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riding snow mobiles to ice climbs?


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J.C. Penny · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 15

Has anybody done it? Logistics?
Any first hand advice will be appreciated.

Marty Theriault · · Quebec, QC · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 310

its a pretty obvious one.... if you can wing it , do it! way faster! make sure land owners permit it!

J.C. Penny · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 15

Where in Canada?

climbing coastie · · Wasilla, AK · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 90

It's quite common to use a sled to approach climbs in Alaska.

Just Solo · · Colorado Springs · Joined Nov 2003 · Points: 80

I don't see why not, provided there are no access issues. The only other thing might be avy problems. Most ice climbs around here require a decent amount of bushwacking and/or non vehicular access trails. So, use would be somewhat limited in CO I would think.

cms829 · · NJ · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 90

used to do it all the time in the western Adirondacks. However you need to be sure you arent trespassing on land your not allowed to be on when riding. Its easy to do unless your on state trails. Which I always was.

It all depends where your thinking of doing this. I used my sled to access remote public areas that probably never saw another climber. It was a lot of fun and got us from a to b.

Just dont loose your sled key while climbing. As far as logistics? Dont know that there really are any. Ride and climb.

Nick Weicht · · Valdez, AK · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 19,142

Its how we hit a lot of the good stuff in Alaska, Be careful not to tear the seat and enjoy the fast approach.

J.C. Penny · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 15

Sweet. Any ice in Alaska in the summmertime? I would assume, yes.

christoph benells · · tahoma · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 235

in summertime on the glaciers there is climbable ice, or on denali in june...probably not gonna be taking a snowmobile to either of those places though..

J.C. Penny · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 15

How is Anchorage for ice climbing in summer? Best months to be there in a van?
In general how hard is it to stay under the radar in a van in Anchorage when it comes to overnight? Very possible work gigs for the following summer may be opening up.

J.C. Penny · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 15

A little off subject but we took a low blow for any easily accessible climb able ice in BC this year, darn global warming!

christoph benells · · tahoma · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 235

forget the snowmobile, fly TAT

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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