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This is a shot of my arm pushing my jumar up the fixed rope on a steep section of the climb on Ama Dablam's (6856m) SW ridge.

A jumar is a device that clips round the rope and can be pushed upwards but will not slide downwards. It can be used to slide up the rope and then be pulled on to climb higher. But to do this is not "good style" amongst climbers so therefore when we didn't have to use our jumars we climbed as we normally would using only our limbs and the rock to go upwards sliding the jumar up behind us. That way if we were to fall off the jumar would catch us on the rope and save us from a long fall and broken limbs at best and death at worst!

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