/ NEWS: REPORT: Kandersteg Ice Festival 2012
The event had workshops, a competition and of course a huge party...
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Perhaps due to the fact there is hee haw ice available at the moment?
But still, you are correct.
Kandersteg is all about the festival, they dont have a lead comp so that it will attract everyone from pros through to beginners. Its a friendly vibe and just a bit of fun to start the competition season.
Drytooling could be described as aid climbing in the same way that ice axes are used as a form of aid to ascend vertical ice. Its only training for the real stuff anyway.