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Winter Essentials for Beginners Part 1

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 UKH Articles 07 Dec 2011
Ben Nevis and the Mamores, sunset, 3 kbWinter hillwalking places big demands on skills, fitness and equipment. There's a lot to learn, so get set for the snowy season with this three-part rundown of the basic essentials, from crampons and axes to skills courses and avalanche forecasts - the how tos, where tos and why tos...

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 mike bike 12 Dec 2011
In reply to UKH Articles: Is the guy in the photo using two hands on the same axe? one through the leash and the other on the shaft
In reply to mike bike: Hi Mike, no sorry you're wrong on both counts ;-). It's a lass, and she's holding a walking pole in one hand and axe in the other. Bit unclear on the pic maybe

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