Ice climbing, ropes and single vs. halfTuesday, January 3rd, 2012 with 4 Comments »

There’s been plenty of debate about the rope systems in ice climbing, weather to use single or half ropes in particularly. Some folks swear to the half ropes, whereas other insist that single ropes are better due to actually lower impact forces. So here’s my take on the topic. To orientate my view, I’m writing […]

Building a belay station on a multi-pitch routeWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 with 6 Comments »

Ice climbing on a multi pitch route opens an entirely new world. You get to places where you other vice wouldn’t, but you also need a lot more knowledge to make such climb safe and efficient. One of most important things on a multi pitch route is the belay stations between the pitches. One needs […]

Clove Hitch on a carabiner from left and rightMonday, January 17th, 2011 with 1 Comment »

I’m writing an article about belay stations on multi pitch climbs (will be released soon, once I’ll get the images taken). While writing it I realized that my autonomous ability, if there ever was some, to create a clove hitch was gone. Especially what comes my left hand, the clove hitch was simply lost. While […]

Kebne Easter Ski Touring and Climbing 2010Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 with Comments Off on Kebne Easter Ski Touring and Climbing 2010

Here are few images from the Kebne Easter Ski Touring and Climbing 2010 event. I originally had a plan to stay there for two weeks, but had to cut it short. Still, we had an opportunity climb to Kebnekaise South Peak, do couple of ski touring trips and climb some ice in Tarfala and Skarttacohkka. […]

Climbing in SpansdalenThursday, March 25th, 2010 with Comments Off on Climbing in Spansdalen

This year our annual Norway ice climbing trip with Jari directed to Spansdalen and was carried out during the first week of March. According to some accounts Spansdalen is an ice climbing heaven. Claim is not far from truth. There are dozens of multi-pitch routes along the valley. The climbs are generally higher and steeper […]

Climbing in Kåfjord valley NorwayTuesday, March 24th, 2009 with Comments Off on Climbing in Kåfjord valley Norway

It’s been over a week since we got back from Kåfjord Valley, Norway. My apologies for the delay with the report. Anyways, I have to say that climbing in Kåfjord were excellent. We had three days of climbing, one fall each day, highest climb roughly 340 meters and 8 pitches. It was kind of late […]

Future topics – feedback appreciatedThursday, January 29th, 2009 with Comments Off on Future topics – feedback appreciated

I have a goal to have a new post at least once a week. I’m planning for future topics and I would like to get your opinion. Currently I’ve got following topics on my drawing board. So let me know if any of these would interest you. Tell also what else you would like to […]

Last years trip to NorwayMonday, January 26th, 2009 with 1 Comment »

While I’ve been waiting to get the schedule of our this year’s “expedition” nailed down, I thought that it would be good time to refresh some of the good memories from the last years ice climbing “expedition”. Luckily it seems that this type of “expedition” with Jari is turning in to a yearly tradition.  During the trip we climbed three ice […]