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Skills: how to ice axe arrest

On November 11, 2014 By Andy Bateman

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: https://scotmountainholidays.com/blog/top-10-winter-skills-tips/


Check out more of Andy’s top winter advice tailored for Scottish winter conditions:


Winter Skills courses and holidays from Scot Mountain Holidays

Winter ExpeditionsSnow Hole ExpeditionKnoydart Winter Wilderness Expedition,Winter Affric Shangri-La

Guided winter walkingClassic Winter CairngormsWest Highland Winter Munros, Gentle Giants

Winter SkillsWinter Skills WeekendIntroduction to Winter Skills, Winter Mountaineering (min. 2 people), Winter Climbing (min 2 people)

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