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Person who climbs mountains.
Small ax used by the mountaineer for cutting footholds, judging snow depth, gaining a firm grip in ice or hard-packed snow, etc.
Waterproof pants that usually extend below the knee.
Piece of sturdy waterproof fabric that covers the leg.
Sturdy shoe with spikes that is used to advance over snow or ice.
Pointed object that provides balance and prevents slipping when the mountaineer is moving over snow or ice.
Each of the front spikes; they are tilted at a 45° angle.
Strap used to attach spikes to the sole of the shoe.
Threaded metal tube that is screwed into ice or hard-packed snow to help with belaying and advancing.
Metal spike with a blade that is driven into ice or hard-packed snow; it ends in an eye to which a belay rope can be attached using a carabiner.
Hammer that doubles as an ice ax; it is used to drive in pitons, cut footholds, break ice on the rock face, etc.
Covering with a separation only for the thumb, providing better protection against the cold while allowing the wearer to grasp objects.
Instrument used to dig and remove snow.
Metal ring on which pitons are hung.
Metal ring that opens and closes with a spring-loaded gate and that might be equipped with a locking device; it is used to attach rope to a piton, a chock, etc.
Thin cable with a braided center core that makes it stretchy and strong and a woven sheath that surrounds and protects the core.
Lamp that is attached to the helmet so that the mountaineer’s hands remain free.
Metal device that is inserted into a crack in the rock face and held in place by tension; it is extended by a steel cable to which a carabiner can snap on.
Accessory connected to the belay rope that consists of a number of straps; it supports the mountaineer’s thighs and pelvis, back and sometimes shoulders.
Waterproof sports jacket with long sleeves, a drawstring hood and waist and gathered wrists.
Travel or hiking bag that is worn on the back and is used to transport clothing, camping equipment, etc.
Headgear that covers the head and neck with an opening for the face.
Solid piece of equipment to protect the head from falling rocks or impacts with rock or ice.