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Stas Beskin Explains New Technique for Delicate, Dangerous Ice

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Before demonstrating what he describes as a “new technique” he has developed in the world of ice climbing this season, the Macedonian daredevil Stas Beskin explains: “This technique isn’t going to change anything on regular, waterfall ice … it only shines on terrain that is unprotectable: skinny, freestanding pillars; free-hanging icicles. … I’ve developed a technique … that does not displace any ice at all—at. all. Because of this a whole new dimension of ice opens up. Ice that nobody climbed because of the chances of getting the chop were too high? Not anymore.”

What do y’all think of this? Visionary? Insane? Both?


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