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Fox glacier ice anchor testing

Over the Edge Rescue teamed up with Fox Glacier Guiding to undertake ice anchor testing in 2016. This testing was phase 1 to get a winter baseline to verify anchors were fit for purpose. This ice anchor testing was undertaken at Victoria Flat, Fox Glacier, New Zealand at an altitude of 700m.

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Fox glacier ice anchor testing

  1. 1. Ice Anchor Testing Fox Glacier
  2. 2. TEST # 1 – Ice screw – 15.92kN
  3. 3. TEST # 2 – Ice screw – 18.70kN
  4. 4. TEST # 3 – Ice screw – 17.28kN
  5. 5. TEST # 3 – Ice screw – 17.28kN
  6. 6. TEST # 4 – Ice screw – 14.82kN
  7. 7. TEST # 5 – Ice screw – 15.04kN
  8. 8. TEST # 6 – Ice screw – 15.94kN
  9. 9. TEST # 7 – V-thread – 7.24kN
  10. 10. TEST # 8 – V-thread – 4.74kN
  11. 11. TEST # 9 – V-thread – 10.96kN
  12. 12. TEST # 10 – A-thread – 10.18kN
  13. 13. TEST # 11 – A-thread – 12.86kN
  14. 14. TEST # 11 – A-thread – 12.86kN
  15. 15. TEST # 12 – A-thread – 10.90kN
  16. 16. TEST # 12 – A-thread – 10.90kN
  17. 17. TEST # 13 – Ice screw +50mm – 12.18kN
  18. 18. TEST # 13 – Ice screw +50mm – 12.18kN
  19. 19. TEST # 13 – Ice screw +50mm – 12.18kN
  20. 20. TEST # 14 – Ice screw +50mm – 13.74kN
  21. 21. TEST # 14 – Ice screw +50mm – 13.74kN
  22. 22. TEST # 15 – Ice screw +50mm – 13.32kN
  23. 23. TEST # 15 – Ice screw +50mm – 13.32kN
  24. 24. For the full report head to: overtheedgerescue.com/blog/

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