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mountaineer click to hear : mountaineer

Person who climbs mountains.
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ice ax pants legging mountaineering boot spike front point crampon strap ice screw ice piton hammer ax mitten mountaineering shovel piton-carrier carabiner rope helmet lamp chock climbing harness parka knapsack hood helmet

ice ax click to hear : ice ax

Small ax used by the mountaineer for cutting footholds, judging snow depth, gaining a firm grip in ice or hard-packed snow, etc.

pants click to hear : pants

Waterproof pants that usually extend below the knee.

legging click to hear : legging

Piece of sturdy waterproof fabric that covers the leg.

mountaineering boot click to hear : mountaineering boot

Sturdy shoe with spikes that is used to advance over snow or ice.

spike click to hear : spike

Pointed object that provides balance and prevents slipping when the mountaineer is moving over snow or ice.

front point click to hear : front point

Each of the front spikes; they are tilted at a 45° angle.

crampon strap click to hear : crampon strap

Strap used to attach spikes to the sole of the shoe.

ice screw click to hear : ice screw

Threaded metal tube that is screwed into ice or hard-packed snow to help with belaying and advancing.

ice piton click to hear : ice piton

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 ax click to hear : hammer ax

Hammer that doubles as an ice ax; it is used to drive in pitons, cut footholds, break ice on the rock face, etc.

mitten click to hear : mitten

Covering with a separation only for the thumb, providing better protection against the cold while allowing the wearer to grasp objects.

mountaineering shovel click to hear : mountaineering shovel

Instrument used to dig and remove snow.

piton-carrier click to hear : piton-carrier

Metal ring on which pitons are hung.

carabiner click to hear : carabiner

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.

rope click to hear : rope

Thin cable with a braided center core that makes it stretchy and strong and a woven sheath that surrounds and protects the core.

helmet lamp click to hear : helmet lamp

Lamp that is attached to the helmet so that the mountaineer’s hands remain free.

chock click to hear : chock

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.

climbing harness click to hear : climbing harness

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.

parka click to hear : parka

Waterproof sports jacket with long sleeves, a drawstring hood and waist and gathered wrists.

knapsack click to hear : knapsack

Travel or hiking bag that is worn on the back and is used to transport clothing, camping equipment, etc.

hood click to hear : hood

Headgear that covers the head and neck with an opening for the face.

helmet click to hear : helmet

Solid piece of equipment to protect the head from falling rocks or impacts with rock or ice.