges which will come ahead. Some of the daring things that one might have to face include (a frozen, red nose) popularly termed as the mundane, here one can also come across snowstorms and avalanches which prove to be the major hurdle.

Ice climbing is considered to be an outcome of mountain climbing only. With the help of certain tools and equipments the climbers can climb the high vertical mountains.

For being an ice climber one needs to undergo through training and

should well experienced. One should be good at making judgment and take wise steps. Some special tools like ice screws, crampons and ice axes are used by the climbers. An ice climber is used to dig and climb. The climber can rests the body weight on the crampon. If the axe is stuck tightly in the ice then the entire exercise can be repeated and thus some careful steps can be taken ahead.

Where can one go

Himalayas are the place where the ice climbers can experience different kinds of adventure. Manali and Uttaranchal in the state of Himachal Pradesh are the main spots. Gulmarg in Jammu & Kashmir, Zanskar, Ladakh, Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Pir Pangal range, Dhauladhar ranges are some well known destinations for the adventure seekers.

What you need to know

Ice climbing is now evolving in Indian sub-continent. Ice-climbers can move ahead only if they are focused and adopt appropriate technique in the same direction. Union International Des Associations D’Alpinisme (UIAA) is an organization that recognizes Ice climbing. It also conducts the completion for the same on annual basis.

What you must carry

While going for such expedition one needs to carry certain things like mountaineering boots and different ice tools. These ice tools should be sharp and have curve. One must put on non-cotton clothes as they keep the body warm and are water proof. One must not forget to carry mittens, gloves, hat, gaiters, sunscreen, goggles and extra pair of socks. Water must be carried in insulated bottles. Other important things are shovels, avalanche beacons, long ice axes, harnesses, helmets, and ropes.



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