[pct-l] Ice axe
rlmezoff at cybermesa.com
Thu Sep 21 19:26:02 CDT 2006
I don't necessarily mean to prolong a subject that I'm sure has been
covered in detail before, but I'm a newbie and am planning on hiking
the trail in 2007. Buying an ice axe doesn't seem like the problem--
learning how to use it does. Since I live in New Mexico, I'm pretty
sure I couldn't even buy an axe here much less find a course to train
me in it's use. Can anyone suggest a good course or organization
that offers courses where I might get practice with the axe and some
other basic snow mountaineering training? I do have a friend in
Seattle who would love it if I visited, so if there was something
near there that was 1-3 days, I would certainly consider it....
otherwise maybe somewhere in Colorado?
Rebecca the mesa-hiker
On Sep 21, 2006, at 12:24 PM, Shelly Culbertson wrote:
> On 9/21/06, Corky Corcoran <corcoran at corky.cc> wrote:
>> You want as light as possible. Most of the time it is dead weight.
> I know a couple of thru-hikers who used the ULA Helix this year,
> and were
> satisfied with it. It was not excessively fragile (did not sustain
> enroute) and was successfully deployed for self-arrests.
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