Using the two front-points on you crampons to ascend or descend steep snow or ice. On hard ice, only a few millimetres of the front points need to be kicked into the ice to securely move up or down. It is, however, tiring on your calves, which take most of the strain!

About Cameron Speirs

Born and brought up in the Scottish Highlands, Cameron, has been interested in outdoor pursuits since he was a wee lad. Over the last few decades he has climbed extensively in the Italian Dolomites as well as summiting the Matterhorn and several other 4000m alpine peaks. Closer to home he has spent many wonderful weekends mountaineering and biking in Snowdonia, Cairngorms, Glen Coe, Skye and Lochaber.
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