A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO TYPES OF CLIMBING

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In addition to the technical skills, alpine climbers excel at “suffering” – learning to cope with extreme conditions and minimal resources. Understanding and reading weather and snow patterns is very important. Perhaps more so than any other group of climbers, alpine climbers care about having the lightest gear possible as they must carry in everything they need.

Both free and aid skills are useful in alpine scenarios, and it is important to have all these tools in your repertoire before heading to the mountains.

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