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Article: Ice Climbing 101
OVERALL NOT BAD.
I THINK I WOULD TONE DOWN THE HARD SWINGING THOUGH;OVERDRIVING YOUR TOOLS ,BLUNTING YOUR TOOLS AND DESTROYING THE ICE ARE NOT GOALS.
THE BEST ICE CLIMBERS IVE BEEN WITH, MOVE LIKE CATS.
I ALWAYS SAY THAT THERE'S TWO PERIODS OF CLIMBING AT ICE CLIMBIMG AREAS;BEFORE AND AFTER (THE KIDDIES LEAVE WITH THEIR NEW TOYS)

Article: Ice Climbing 101
I've taken two falls on ice:1 on Miller's thriller/Finger of Fate(can't remember which-they're kinda next to each other) in Utah and Linda Ice Nine in Banff.in Utah it was at least 30+' and in Banff I'm guessing at least 60',both where from poor judgement.
No broken bones,lacerations or severe injuries and both held by a single screw.
I trust a well place screw more than many rock placements.
Use your judgement.stay calm,use screamers and remember no matter what anybody says including Chouinard you can't learn to climb ice in a day.