HIGH ALPINE TOURING
Moving over rock and ice a high alpine tour
If you intend to undertake, you need to have laid the foundations. You have to must have experience, feel comfortable in all kinds of terrain, you need rope skills and should be able to navigate in areas without distinct trails. Theory is never a substitute for practical experience – but it is the essential basis for any successful tour. The better informed, prepared and trained you are, the safer you will be in the mountains.
This chapter contains essential information about equipment as well as belay and walking techniques for high alpine touring. How do you tie in to a rope team and what distances should be kept? How do you move safely across firn and ice? How do you climb and descend, how do you traverse, plant an ice axe or self-arrest? You will find all the answers here.