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ARTICLE: Avalanche Basics Part 2: Staying Safe

Avalanche Basics Part 2: Staying Safe

In part 1 of this series Mountaineering Instructor Mark Reeves looked at how avalanches occur; here in part 2 he suggests ways to assess the risk, spot the warning signs and stay out of trouble


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SKILLS: Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche

Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche

From the still-evolving science behind them to tips on how best to avoid getting caught out, avalanches are a huge and complex subject. But even a little knowledge could be a life saver. In this two-part article Mountaineering Instructor Mark Reev...

Grappling with Fear - Mid Climb

Sally Lisle shares four simple (but not necessarily easy) tools to help you grapple with fear when it kicks in mid climb... If you are operating on the cusp of controlling/losing control of your fear response, it is highly valuable to have a few techniques...

Franco Cookson's Guide to Headpointing

The evil word. Pre-practice, top roping, working: all synonyms for that most diabolical of threats to stylistic purity. Even before Alastair Lee's aesthetic masterpiece Onsight, headpointing had got a bit of a dubious reputation for allowing Trad...

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Toe-Hooking and Clamping

Neil Gresham continues his technique series and the theme of footwork, taking an in-depth look at toe-hooking.

Top Tips Ten Top Tips for Buying Winter Boots

Whether you're a winter walker or a winter climber, buying the right boot can be bewildering, so MIC Jake Phillips has some...

Pertex Expedition Series Pertex Expedition Series Part 4: How to get to Basecamp

In part four, we follow the team as they head to India and begin the journey to Janhukot. They explain...

Becoming a British Mountain Guide

Aspirant British Mountain Guide shares some thoughts and tips that he's learnt whilst preparing for the BMG training scheme.

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