I was actually pretty amazed at how instincts took over and i rolled and planted this baby in the snow. My fall was in spring corn on a steep slope, though not a no-fall zone. The spring corn was obviously very receptive and had I been on something a little more bullet proof the fall may not have been so routine. Regardless, the utility of this tool is unsurpassed. I know many want to keep the tip covered on the down to avoid impalement, but i'd argue it's the most vital time to carry a whippet in the ready position.
Carry these in all of your mountaineering pursuits as a safety measure and a life saver in the event that you do fall.
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