DIY Crampons

I bought a pair of Yaktrax Pros for my Everest Base Camp walk. You need some extra traction when you are going to be crossing glaciers like the Khumbu where a fall can be decidedly fatal. I have since seen even lighter ones such as Vargos but I need such things so little I doubt I will be replacing mine. If i had thought about DIY I could have saved myself a few bucks as the series of suggestions below illustrate. A few 1/4″  nuts and some cable ties or even just a used bike tube and a bit of spare time and you are good to go! People are so ingenious.

 

https://www.instructables.com/id/Better-No-Cost-Crampons/

https://www.instructables.com/id/No-Cost-Crampons/

https://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Crampons-for-Ice-and-Snow/

https://www.instructables.com/id/Assured-Foot-Ice-Cleat-Walkers/

See Also:

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2016/07/02/4wd-boots/

 

 

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