The sequel to Waterfall Ice, this is the first video to show complete details of basic glacier, snow and ice climbing techniques. Navigation and belays on seraced and crevassed terrain, self arrests, and all other essential techniques are covered. 150 minutes.
A great instructional piece that every mountaineer should check out. Goes over everything one needs in regards to techniques for moving in the mountains and on glaciers. Footage is shot in a number of locales, from Colorado, to the Sierras, to the Cascades, to Banff. Well worth the money, as with the Waterfall Ice video...
Covers about everything you need to know, but remember that watching a video is no way to learn climbing. Lowe is an excellent climber and covers a lot of material.
Jeff Lowe is not exactly a lively teacher (at least on video) so you may need an extra shot of espresso for this. The progress made by his "student" is not very realistic. Remember that she was a waterfall ice climber before this video was made so she is at home on the steep stuff.
i think this is an excellent Video. I watched this many times over. the information is construtive and informative Lowe covers all the skills needed for Alpine work. but watching the film dosnt mean that you know it. i used the film to get thoretical knowledge before attending a certificated winter skills course, were i was able to put the therory to pactice. i now feel confident with my skills. thanks to Jeff and the Scotish Mountain Guides. overall great tutorial Video well worth bying or borrowing form a friend.