Ice Axes and Crampons

I did a little research on my Mt. Toubkal, Morocco hike this weekend. Four key words lept from the page: “ice axe, crampons, and fatalities.” It turns out that my little 14,000 footer is going to require some mountaineering skill too! I’m so scared! Ahem. I mean, I’m so excited! I never thought I’d be learning how to use an ice axe and crampons in the Atlas Mountains, of all places. If I’d really wanted to add these skills to my toolbox I could have could have done so in the comfort of my backyard in Utah.

It’s time to kick the training into high gear. I think I’d better get to the climbing gym, and tell my trainer, Shane, that it’s time for more of those killer pull-ups!

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