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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 free-soloing). It involves double the amount of work; all the work that your climbing partner would usually do for you in your team, whilst being a total loner as your climbing partner won't be there, so it's certainly not for ev...


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Make A Mountain First Aid Kit

Kath Wills is a member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and a Recue Emergency Care (REC) first aid instructor. She runs Active First Aid in Snowdonia. Here, she advises what to put in a comprehensive general mountain first aid kit for a group of people...

Steep Ice Climbing Technique

Top winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan gives us step by step instructions on good ice climbing technique. This article includes the basic movements involved, some advanced techniques, and is illustrated with excellent photographs...

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...

Calling in a Mountain Rescue

Phoning for help in the mountains - we all hope we'll never need to, but if the worst happened would you know what to do? Mountain first aid expert Helen Howe talks us through the process.


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