Alternative Rope Ascension SystemsOkay, let's face it. Most of us have cheated on skiing this month with our bikes, climbing or other non-skiing activities. However, let's not forget that there's still plenty of skiing left to be had. The skiing is so good in May but often takes more effort to reach or requires extra skill and knowledge bases on the complexity of the terrain. Let's face it, most of the good skiing in spring in involves high elevation north facing terrain which is often home to glaciers. Many people fear and avoid glacier because of crevasse fall potential. Fair enough but with a little knowledge and practice these can be recreated safely. This video below isn't aimed at those with no crevasse rescue knowledge. It's aimed at those who know the struggle of ascending a rope on two prusiks. It works, it's light and incredibly simple but it's also physically demanding. The video below shows some ( not all ) methods of ascending a rope that can be more efficient. The systems are mix and match and can be adapted to your favourite ascension system. For example, a Tibloc can be used in many systems in the video but has not been included. What's your favourite method?