Alpine Essential (Streaming)

Skills and Techniques for Alpine Mountaineering and Via Ferrata

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Alpine Essentials DVD is a training film which shows the essential skills and techniques necessary for Alpine mountaineering and climbing. It follows two mountaineers on a multi day trip in the Swiss Alps. See how they cope with their environment and what steps they take to both enjoy the experience and return safely.

The dvd contains a range of separate chapters which expand upon the topics covered in the film including: glacier travel; crevasse rescue; moving together; abseiling; ice axes; crampons; via ferrata; using huts; clothing and equipment.

Filmed in Switzerland in the summer of 2006 the skills covered are appropriate to all glaciated terrain. This instructional climbing film is produced jointly by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the British Mountaineering Council.

Alpine Essentials DVD will educate and inspire all those wanting to go alpine climbing and mountaineering. The techniques described are relevant to people operating at all grades and the DVD is ideal for those taking their first steps in alpine terrain.