- n. Plural form of crampon.
“When that was over and we were sitting at the base of the Glacier we had our safety chats and put the little ice climby helper thingies called crampons on our boots and we were ready to start climbing up what the guides called "Hells mountain".”
“Not all hipposandals have the 'crampons' But she says that horses in the Roman period were unlikely to be shod as a matter of course.”
“But you don't have to bring crampons to feel at home.”
“The grating of granite beneath our crampons, the tinkling of powder as we float through a slope of unbroken snow, the vast roar of the ocean as we drop in on a reef break: these are the mediums through which we understand ourselves.”
“From a shot of fantastical ice spikes in the Andes to Ed Cooper's intense photos of climbers scaling vertical faces, each is so compelling it may leaving you longing for your own set of crampons.”
“So a significant chunk of the U.S. contingent scheduled to be here — where the snow is whisked away and the World Economic Forum laptop bags came equipped with crampons to put on your wingtips —ended up getting snowed in back home.”
“They are both clever and funny and – despite tenure at the Brit school – it feels like they have clawed their way up out of leftfield with crampons.”
“Earlier this year, crews from the pyramid, as it is usually known, strapped on crampons and installed a weather station on the south col of Everest at about 8,000m.”
“Climbers had reported that they barely needed crampons for the climb, there was so much bare rock, Tenzing said.”
“The winter-skills courses cover navigation, avalanche awareness and use of ice axes and crampons.”
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