The 2021/22 UIAA European Tour kicked off in November. After the cancellation of last season (apart from a single competition in France) it was amazing to have the competition circuit back up and running at last. The GB Ice Climbing Team, consisting of four athletes - Caitlin Connor, Matt Foot, Willis Morris and Neil Blake - had been training hard throughout the past year of the pandemic in the anticipation that this year's season would go ahead as planned.
> Is eating your ice axe a new thing?
Know as pirate technique or swashbuckling style (SS) as a man on Shackleton's expedition (of shady sea origins) used to swing off their boat from a rope with an ice axe in his mouth to break up or push away smaller icebergs. This represents the earliest form of DTS development.