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Mar
23
answered What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
Mar
23
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
Note 3: never ever clip carabiner A/B directly into your belay loop, or it will be destroyed instantly by the passing rope.
Mar
23
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
Note 2: if you are using locking carabiners, only three are required (B may be omitted). Please correct me if there are some advice against this. Also, if C is a locking carabiner too, it is really MUCH safer. Imagine that C turns around when you release the weight from the ropes for a moment... In fact, we are usually using 1 carabiner in place of A and two carabiners at C, gates flipped, to make sure at least one gate will not get opened by the passing rope.
Mar
23
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
Note that with this device you brake by lifting your hand up, not by putting it behind your back as with most belay plates. So you should bring your reflexes under strict control.
Feb
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can rope/cordage be packed to minimize tangles?
Feb
19
answered Trekking poles: Collapsed or fixed?
Feb
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can rope/cordage be packed to minimize tangles?
Feb
12
comment Roping together on an icy path?
@BenCrowell, right, the conditions may vary. Still, for an unexperienced man it's had to tell one from another, and his self-arrest performance will also be lower. Imho, from your answer someone might imply that they just need an ice axe, so my point was to explain a little more how all the components of safety go together.
Feb
11
answered Roping together on an icy path?
Feb
11
comment Roping together on an icy path?
@BenCrowell, you definitely can self-arrest with trekking poles, done it many times. It's just a different kind of technique. Of course, not as effective as with an ice axe. And not on the ice, only on the snow. Still, there are few mountaineers who can self-arrest even with an ice axe properly on ice steeper than 10 degrees.
Jan
4
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
11
awarded  Scholar
Dec
11
accepted How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Dec
11
comment How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Welcome to Outdoors.StackExchange! It looks like that you were commenting to newenglander's answer about breathing. Than this should be a comment, not an answer. You can oress "add comment" below the answer to leave comments. Still, your advice about swinging arms and legs would be a good answer, but this just duplicates one of the already existing answers. If you want to emphasise something that was not mentioned before, please feel free to edit your answer. You can find more info about this site and its conventions here: outdoors.stackexchange.com/about
Dec
11
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Nov
29
answered Is it really that unsafe to touch a stranger's wound?
Nov
29
comment Avoiding tangles when leading on double ropes
Just a short comment not worth an answer: it becomes much better with practice. When I was younger, I could easily mess up just 2 ropes when rappeling: a rappeling rope and a belay rope. Now it improved much. And I've once seen a team of pros do a very complex operation during rescue competition and all their 6 ropes were perfectly fine.
Nov
29
comment How to use a Rap Ring
...And the reason why you need a rap ring or a carabiner is that you shouldn't pass the rope throught the loop directly. In such a case if the rope slips a little, the rope-to-loop friction destros the loop instantly and you fall down.
Nov
27
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Nov
15
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