This series of videos either teaches basic and advanced climbing systems for the new and seasoned climber. A host of certified guides will share the tips and tricks that will allow you to have a safer mountaineering experience.
This episode is brought live from Ottawa, Ontario. We also discuss about the fine art of end roping. this method is primarily used by guides but certainly anybody with common sense could do this. Things to consider when bring up two people on the end of your rope is the strength of your anchor.It has to be bomber! This system is good up to about 5.6 after that it can be a little steep unless the climbers are really good.Mike Barter travel to the nation capitol to bring you this historic event.
Well we make a token effort at telling you once again that tie-ing into your harness with a figure 8 re-tie is the best way to do it. do not tie in with a bowline if you have to ask which is better. Fuck m e, really you can't un-do a figure 8 that has been loaded. man - up or go home, for christ's sake. This is the Barry Blanchard edition
While we talk about ice climbing the clothes that we wear fits pretty much any outdoor sport. The weights may change and how many layers we wear can vary however things don't really change much in mountaineering or ski touring. Thanks to my suppliers who give a decent discount so that I can afford to dress comfortably. Patagonia and Arc'teryx you guys rock!!
So today we talk about ways to save a few biners on longer climbs. Sounds like a non-issue to sport climbers but us fat old trad climbers try to save every ounce so that we can put extra cheese on that burrito later. The next thing is more of a statement then anything. Using the sliding X to share the load with a couple pieces of manky gear. Aven Barter co-hosts this show
The main thing is be aware of the terrain around you. Practice in a safe place with a good runout. Know how to self arrest and practice that also. Glissading is a fun safe way to travel quickly in the mountains. But one has to watch the terrain around them. Beware of hazards above and below at all times.