Photo Of The Day – Some Need Ice, Some Don’t

Title: Some Need Ice, Some Don’t

Location: Haffner Creek, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Known as mixed climbing, or sometimes called dry tooling when no ice is involved, climbing technical rock with ice tools is often necessary when the ice doesn’t make it all the way to the ground.  Unlike the ice climber on the left, the mixed climber will attempt to simple place his tools and not smash into the rock, relying on balance and proper placement to advance up the rock. 

Photography Copyright Peter West Carey

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