New routing in Alaska’s Revelation Mountains by Kris Irwin Captivated by the immense beauty and virtually untapped lines of ice, snow and rock, the first thing I remember hearing from our pilot is …”Double check that your seatbelts are on”. He then proceeded, without hesitation, to drop us into The Revelations of Alaska. As we begin […]
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Pre-tied V-thread cord While rappelling an ice route I like to save time and energy by having my leaver v-thread cord pre-tied. While packing for a route, I cut up some cord(I use a minimum diameter of 7mm) into 1.2m lengths. This length is enough to encompass the ice in your v-thread and give you […]
The Circus Polar Circus, the showpiece of the Canadian Rockies. Rising over 700m from the famous Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise. It is an alpine climb like no other. The route forms every year without fail, and offers up to nine pitches of quality ice climbing at a moderate grade of water ice […]
Ice Rappel Anchor Tips and Considerations. The ice season is nearing an end but for those still out and about please consider the following: It is well known that the ‘V-Thread’ or the ‘Abalokov’ anchor is a standard practice for rappelling ice climbs. These types of anchors are used by most ice climbers these […]
This Blog is set up for Rockies Ice Specialists guides to share knowledge, opinions (rants and raves as well) about all things frozen and climbable, or anything else that spikes their interest. It is also an open forum for public questions, comments, posting of articles and pictures, selling of goods, notice of events and whatever […]