This film shows the essential techniques and skills necessary to operate in Britain's winter mountains.
It follows a group of three winter mountaineers and two winter climbers on a day out in the Scottish mountains. We see how they cope with this potentially hazardous environment and what measures they take to ensure they both enjoy the experience and return safely.
Following the film are 11 separate chapters that expand on the messages given in the film and provide additional information:
- Clothing and Equipment
- Snow Bollards
- Ice Axes
- Avalanche Awareness
- Ice Axe Belays
- Emergency Procedures
- Current Issues
- Further Information
This DVD will educate and inspire all who wish to venture into the mountains in winter. Filmed in Scotland, it is relevant to any of Britain's mountainous regions. The information and techniques described are equally relevant to winter mountaineers and technical climbers. Ideal for hillwalkers and rock climbers planning to take their first steps in winter.
The DVD has been jointly produced by the British Mountaineering Council, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and Mountain Leader Training England with generous support from the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust.
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