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This is an extremely useful knot, and it is used throughout all areas of mountaineering. Its simplicity of tying, allied with its ease of adjustment, make it ideal to secure yourself to an anchor system. It can also be tied with one hand, a useful property when needing to arrange an anchor whilst holding on to the rock or an ice axe for security...
Trek Basics, Part 1: Choosing a Trek
Have your say... Will Harris’s coffee table groans under the weight of this heavyweight guide to the alpine 4000ers from British Mountain Guide, photographer and illustrator, Ben Tibbetts… Will Harris’s coffee table groans under the weight of this heavyweight guide to the alpine 4000ers from British Mountain Guide, photographer and illustrator, Ben Tibbetts… The amount of time and effort that ...
Nutrition tips for big mountain days
This article refers to those long back to back mountain days that are not an expedition but perhaps a weekend trip or consecutive days out on the mountain but back to accommodation daily, where it is possible to take food supplies and/or purchase from a local shop.
The ascent of a gully will often be the first introduction to snow climbing for many mountaineers. By their very nature, gullies tend to take lines provided by natural breaks and seams in the cliffs, and these can often be at a reasonably easy angle. As such, many gullies are in the lower grades of climbing difficulty, and provide an excellent way for novices to start to learn about snow-craft, winter ropework and climbing skills...
How to take better outdoor photos, part 1
The world of photography has changed – digital cameras have removed the mystique from the ‘good old days’ of film photography where photographers had to wait often a week after they returned home to see the results. Now, everybody with a phone or pocket camera can take a photograph, instantly examine it, and take the shot again if it isn’t correct...