Live stream preview

Watch this video and more on Climbing Tech Tips

Watch this video and more on Climbing Tech Tips

Subscribe Learn More

Already subscribed? Sign in

Alpine: 3. Kicking Steps - Duck Foot, Flat Foot & Front Pointing

Alpine & Mountaineering • 2m 0s

Up Next in Alpine & Mountaineering

  • Alpine: 4. Snow Travel - Chopping Steps

    In this video we look at how to chop steps for climbing snow.

    There are times in the mountains when most of the terrain will be on rock, trails, and talus. This is typically late summer or in the autumn, or lower elevation alpine areas following a lean winter. Sometimes you may choose to leave...

  • Alpine: 5. Snow Travel - Duck Foot

    In this video we look at the duck foot technique for climbing snow.

    When ascending up a snow slope of moderate angle, the most efficient method may be the duck foot method. The French term for this is “pied en canard”. It is similar to the herringbone technique that a skier would do to ascend...

  • Alpine: 6. Snow Travel Considerations

    Snow is an incredible medium on which to travel, and often provides efficient travel conditions. In this video, we look at various aspects of climbing on snow.

    Perfect spring “corn” snow that is well consolidated and soft enough to take a boot kick or ski edge, or firmer snow that takes crampo...