A C1 crampon is designed for very basic hiking while C2 is suitable for moderate skill-level mountaineering.
An important step to choosing a mountaineering or backpacking pack is selecting the proper fit.
A C3 crampon is a necessity for ice climbing or other extreme forms of mountaineering.
These mountaineering folk talked a different language.
The higher summits in the south are above the tree line and expose great areas of bare rock: mountaineering is here a delightful summer recreation, with camps in the highland forests and ascents to the lofty peaks.