How to ice axe arrest
We found this video on YouTube, produced by the MCofS. Here Roger Wild introduces ice axe arrest and explains the basics which you’d learn on the hill with Andy (lead instructor with Scot Mountain Holidays). If you’re comtemplating a winter skills weekend, bear in mind that this is one of the core skills you’ll be learning, which many people have heard about before they book a skills weekend; however, as Roger Wild says: there’s a lot more to the full range of skills to keep you safe in winter and you should consider ice axe arrest to be the last in a series of skills aimed at preventing a sliding fall.
Check out our Top Ten Winter Skills tips: http://scotmountainholidays.com/blog/top-10-winter-skills-tips/
Check out more of Andy’s top winter advice tailored for Scottish winter conditions:
- Which boots to use in winter: http://scotmountainholidays.com/blog/which-boots-choose-winter-walking/
- How to choose an ice axe: http://scotmountainholidays.com/blog/how-choose-walking-ice-axe/
- How to build a snow hole in Scotland: http://scotmountainholidays.com/blog/best-practice-building-snow-hole-scotland/