[pct-l] Steep Snow Travel

Stephen Adams reddirt23 at att.net
Fri Feb 3 19:13:21 CST 2017

I have been going over some of the previous years videos of folks traversing steep snow in the Sierra.  Yikes!  Anyone actually know how to carry and use an ice axe...  Oh my gosh, scary.  I noted several trail traverses where folks, if taking a tumble would be at least injured.  Why not put the hiking poles on your pack and use the axe as it was intended, to save you from harm or save your life, and perhaps for others who may have to rescue you down that icy rocky slope.  I noted also that folks don't seem to take the idea of having a lanyard on the axe very seriously either...  Anybody ever read the Mountaineering guide anymore?  

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