[pct-l] High Sierra Snow: Leaders and followers

AsABat AsABat at 4Jeffrey.Net
Thu Jan 29 22:42:24 CST 2009

Self-taught can be fine sometimes, but you have to consider who is your
teacher and how much experience they have :-)

What you don't get from reading a book and practicing on your own is the
wealth of knowledge that comes from being with those who have been
there, done that, and seen the good and the bad. 

For example, not glissading while wearing crampons. Another, the annual
debate about whether or not to use a lanyard. (The most current teaching
is NOT to use one, as the risk of getting sliced by a dropped axe
strapped to your risk is greater than the risk of falling in most


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