by Allen Fyffe MBE
Crampons are a foolproof way to traverse ice or hard, slippery snow - provided you know how to use them. Allen Fyffe shows you how to master them quickly and safely.
Moving on snow and ice can be a tricky business. But like any activity, understanding and mastering the key skills will make you proficient, efficient and safe. Allen Fyffe explains how to use your boots as tools to maintain your security.
Possessing an ice axe is one thing - knowing how to use is quite another. On snow or ice your ice axe is your most valuable asset. Allen Fyffe explains the key techniques to get you out of trouble.
This article covers the key anchors that you can use in snow or ice: Deadman, buried axe anchor, T-axe anchor, snow bollard, ice screws, ice screw threads, ice bollards.
This article covers belays, belaying and selecting appropriate anchors for winter ropework.
Allen is a qualified British Mountain Guide and has climbed and hill walked for over 40 years. He instructed at Glenmore Lodge for 25 years and became Head of Mountaineering for the Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre. He is still active in all aspects of climbing and mountaineering and was awarded an MBE for services to mountaineering in 2002.
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Don your FREE Santa suit for a festive fun run around Billesley Common. Fun for the family, rewarded with a medal & mince pie.
The ultimate personal challenge, push your limits to the edge. Brave the elements to see the world’s most dramatic scenery!
Ride with huskies, sit on a sleigh pulled by a reindeer, cross a frozen lake by snowmobile and explore Finnish Lapland on snowshoes.
Team up Street Child and 2,000 others for the 'Red & White' bearded charge, and bag yourself an exclusive running vest!
Take on one of the most attractive half marathon routes in Europe. Fast, flat and and the perfect temperature to achieve that PB!
An unforgettable 100-mile route on completely closed roads for 15,000 riders through the Midlands countryside!
With Christmas just around the corner, we look at the festive fun runs you can enjoy with family & friends!
Take on the French Alps, the Pyrenees or head to Tenerife, a favourite training location of many a Tour de France winner.
The 2nd largest triathlon in the UK is the season opener and is a firmly established must-do event for any triathlete.
A flat, fast, visually interesting course which borders the river-side grounds of the stunning Hampton Court Palace!
Triathlon on your list for 2019? Accelerate your progress and join a training camp, run by experienced coaches.
From warm-weather training in the Balearics to multi-activity holidays in Thailand, get active in the winter sun!
7-day adventure where you'll explore Scandinavia's Saint Anna Archipelago and camp in the beautiful wilderness!
See the beauty and taste the delicacies of the Zagreb region. Stunning national parks & experience the famous Christmas market.
A long-weekend of cycling in southern Spain, where you'll be treated to exhilarating routes & beautiful scenery!
Row the English Channel to the International Separation Zone across the busiest shipping lanes in the world!
Your first marathon is more than just a race, it’s a chapter in your running story that’ll stay with you forever!
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