Tue 26 Sep 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted by Luke F
on Wed, 6 Sep 2017
Leaders: Luke F
Trip standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: No meeting
What's all that gear hiding away in the Mountaineering store?
What are crampons, ice axes, pitons, snow stakes, ice screws, v-threaders, and all that other paraphernalia associated with mountaineering, and how do you use them?
How expensive is mountaineering?
Do you need to be a pro climber to go mountaineering?
I'm scared of heights, how do I overcome this?
What time of the year should I go mountaineering in New Zealand?
What are the techniques to travelling safely over a glacier?
How do I rescue someone (or myself) who's fallen into a crevasse?
How early do I need to get up in the morning for a climb?
How do I plan a trip for mountaineering in New Zealand?
What are some skills I can practice, and exercises I can do in Australia to be ready for an overseas mountaineering trip?
What kind of clothes should I wear?
What kind of boots should I take?
What kind of skills would I learn on a technical mountaineering course (TMC)? Will I be ready to go out climbing independently after completing a course?
Will I feel like going mountaineering again after completing a TMC, is it worth the investment?
For answers to all these questions, and more, come along to a quick Q&A session after the regular Tuesday club meeting.
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