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A guide to ice tools for walkers and climbers

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18/12/2013

The winter hills are demanding, but those who persevere can reap great rewards. Whether you’re traversing majestic snow-clad ridges or mastering the techniques of mixed climbing - to make the most of the winter playground you need the right tools for the job.
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Petzl Nomic & Ergo ice tools: Information & Advice

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05/01/2011

Petzl has announced free repairs if needed of the new 2010 models of Nomic and Ergo ice tools, after problems were discovered with the Griprest handles. The adjustment mechanism of the Griprest can become damaged in use, causing it to become loose. This is not a safety issue. New and old style Quarks, and old style Nomics and Ergos are not affected.
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Hill skills: your first axe and crampons

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05/11/2006

Winter’s nearly here. You’ve got the ideal excuse to nip off to the nearest gear shop and spend some of your hard-earned on shiny new kit. I mean, everyone knows that when there’s snow on the ground you can’t be seen leaving the car park without an ice axe of some sort strapped to the outside of your pack and some nice sharp crampons perilously close to your trusty Platypus.
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Climb skills: Technical tools

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05/11/2006

Like many winter climbers I look forward to the winter season with keen anticipation. I’ll spend hours pondering where the ice will form on “the Ben” this year, and sketch out many a potential trip in my head. But in reality such well made plans tend to fall apart, and the best approach is to remain flexible right up until the last minute. And this means climbing any terrain available; ice, frozen turf and snowed up rock. So just what tools do you need for the job?
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All tooled up

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06/11/2001

From alpenstock to extreme ice, Stu Ingram takes a tour through the history of ice tools.
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