Mountaineering



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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