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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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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

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

rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Calling in a Mountain Rescue

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

Washing Ropes


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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.

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

How to Rope Solo - with Pete Whittaker

Rope soloing is simply the ability to climb alone, yet still have the safety of being attached to a rope (rather than...

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

In this instructional film, Mountain Guide Peter Mason shows us how to haul a climbing partner from a...

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

In this instructional film, Mountain Guide Peter Mason shows us how to ascend a rope 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

Arc\'teryx Beginner Trad Tips - Gear  © Nick Brown - UKC
Arc\'teryx Beginner Trad Tips - Gear  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Beginner Trad Tips Building confidence in gear

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

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy Equipment for Crevasse Rescue

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT
Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT

Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone


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