Victor was a few feet below, moving like an exhausted old man as he front-pointed up slowly on his crampons .
In fact, you'd probably need crampons in order to walk.
This month, alpinist Mark Synnott tests the sharpest new ice axes, crampons , ice screws, leashes, and screamers.
Hinged crampons are used for mountaineering and snow climbing, not ice climbing.
So carry a lightweight rope, harnesses, ice axe, crampons , and ascenders.
To scale the 35 metres you need climbing boots, crampons , two ice axes, a helmet, a harness, plus a head for heights.
Boot soles are chevroned for hiking and accept crampons for climbing up icy chutes.
Use good judgment and go to boot crampons and hand tools if need be.
The 650-foot gully was so steep it required ice axes, crampons , ropes, and belays to ascend it.
The crampons went clack-clack, sharply, the metal points ringing in his ears with each step.