Using fixed lines – series

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Using fixed lines, part 1

Using fixed lines, part 1

On big peaks it’s routine to make use of fixed lines (or ropes), but how do they work? In this series, Tim Mosedale explains the methods he uses when leading high-altitude expeditions… Whether you love or loathe the idea, a lot of the big mountains usually have sections of what we call ‘fixed ropes’ put in place to allow expedition members, Climbing Sherpas and High Altitude Porters (HAPs) to progress up and down the route safely. One of the fundamental reasons is that it is usually easier, and safer, to equip sections of the mountain with rope than to have people … Read more »

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