Crossing a glacier seems easy. Still, it’s necessary to be ‘roped up’ in order to avoid any accidents. A fall in a crevasse is a custom event unfortunately. If you ever ended up in a crevasse, there is an easy way to get yourself out of it: the Texas Prusik safety system.
Necessities: about 5,5 meter 6mm accessory cord
- Make a loop in your rope (rope should be equal to your length) by using a double Fishermen’s Bend
2. Make an extra loop by using a figure eight on a bight
The extra loop should be long enough to wind three times around your climbing rope (about 18 cm)
- Make a loop (18 cm), in your rope (twice your own length) by using a figure eight on a bight
2. Use a stopper knot at the ends of your rope
3. Use both ends to make two foot loops by using a Fishermans knot
Attach the slings to your climbing rope
- Attach the harness sling and footsling to your climbing rope before crossing a glacier by using a Prusik knot. Your foot sling should be the closest to your climbing harness.