In this video series on UKClimbing, we have teamed up with Arc'teryx and mountain guide Peter Mason, to cover a range of basic Alpine and Mountaineering skills.
We will be covering topics such as what to wear, what goes in your backpack, to basic crevasse rescues. We hope you find this series useful for learning basics and polishing up on essentials, but they don't replace proper instruction and years of experience!
In this video, Peter Mason explains a useful knot for walking on glaciers.
OK thanks. I'm definately getting proper instruction if I do get round to glaciers etc, the forum is just for daydreaming and wasting time. I'm a bit worried about the weight, I have a similar problem in caving where I... Red Rover - 04 Aug 2017
I recently had the formative experience of getting my friend out of a deep crevasse in Alaska. He fell 5-6 m down, wearing skis, a 20kg pack and attached to a 10kg pulk haulbag. The two of us on the surface held him... Dave - 03 Aug 2017
There are lots of factors at play when travelling on a glacier, such as snow conditions, comparative weights of the people, angle of slope you are travelling on etc. The system does work but with mis-matched weights... scott webster - 02 Aug 2017
OK thanks. I get it now, you hold the fall then transfer the weight onto an anchor, then take some coils off and use that rope to set up the Z rig? I'm trying to learn glacier stuff so I can do more stuff (might hire a... Red Rover - 02 Aug 2017
Yes stopper knots will make a hauling system considerably more difficult (but not impossible) as you will have to by-pass the knots, alternatively you can set-up a haul on the clean part of the rope, i.e. the rope in... scott webster - 02 Aug 2017