A C1 crampon is designed for very basic hiking while C2 is suitable for moderate skill-level mountaineering.
An important step to choosing a mountaineering or backpacking pack is selecting the proper fit.
A C3 crampon is a necessity for ice climbing or other extreme forms of mountaineering.
These mountaineering folk talked a different language.
The higher summits in the south are above the tree line and expose great areas of bare rock: mountaineering is here a delightful summer recreation, with camps in the highland forests and ascents to the lofty peaks.
Tyndall, The Glaciers of the Alps (1860), Mountaineering in 1861 (1862), and Hours of Exercise in the Alps (1871); J.
In the early fifties of the 19th century the taste for mountaineering rapidly developed for several very different reasons.
Meurer, Handbuch der alpinen Sport (1882), Katechismus fur Bergsteiger (1892), and Der Bergsteiger im Hochgebirge (1893); and C. Wilson, Mountaineering (1893, " All England " series).
Dent and others, Mountaineering (1892, 3rd ed., 1900, " Badminton Library "); the Manuel d'Alpinisme (1904, publ.