Sometimes we need to thread the rope through a lower off if we are the last person to descend.
A slip in winter can result in you hurtling down a slope very quickly, possibly with disastrous consequences. This film shows how the ice axe can be used to bring you to a stop should you slip – a potential life saver.
- The bollard should be horseshoe-shaped, and not tear-shaped, to keep as much snow in the anchor as possible.
- The bollard can be padded with cardboard, clothing or ice-axes to stop the rope cutting through snow.
- If it is used as an absail anchor, the ice axes and padding can be removed when the last person absails.
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