Basic Ice Climbing Course
by the Chinese Mountaineering Association in February 2002  
Next, it was time to climb some gradual inclines. We were introduced various stepping techniques, such as the French and the Austrian. We were also taught the use of the ice axe to aid walking on gradual slopes
As the gradient gets steeper, we had to switch to the technical ice tool
We also practiced making ascends and descends with fixed rope protection


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