In addition to its physical demands, mountaineering requires a broad range of specific skills. Designed to complement training classes taught by experienced mountaineers, this series covers navigation, snow travel, using an ice axe and crampons, rope-travel, building snow anchors and the general steps to take when doing a crevasse rescue.
Route Finding and Navigation for Mountaineering
Learn important route-finding and navigation skills to help you stay on course and travel efficiently up a mountain.
Snow Travel Techniques for Mountaineering
Learn a foundational skill of mountaineering: How to ascend and descend efficiently on snow.
How to Use an Ice Axe for Mountaineering
An ice axe is an essential tool for mountaineering. Learn when and how to use it to stay in balance and self-arrest when you fall.
How to Use Crampons
Crampons are a crucial traction device for walking on firm snow and ice. Learn when and how to use them properly.
Glacier and Roped Travel for Mountaineering
Learn how to rope up to travel as a team as you cross a glacier or a steep snow slope.
Snow Anchors for Mountaineering
Learn about the common snow anchors you'd use when traveling on a glacier, crossing steep slopes, or to aid in crevasse rescues.
Crevasse Rescue Skills
Learn essential mountaineering rescue skills: team arrest, crevasse self-rescue and how to haul others out of a crevasse.