Some articles on angle ice, ice:
... Pied à plat A crampon technique in the French style to climb on high-angle ice with feet flat on the ice (as opposed to front-pointing) ... Pied assis A crampon technique in the French style to rest on high-angle ice with one foot tucked under the buttocks, toes pointed straight down-slope ... Pied en canard A crampon technique in the French style to walk on moderate-angle ice with toes pointed outward literally, "duck footed" ...
Famous quotes containing the words ice and/or angle:
“When the ice is covered with snow, I do not suspect the wealth under my feet; that there is as good as a mine under me wherever I go. How many pickerel are poised on easy fin fathoms below the loaded wain! The revolution of the seasons must be a curious phenomenon to them. At length the sun and wind brush aside their curtain, and they see the heavens again.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
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—George Berkeley (16851753)