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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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Castle Helen, Gogarth, one of the many sea-cliffs that require an abseil approach  © Mike Robertson
Castle Helen, Gogarth, one of the many sea-cliffs that require an abseil approach  © Mike Robertson

How to rig an abseil

Double Overhand knot  © Jack Geldard
Double Overhand knot  © Jack Geldard

Abseil Knots Explained

rope(top of brut)  © James Robertson
rope(top of brut)  © James Robertson

Washing Ropes

The Scary Knot Photo  © Alan James
The Scary Knot Photo  © Alan James

8 Common Climbing Accidents And How to Avoid Them


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Avalanche Goat Track Coire an Sneachda Feb 2011  © Mark Diggins

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...

Elaine smiling her way to the top of a classic route in Sella, Costa Blanca.  © Sally Lisle
Elaine smiling her way to the top of a classic route in Sella, Costa Blanca.  © Sally Lisle

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...

Winter boots montage  © Dan Bailey
Winter boots montage  © Dan Bailey

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 advice to help you make that crucial decision.

Seek out the far away places  © Misha Nepogodiev
Seek out the far away places  © Misha Nepogodiev

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.

Pertex Expedition Series  © Pertex
Pertex Expedition Series  © Pertex

Pertex Expedition Series Part 3 - How To Get Fit

In part three, Malcolm, Paul and Guy discuss the very real struggle of getting fit for a Himalayan expedition,...

Janhukot  © Pertex
Janhukot  © Pertex

Pertex Expedition Series Part 2 - Picking an Objective

In part one Malcolm, Paul, and Guy talk about the importance of finding the right objective. Resources...

Expedition Advice Series  © Pertex
Expedition Advice Series  © Pertex

Pertex Expedition Series Part 1 - How to Pick a Team

In part one Malcolm, Paul, and Guy talk about the importance of finding the right climbing partners for...

Pete with his Silent Partner2  © Nick Brown - UKC
Pete with his Silent Partner2  © Nick Brown - UKC

How to Rope Solo - with Pete Whittaker

Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Hauling  © Nick Brown - UKC
Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Hauling  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy Hauling someone from a crevasse

Ascending out of a crevasse  © Nick Brown - UKC
Ascending out of a crevasse  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy Ascending out of a Crevasse

Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Basic Rescue  © Nick Brown - UKC
Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Basic Rescue  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy Basic Crevasse Rescue


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