Winter Skills is packed with essential information and techniques for climbers and walker. This book is Mountain Leader Training UK's official handbook for the Mountaineering Instructor (MI) and Winter Mountain Leader (WML) Schemes. It is a worthy companion to Hill Walking and Rock Climbing
Split into six sections Winter Skills includes: Winter Environment, Basic Winter Skills, Snow and Avalanche, Security on Steep Ground, Winter Climbing and Winter Incidents. In each section the text is aimed at everyone involved in walking and climbing in winter with specific advice (in text boxes throughout the book) for instructors and leaders.
The authors makes reference to the range of hills and cliffs of the UK and Ireland and the text and illustrations acknowledge the diverse range of people who enjoy winter mountaineering.
Andy Cunningham is a Mountaineering Instructor based in Ullapool. Allen Fyffe is a Mountain Guide and Mountaineering Instructor and is the full time Secretary