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Old 03-24-2007, 03:48 PM
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Ice Axe Technique

Hi,
Came across this video on ice axe self-arrest tecnique that I thought would be of interest. A good visual explanation...



Cheers, Geo.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:36 PM
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Thanks - that was good!
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:19 PM
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He seems so relaxed in the head-first-on-your-back recovery. That really testifies to the value of practice. I don't picture myself being so well-composed.
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:13 AM
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Great find, Thanks!
Looks almost like some boogie boarding techniques would lateral over to self-arresting techniques...wish I was somewhere where I could justify buying an ice-axe, that actually looked like fun!
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:39 AM
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Messing about with an ice axe and practicing arrests is indeed a fair bit of fun. So is coming off a hill the fast way (with the help of an ice axe) - glissading!!! However, having to use an ice axe in a real arrest gets the heart going a fair bit faster and isn't quite as fun when you look down at the rocks and/or cliff you may have encountered otherwise.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:23 PM
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Nice find! that looks like something you could have fun practicing...
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