Winter skills films series three: Climbing Grade I/II

Posted by Peter Burnside on 10/10/2016
In the snowy mountains at dawn. Photo: Shutterstock / aaronj9

Winter's coming and our psyche for snow is building. But don't rush into an avalanche of problems if your ice skills have gone a bit rusty over summer. Take the time to brush up your knowledge with this series of winter skills videos.

This series of winter skills films will help you graduate from snow slopes to tackling your first graded gully climb. 

This third series of instructional films is produced exclusively for BMC TV in association with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)Lowe Alpine and DMM.

These videos are perfect for those in need of a refresh and are after a quick educational hit. But remember, if you're at all unsure about your skills, get some face-to-face instruction from an experienced guide. 

This series is the third in our range of winter skills videos. If you want to start at the beginning, follow the links below.

WATCH: Winter skills series one: the basics

WATCH: Winter skills series two: the basics part deux

WATCH: Winter skills series four: grade III

Or watch them all in our YouTube winter playlist

Winter skills series three

WATCH: Finding the right climb on BMC TV

WATCH: Approaching and starting the climb on BMC TV

WATCH: Gearing up for the climb on BMC TV

WATCH: Belaying on winter climbs on BMC TV

WATCH: Climbing technique on Grade I-II climbs on BMC TV

WATCH: Topping out on winter climbs on BMC TV


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Watch and learn: BMC TV's Winter Skills Videos

Become a winter warrior with BMC TV's skills channel. Watch our series of educational winter videos:

Series one: The Basics

Series two: The Basics Part Deux

Series three: Climbing Grade I/II

Series four: Time to get technical

WATCH: Climbing and protecting steeper mixed ground

READ: Essential winter know-how


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Gloves left down on the snow - getting cold! better tucked inside your chest.
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