Patterns of death among avalanche fatalities: a 21-year review
- Look Sharp! OSTEYEE, IAN // Climbing;Feb2012, Issue 312, p22
The article offers some tips for climbers on how to choose ice climbing equipment. It advises them to configure crampons based on the type of ice climbing activities and suggests dual-points for soft, warmer ice conditions. It notes the need to modify ice axe because it can be dull due to...
- Snow Bollard Anchor. NATZ, ELLIOTT // Climbing;Dec2015/Jan2016, Issue 341, p46
The article discusses several important issues that professional climbers should consider when using snow as an anchor. Topics mentioned include hard-packed snow as the best conditions for building a snow bollard, a test pull for the bollard at a downward angle, and brief information about a...
- 10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT… AVALANCHES. Snider, Laura; Givens, Jamie // Climbing;Dec2011, Issue 301, p18
The article presents information on several facts about the snow slides called Avalanches, which have killed several climbers in the U.S. As stated, the most lethal snow slide is known as Slab Avalanche and about 90 percent of avalanches occur on slopes with angles between 30 and 45 degrees....
- Column Counsel. MACDONALD, DOUGALD // Climbing;Feb2012, Issue 312, p24
The article reports on the advice of experts Roger Strong, Dawn Glanc, and Raphael Slawinski regarding ice pillar climbing. According to Slawinski, climbers must not climb a feature that they are afraid to stand under and consider weather and ice conditions. It says that Strong suggests them to...
- The Manual. // Backpacker;Mar2010, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p44
The article presents a guide for crossing a spring snowfield including descending on slopes and self-arrest tips to stop any fall.
- Straight up ice. Krakauer, Jon // National Geographic;Dec96, Vol. 190 Issue 6, p82
Discusses the sport of ice climbing. History of ice climbing; How Yvon Chouinard helped changed ice climbing in 1966; Why climbers choose to climb ice; Comments from climbers; The author's experience climbing the ice wall at the cliff of Frenchman Coulee in Washington State; Colorado's Ouray...
- COOL VACATION. Hamalainen, Karina // Science World;2/22/2010, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p12
The article focuses on Girls on Ice, a free program wherein girls from the U.S. and Canada trekked Mount Baker in the Cascades mountain range of Washington State.
- The art of ice climbing. Hochman, Paul // Ski;Dec95, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p72
Focuses on the art of ice climbing. Gear and equipment used in ice climbing; Author's experience as a novice climber; Fear of climbing and death. INSET: Getting started..
- Curtain call. Prichard, Nancy // Women's Sports & Fitness;Jan/Feb96, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p50
Recounts the author's ice climbing adventures in the Rocky Mountains. Description of the trail; Popularity of scaling waterfall ice; How the author got started in ice climbing; Challenges of climbing frozen waterfalls; Information on five ice climbing schools across North America. INSET:...