Hazard: The front part, where the points connect to the crampons
, can break, posing a fall hazard.
Besides the crampon
components, the laser cuts a variety of climbing aids such as safety pins, grappling hooks, tools to help remove gear from rock cracks, and ski binding parts that are cut from stainless and aluminum plate.
Remedy: Replace Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact the firm for a free pair of replacement crampons
- footwear usually reserved for mountaineers - has recently proved invaluable when feeding the pheasants on our very steep and muddy grass and bracken banks.
We are seasoned hikers, but not with crampons
and full gear.
Hikers should take sturdy winter walking boots to which crampons
can be attached, and an ice axe.
Phil Benbow of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team said: "It's essential in these conditions to have an ice axe and crampons
- and the ability to use them.
When snowshoeing uphill, you want to press down on the front of your boots and snowshoes to help the crampons
under your toes grip the snow ahead of you.
Instead, he grabbed his ice axe, ropes and crampons
and headed up toward the avalanche with expedition leader Garrett Madison, who spent the next two days digging through the ice, retrieving bodies.
The annual Spring Climb School is an entry-level course suitable for anyone interested in climbing with ropes, crampons
and other technical gear that are used to navigate hazardous terrain.
It was interesting to get up in the high mountains to learn how to build snow holes and use ice axes and crampons
, which is not something we normally do.
P ulling crampons
from my rucksack as the wind whipped snow from the ground into my face was not much fun.