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[pct-l] Re: ice axe
- Subject: [pct-l] Re: ice axe
- From: email@example.com (Craig Groeschel)
- Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 16:12:17 -0800 (PST)
- In-Reply-To: <200202201805.g1KI53T64681@edina2.hack.net>
Brian Robinson wrote:
> [An ice axe] doesn't do you much good if you don't
> know how to use it.
Durn. I was hoping I could get by without asking this
question. I don't mean to stir up a hornets' nest,
but I would appreciate any tips, advice, or pointers
to past discussions that might be helpful.
I wish I could say, "If I need it and I don't have it,
then I don't need it." I also wish I could ask do I
need an ice axe and have people say no, but the
correct answer is probably "It depends."
I've never used an ice axe before, and I just have a
copy of _Beyond Backpacking_ to explain the
self-arrest technique. I will be using Leki poles,
but I don't know how good a substitute for an ice axe
they'd be in an emergency. I'm not a fast hiker, so
I'll be passing through behind people who have ice
So, :-), do I need an ice axe?
Two other things:
Where can I get a red lens/filter for my Petzl Micro?
I'm surprised they're not more popular.
And I ran across an article on debit cards at
Craig Groeschel >ladder91 at yahoo dot com< AT '00 pct '02
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