HIGH ALPINE BASICS
HIGH ALPINE TOURING EQUIPMENT AND KNOT TECHNIQUES
High alpine touring is the pinnacle of mountaineering. It is where rock meets ice. It will challenge you to be a complete mountaineer. Body, spirit, fitness, strength and ability. High alpine tours are physically demanding, requiring knowledge of the terrain, its potential dangers and the technical equipment involved.
But high alpine tours are as fascinating as they are challenging. They offer the promise of hugely memorable experiences in unforgettable landscapes. Grossglockner, Gran Paradiso, Dom or Dufourspitze – anyone venturing up the three and four thousand meter summits in the Alps needs to have sound knowledge of every aspect, from tour planning and crevasse rescue, to meteorology and geographical orientation.
This first chapter of the SAFETY ACADEMY LAB ICE provides clear, informative introductions and tutorials about high alpine equipment and knot techniques – as well as tour tips for beginners and experienced climbers alike.