Category Archives: Research

Survival tips for Mountaineers & skiers #2 – snow, avalanches & reducing risk

It is mid-December and in many mountains of the northern hemisphere snow has arrived. In the Alps, the avalanche hazard is so high that last week the Mont Blanc Tunnel was closed. Already, in the UK plenty of people have […]

Survival tips for mountaineers # 1 – Get the Information!

A key part of reducing a team’s exposure to risk on a climb is the quality of the information about the mountain and the conditions they are likely to encounter.

Whether it is a day climb in Scotland or a Himalayan peak, time spent researching is an investment. Climbers are good at setting clear goals; successful ones are masters of making the right decision in view of conditions.