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Learn How To Master Ice Climbing With Will Gadd’s 10-minute Video Series. You’ll Get Better, We Guarantee It.

Learn footwork, tool placements, and steep-ice technique from one of the world's best ice climbers.

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Want to master ice, or at least become competent on the frozen medium? You are in luck. One of the world’s most accomplished and knowledgable ice climbers, Will Gadd, is here to help. His nine-part How To Climb Ice series takes you through the entire ice game, from footwork to making V-threads to how to sharpen tools. The information is priceless and comes at you in digestible 10-minute chunks. We’ll post three a week, starting here with Volumes one, two and three covering footwork, steep-ice technique and tool placements. Next week Will will dig into dry tooling for beginners and advanced climbers, plus layout his hard-won advice for pulling steep ice bulges. There’s nothing better you can do to improve your ice game with a mere 30-minute commitment a week, we guarantee it.

Part Two, Ice-Tool Technique

Part Three, Steep-Ice Technique

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