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  1. Winter Mountaineering: Snow Anchor Basics

    by on 12-01-2011 at 02:32 PM
    We all love a good frosty climb, but in the winter months, mountaineering becomes a bit more challenging. Snow anchors are useful tools, although they can become problematic due to difficulty in assessing their strength and security. The nature of the snow cover is the determining factor, since the anchor used can only be as strong as the snow in which it's placed.

    In hard packed snow, your anchor can be nearly as stable as a standard rock anchor, but depending on conditions, it could