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  • Physicist
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revised How to pull one's partner from a crack/crevasse when skiing?
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revised How to pull one's partner from a crack/crevasse when skiing?
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revised Mountaineering / glacial traverse: rope-up or go it alone?
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revised Best type of rope for glacier travel?
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Oct
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comment How to walk as a roped party on a glacier?
@Vorac They should, but that requires that everyone notices immediately and physics is quite merciless here. Now imagine that the last one in the row stumbles and nobody sees that until they get hit by the tightening rope. At that point the fallen one might be stopped as he transfers his momentum to the other members which then are kicked off their feet and start to slide. Compare pp. 26 and sequential of the presentation linked in my answer.
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comment How to prepare for a long rocky alpine route, which is unusual for me?
I have to contradict in two points: moving together on the rope without any anchored protection in terrain where a fall is possible (glaciers are a special topic here) is highly dangerous as it contains the risk that the whole rope party will go down and this risk is higher than the individual risks of the singles members. Also advising on taking only a 15 to 20m rope on a several hundred meters elevation gain route is only useful in a very limited number of cases while it might be highly dangerous for many other situations. If one takes a short rope, one should very exactly know the route.