Ice screw placement, stations, abalakovs: a video on the basics of ice climbing
When waterfalls freeze and gullies are in shape again in the mountains, ice climbers sharpen the blades of their ice axes and bring out all their winter paraphernalia.
This film presents ice screw placement techniques, the creation of belay stations and abalakovs for ice climbing. We discuss the technical points, but remember that when ice climbing, it is particularly important to remain very aware of the environment you are progressing through. The ice quality, its structure, the terrain above, and recent temperature variations are essential factors to consider before committing to an ice climb.