Winter skills 2.5: how to ice axe arrest

How to perform an ice axe self-arrest, an essential skill when walking in the winter hills.

A slip in winter can result in you hurtling down a slope very quickly, possibly with disastrous consequences.

This short film shows how the ice axe can be used to bring you to a stop should you slip - a potential life saver in the mountains.

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

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19 Mar 15

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