An offshoot of mountaineering, ice climbing has roots in high-altitude glaciers and gigantic frozen falls. But today the sport is almost as accessible as its rock-based cousin. And it’s no surprise that the sport will appeal to the adventurous spirit of your Scouts and Venturers.
A YOUNG COUPLE WALKS barefoot across the Mesquite Flat Dunes, a vast expanse of hundred-foot-high sand hills in California’s Death Valley National Park. It’s a few minutes past 11 on a 60-degree morning, and the