Winter Essentials is required viewing if you are new to or unsure about operating in the winter mountains.
Produced by the BMC, Mountaineering Council of
Scotland and Mountain Leader Training
England and filmed and edited by Slackjaw there's over two hours of material. It gives you the whys and wherefores of how to keep snow out of your boots and your ice axe out of your head. The techniques, skills and information to make any adventure in the mountains both thrilling and less fearful are all clearly presented.
It follows a group of three winter mountaineers and two winter climbers on a day out in the Scottish mountains. We see how they cope with this potentially hazardous environment and what measures they take to ensure they both enjoy the experience and return safely.
Don’t leave the trail head without it.
Following the film are 11 separate chapters that expand on the messages given in the film and provide additional information: