Alpine Ice: Jeff Lowe's Climbing Techniques

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Alpine Ice: Jeff Lowe's Climbing Techniques
Manufacturer Arctic Wolf
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type Jun 18, 2002 / Jun 18, 2002
Object ID 388
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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.

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GuitarWIzard - Jun 18, 2002 9:40 am - Voted 5/5

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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...

mconnell - Jul 11, 2002 2:36 pm - Voted 4/5

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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.

Richard Purchon - Sep 23, 2002 8:43 am - Voted 5/5

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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.

STW - Sep 29, 2003 4:22 pm - Voted 5/5

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Great Video!! Excellent content and scenery. This (and its 'waterfall ice' companion) are the videos I re-watch more than any others.



As other reviewers have said, videos are not the way to learn how to climb.



However, I do love to pop this one in and watch it before trips to refresh techniques, strategies and tactics in my mind.



Good old Geoff Lowe might not be a 'natural' as an actor, but watching him climb really gets me psyched to head out to the hills.

Augie Medina - Aug 31, 2007 2:01 pm - Voted 5/5

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From crampon technique, self-arrest, glissading and climbing ice with one or two ice axes, it's all there. Even if you already know the skills, this video can serve as a good refresher course.

The beautiful scenery in the different locales where the skills are demonstarted is certainly a plus. My only gripe is the music.

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