Mountaineering Skills


Articles: 7


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.

  • an ice axe, rope, and carabiner on the snow

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    How to Use an Ice Axe for Mountaineering

    61 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars

    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.

  • A person wearing crampons frontpoints on a snowy slope

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    How to Use Crampons

    23 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

    Crampons are a crucial traction device for walking on firm snow and ice. Learn when and how to use them properly.

  • A mountaineer sets up a snow anchor using a vertical picket

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    Snow Anchors for Mountaineering

    11 reviews with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars

    Learn about the common snow anchors you'd use when traveling on a glacier, crossing steep slopes, or to aid in crevasse rescues.

  • two climbers hauling on a z-pulley rescue system

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    Crevasse Rescue Skills

    11 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars

    Learn essential mountaineering rescue skills: team arrest, crevasse self-rescue and how to haul others out of a crevasse.