TECH TIP: Resting Effectively
By Bela G. Vadasz
On steep ice, rest and recovery during your climb can be paramount. With modern leash-less tools like the Black Diamond Fusion, you can release your grip, drop your hand below your heart and "shake it out".
From a good stance, flex your ankles and knees to bring your hips and center of mass over your front points. Keep your heels low and crampons flat. This forms a good anatomical rest for your entire body as you let blood flow back you your hands.