Select A Tech Tip:Tech tips by Alaska Mountain Guides
Packing your Sea Kayak
Be Tarp Smart!
Iodine use for water purification
Comfortable sleeping on the snow
Minimizing stops while thermal regulating
Don’t lose your gear while snow camping
Mountain / Glacier
Sea Kayak Tech Tips
Melting Snow To Get Water?
Sharing Tent Anchors
Tent Anchors - Check Them Frequently!
Tent Anchors - Big Rock/Little Rock
Tent Guy Line Knots
A great practice for alpine climbing is to clip your ice axe leash into a locking carabineer on your harness instead of looping the leash around your wrist. By attaching your ice axe this way, you can plunge the ice axe into the snow and have the use of both hands while remaining on a self-belay. This comes in handy when passing anchors, changing layers, getting into your pack, etc. It also eliminates the need to switch the leash from hand to hand when changing directions. Using this technique also assures that in the event of a fall, your ice axe is with you.