Struggling to self-arrest or perhaps you’re cursing those crampons when you can’t cram them on your boots? Whatever your troubles, BMC TV’s second set of winter skills videos will help you get back outdoors this snow season.
It’s that time of the year again, when winter rolls around and we begin to dig out the gear to cope with cold, snowy, or even icy conditions. But while the tools are (hopefully) rust-free, have our skills with them survived the summer untarnished?
If you have the time, check out our range of BMC-subsidised Winter Skills in Wales
weekends. Our videos are great for topping up your skills, but there really is no better way of learning than having skills and knowledge imparted face-to-face by an experienced instructor.
For those that are after a quick educational hit, check out BMC TV’s videos below.
This series is the second in our range of winter skills videos. If you want to start at the beginning, or the end, follow the links below.
Or watch them all in our YouTube winter playlist
Winter skills series two
WATCH: Avalanche and route assessment on BMC TV
WATCH: Cutting steps in winter hills on BMC TV
WATCH: Putting on crampons on BMC TV
WATCH: Walking in crampons on BMC TV
WATCH: How to perform an ice axe arrest on BMC TV
WATCH: Making a belay on a plateau on BMC TV
WATCH: Making a snow belay on BMC TV
WATCH: Abseiling from a bollard on BMC TV
Take your winter adventure skills to the next level with #MakeWinterCount.
These popular events are back to help you stride out into the winter hills and mountains with confidence. We will be running three events this year, with in person evenings in London on 29th November and Manchester on 30th November, and a virtual event on Zoom on 1st December.
This event is brilliant for anyone who wants to learn more about winter hill and mountain skills. You'll go from bumbling about to striding with confidence to the summit after you've gained all the knowledge from our experts Sam Leary and Mick Jones.
The evening will cover everything the new winter adventurer could possibly need including:
What to wear
Planning your day
Reading the weather
Packing a rucksack
Boots, crampons & axes
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