Winter Skills - Official Handbook

Winter Skills Third Edition

The official handbook of Mountain Training's winter schemes.

Winter Skills is packed with essential information and techniques for beginner, intermediate and advanced walkers and climbers. Whether you are new to the hills or an experienced winter walker or winter climber, this fully updated third edition includes the latest guidance on good practice to help you enjoy your time in the mountains.

The book is split into six sections:
  • The winter environment
  • Basic winter skills (including winter navigation)
  • Snow and avalanche
  • Security on steep ground
  • Winter climbing
  • Winter incidents

Winter Skills is a great resource for people planning to walk or climb in the mountains in the winter thanks to its easy-reference colour-coded pages, striking illustrations and stunning photography.

Winter Skills is the official handbook for Mountain Training's winter schemes and is an easy to digest reference tool for everyone venturing onto snow and ice in the UK and Ireland. People pursuing the Winter Mountain Leader or Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualifications will find the sections on leading others particularly useful.

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Amazon Reviews

James Murphy

An excellent handbook for the winter ML student and a first class guide to refresh experienced winter mountaineers. Clear concise and readable it is packed with lots of good reading. Loads of colour diagrams and pictures, plenty of explanation, it is easy and straightforward to follow. If after reading this you do not know your sastrugi from a rutchsblock then you should'nt be on the hills in winter. Required reading for ML students, every walker who ventures out in the Scottish winter should own a copy.

John Lumbard

This book is essential reading for ALL winter mountaineers. Very clear, very practical and whilst learning winter skills usually comes through practice..this book is one of those rare text books that actually teaches the skills and will serve as a good refresher at the start of each winter climbing season.

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