Taking a lead fall on iceSunday, March 4th, 2012 with 1 Comment »

I have always considered my self as a pretty careful ice climber. I try to put in protection pretty often and climb well within my abilities. It’s been years since I’ve taken a lead fall on ice. Then all of a sudden I took two couple of weeks ago, while climbing in Tamokdalen, Norway. Well, […]

The three most stupid (and potentially deadly) things I’ve done on the mountainsThursday, March 5th, 2009 with Comments Off

During the last few weeks I’ve been writing an article about climbing in real mountain conditions as opposed to average Finnish ice climbing conditions. As a part of this process I just started to memorize all the stupid things I’ve done on the mountains. Trust me, there have been plenty of those, many of which […]

Almost a serious accidentSaturday, January 17th, 2009 with 6 Comments »

Typically I’m fairly careful climber who tends to avoid unnecessary risks. Obviously there are times when everybody does something stupid, takes a risk he or she shouldn’t or makes a mistake. So far I have been pretty lucky. Apart from frequent burses due falling blocks of ice and one minor fall on ice protection (which […]