Winter Skills is packed with essential information and techniques for climbers & walkers. This book is Mountain Training's official handbook for the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC) and Winter Mountain Leader (MLW) awards.
Split into six sections Winter Skills includes: Winter Environment, Basic Winter Skills, Snow & Avalanche, Security on Steep Ground, Winter Climbing & Winter Incidents. In each section the text is aimed at everyone involved in walking and climbing in winter with specific advice. The author makes references to the range of hills and cliffs of the UK & Ireland and the text & illustrations acknowledge the diverse range of people who enjoy winter mountaineering.
Allen Fyffe has been an active mountaineer for over 35 years. During much of that time he was an instructor and guide and now is the Executive Secretary of the Scottish Mountain Leader Training Board. He has been involved in every aspect of mountaineering and climbing, and in Scotland has done over 200 new routes in both summer and winter.