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How to Succeed on Winter Alpine Routes

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Ade Miller offers some tips on how to succeed on winter alpine routes.

Rehearse the climb. If youâ??re trying do a winter ascent of a line that climbs a summer route then climb the route in summer at least once. Getting off route in winter will waste time and saps your momentum. Iâ??ve failed more than once after a slowing of upward movement turned into full blown retreat.

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  1. BJ, yeah, I was wondering if someone would comment on that one. All of the tips in the article are good, but the one I quoted seemed intriguing. I guess from a descent point of view it makes sense, but I’m likely not inclined to do the route twice!