Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

How to ice-axe self arrest

A practical guide to ice-axe arresting

< read all 3 reviews

A Quick Tip by HikingLady

  • Mar 6, 2010
  • by
Definitely a skill EVERYONE that hikes mountains in the winter need to learn.
Was this helpful?
Post a Comment
More How to ice-axe self arrest reviews
review by . March 03, 2010
I took a class on self-arresting, and for anyone who hikes mountains in the winter, you must learn how to do this!      It is ok to learn skills like this by watching a video, but you have to actually go out and practice!  Try sliding down the slope in each of the 4 directions mountaineers like to consider (even though there are infinite ways I could fall!)      1. feet first on your stomach   2. feet first on your back   3. head …
Quick Tip by . February 21, 2010
Definitely a skill EVERYONE that hikes mountains in the winter need to learn.
About the reviewer
Carol Roberts ()
Ranked #366
Hi! I'm Carol Roberts, and I am the creator and writer for HikingLady.com      I love hiking (of course!), backpacking, traveling, trail running, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, and … more
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this website


Self-arrest is a mountaineering related maneuver in which a climber that has fallen and is sliding down a snow or ice slope arrests (stops) the slide by himself without recourse to a rope or other belay system.

Self-arrest can be performed by using an ice axe or by using the climber's hands, feet, knees and elbows. Self-arrest with an ice axe is a difficult maneuver, but without it the probability of effectively arresting a fall is greatly diminished.

view wiki


Original Video Uploader: CountryWalking
First to Review
© 2015 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since