/ ice axe lanyards
BTW was on Dorsal arete at the time and the axe would have fallen into left forked gully. If any extremely kind person finds it please get in touch, it would be hugely appreciated. Lost on Sat 2nd March.
There was a chap at Glen Nevis YHA on Sat eve who had found an axe and I am sure he said in SCNL. He said he would check UKC. I would change the title of this thread so he can see it if he looks.
I have mine clipped into a bit of 5mm cord, so no metal to metal issues.
Apparently it's an issue: http://coldthistle.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/another-critical-look-at-ice-tools-and.html
Also by clipping into a loop of cord, wiregates can't unclip themselves through twisting. The problem with using screwgates is that they are heavier and can freeze up. Larksfooting a loop of cord/tape round the axe - I've not tried this but the Grivel Double Spring Leash is available without krabs at a very cheap price and it would be easy to make your own loops.
Personally I also clip the other end into a small sling that has a waist clip-in point that clips in to the harness and a chest clip-in point for the other end of the lanyards - I find this stops the lanyards getting tangled in the gear on your harness so much.
Wonder if it would work with modern spring leashes?
Not really needed though, seems to work fine without.
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