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Mike Barter

Mike's Mail Episode 2

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In this edition Mike gives advice on how to maintain a lasting relationship. As http://youtube.com/sawbackwc asks mike his secrets to being a guide and yet maintaining a healthy relationship.

At what angle do you place a ice screw? http://youtube.com/mgbanach makes the bold statement that you always place a ice screw at a positive angle. (Downward so that the hanger is tilted in the angle of pull/load.) This was a comment make on the http://youtube.com/mikebarter387 site. Mike however is not really so sure that you can make a definitive statement like this and that perhaps ice quality may come into play also.

Kid and the outdoors. http://youtube.com/domu888 Domu has a 2.5 year old kid who he wants to introduce to the outdoors. I have a unit the exact same age so I can relate to his situation. I also have units 14 and 1`5 years of age and will take the same approach that I took with them I suppose. The youngest Jaxx is on the Banff climbing team and the oldest doesn’t climb as well but skis like greased lightning.

 

 

 

Links to this episode.

 

Will Gadd has a good point and so do your crampons

http://gravsports.blogspot.com/2007/01/ice-screw-testing.html

 

Craig Luebben test found in Google Books

http://books.google.ca/books?id=eLJNVA3FwScC&pg=PA150&lpg=PA150&dq=ice+screw+testing+Craig+Luebben&source=bl&ots=lWZyYDwFVo&sig=KVQscEwybg25tUKcXMr6LXlkETg&hl=en&ei=s1jQS6WgOZyotAOsjcDUDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CAoQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

Chris Harmston/Black Diamond

http://www.needlesports.com/advice/placingscrews.htm

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