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Antagonistic Exercises  © UKC

Rab: Preparing for Winter - Antagonistic Exercises

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he talks about how vital antagonistic exercises are when training hard. It's important to use these exercises consistently and not just when pain occurs.


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

Washing Ropes

Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection
Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Calling in a Mountain Rescue

Aljaz Anderle climbing on Finnkona icefall on Senja Island, Norway.  © Urban Golob
Aljaz Anderle climbing on Finnkona icefall on Senja Island, Norway.  © Urban Golob

Steep Ice Climbing Technique


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Greg Boswell - Ice Axe Pulls  © UKC

Preparing For Winter - Greg Boswell Rab: Preparing for Winter - Ice Axe Pulls

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, Greg talks about the importance of replicating similar movements to those that you find outside, specifically locking off on ice axes.

Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC
Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC

Preparing For Winter - Greg Boswell Preparing for Winter - Greg Boswell: Circuit Training

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he discusses the importance of circuit training and gives some advice on how to vary your training; from replicating time spent on a climb to...

Tim Neill on Directes des Capucines  © Calum Muskett
Tim Neill on Directes des Capucines  © Calum Muskett

Altitude And Acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 4 - Training and Preparation for High-Altitude

In the final part of our four-part series on acclimatisation, Jamie Macdonald (high altitude physiologist at Bangor University) and Calum Muskett (professional climber and mountaineering instructor),...

Tim enjoying big boot top rope action on Rap.  © Misha Nepogodiev
Tim enjoying big boot top rope action on Rap.  © Misha Nepogodiev

British Mountain Guide Training Scheme Entrance Exams

BMG Trainee Misha Nepogodiev finds out that you have to expect the unexpected in order to pass the...

The classic Entrèves traverse. Despite the ease of access, climbers have been evacuated by helicopter with cases of HAPE.  © Calum Muskett
The classic Entrèves traverse. Despite the ease of access, climbers have been evacuated by helicopter with cases of HAPE.  © Calum Muskett

Altitude And Acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 3 - Can we fast-track Acclimatisation?

In the third of our four-part series on acclimatisation, Jamie Macdonald (high...

Ally Swinton climbing Castor.  © Calum Muskett
Ally Swinton climbing Castor.  © Calum Muskett

Altitude And Acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 2 - Adapting to High Altitude

In the second of our four-part series on acclimatisation, Jamie Macdonald (high altitude...

avalanche 2 montage  © Jack Geldard
avalanche 2 montage  © Jack Geldard

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...

Avalanche Goat Track Coire an Sneachda Feb 2011  © Mark Diggins
Avalanche Goat Track Coire an Sneachda Feb 2011  © Mark Diggins

Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche

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

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

Top Tips Ten Top Tips for Buying Winter Boots

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

Becoming a British Mountain Guide


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