Photo gallery Going after winter — with an axe
Participants learned how to use ice climbing equipment during a Wisconsin Union Winter Carnival event presented by the Hoofers Mountaineering Club on Feb. 5. They were given the opportunity to use an ice axe, set an ice screw and wear crampons in the event along the Memorial Union Terrace shoreline of Lake Mendota.
Adam Remus, Hoofers advisor, demonstrates how to use an ice screw.
A participant selects an ice axe from a table of climbing equipment.
Participants get a feel for using an ice axe.
Participants lace up boots with crampons attached to get a good grip on ice.
Lizz Epp, gear master for the Mountaineering Club, demonstrates how to climb ice.
An ice screw is inserted into an ice mound to provide a handhold for climbing.
Student Hernan Ballard sinks an ice axe into the ice to get a handhold.