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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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Ski Mountaineering - It's for you!

There is far more to ski mountaineering than quiche eating, mullets and Ray-Ban sunglasses. For many Brits visiting the Alps in winter, the biggest set back is trudging through waist deep snow and failing to get to any routes at all. British Mountain Guide and ski...

8 Common Climbing Accidents And How to Avoid Them

Some are easy to quantify and avoid and others are far more complex, but here Jack Geldard explores 8 common climbing accidents and gives some advice on how to avoid them. From rock fall to abseiling to snapping slings, there's some wise words in...

Abseil Knots Explained

Following recent online discussion stemming from a Rock & Ice article about appropriate abseil knots - and some confusion over certain types of knot and their misnomers - we asked Jack Geldard to clarify the key points...

Self Rescue for Climbers 4 - Prusiking Up a Rope

In part 4 of this short video series, Steve Long shows how to prussik up a rope. "The ability to climb a rope is most likely to be required as a complementary skill to abseiling.


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