Winter is coming!
With the winter period fast approaching, this is the time when we give the winter equipment that we hire out to clients a good maintenance check and it's something to think about if you are a winter walker/climber. No harm in checking your crampons fit your boots, the straps and fittings are serviceable and lubricating the metal parts after removing any signs of rust. A good weatherproof bag with velcro opening also makes a difference. Remember that spare parts can be bought for most crampons so think about repairing before buying new. Your ice axe will thank you for a little TLC like filing any burrs and checking length of leash is correct. Lots of other stuff to check and think about for winter but now is the time to start as the weather is sure to bring snow in the coming weeks!