I've always likened thin ice climbing to thin face climbing. His discussion sounds an awful lot like 5. I also found the information about climbing free-hanging pillars particularly interesting, especially the comment "Never, never put protection into anything that you are even moderately concerned about breaking. A local climber's recent episode with a broken pillar at the Hanging Garden comes to mind Ever wondered where the term "steinpull" comes from.
Turns out that Will and his buddies coined the term to describe placing the tip of your tool onto an edge or other feature under a little roof, and pulling up until the head of the tool cams into the roof. This is just one of many cool tips in this chapter. Filled with great pictures illustrating these concepts, the Mixed Climbing chapter gave me lots of ideas to try the next time I went out - and they worked.
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Sure we all know we shouldn't overdress and have to eat well when outdoors in the winter, but in "Dress And Eat For Success" Gadd's humorous description of two teams hiking into the same climb illustrates his points perfectly. I also love the section on "Nutrition For Cold Climbing. On top of that I really agree with his concept of munching and drinking all through the day.
Keeping the fire stoked and being well hydrated is critical to keeping your energy level high, and a high energy level is critical to success on the ice. I've always had a hard time with consistent training, but I found his 3 level approach to make perfect sense. As I understand it, this is about patterning the muscles that are most important to the activity you are pursuing it can remember the movements that you want to execute. I can really relate to this because I was a musician and it is very similar to the way I used to practice.
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