Winter Skills in Cwm Lloer, the Carneddau, Snowdonia.
Paddy enjoying his first winter session in the mountains. In the photograph he is learning to use a mountaineering axe on a short but steep section of ground (Winter grade 1/2).
During this session we used 2 types of axes so that you can experience the advantages and disadvantages of each axe.
A walking axe: This axe is between 60-75cm in length. It is useful as a walking aid, to arrest in the event of a fall and used to cut steps if required.
A mountaineering axe: This axe is between 50-65cms in length. Used for walking and climbing, ideal for cutting steps, to arrest in the event of a fall and used with a rope as a belay anchor.
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