Weak spots of quality gearSunday, May 2nd, 2010 with 1 Comment »

Some time ago I reviewed Wild Country Helium quickdraws. At the time I just couldn’t find anything negative on them. I’ve used the quickdraws happily ever after. They’ve been great, but since the first article I have discovered some weaknesses too. The realization of the fact that quite a few pieces of quality gear also […]

Review – Grivel Rambo 4 cramponsWednesday, July 22nd, 2009 with Comments Off on Review – Grivel Rambo 4 crampons

It’s been several months since I started this article. It’s already summer – no ice around here. To get head start for next season though to finish this article. It’s about Grivel’s Rambo 4’s. I’ve climbed few times with them earlier on, but got my own late last season. Since then they were fully battleground […]

Starting ice climbing – to get started and essential gearWednesday, January 21st, 2009 with Comments Off on Starting ice climbing – to get started and essential gear

Do you consider starting ice climbing? Do you wonder what kind of gear you should get and how much does it cost? Well, this post is for those of you who do. Though, ice climbing is being placed in to extreme end of extreme sports, in some circles, even more so than rock climbing, it […]

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 […]