Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Snowcraft skills at Temple

The is one of the students from Cust learning the snowcraft skills of walking in snow and using an iceaxe. The rope is 'belayed' on an italian hitch to a deadman(anchor), as the snow compactability was zero. The rope was more of a raise than a belay, and considered a third point of contact(first two being feet and axe). Also note the run off slope.The children enjoyed their visit to Temple basin.

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