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Alpine Ice: Jeff Lowe's Climbing Techniques
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Alpine Ice: Jeff Lowe's Climbing Techniques


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Alpine Ice: Jeff Lowe's Climbing Techniques

Manufacturer: Arctic Wolf

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Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: 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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GuitarWIzardUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

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...
Posted Jun 18, 2002 9:40 am

mconnellUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

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.

Posted Jul 11, 2002 2:36 pm

Richard PurchonUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

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.
Posted Sep 23, 2002 8:43 am

STWUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

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.
Posted Sep 29, 2003 4:22 pm

Augie MedinaExcellent

Voted 5/5

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.
Posted Aug 31, 2007 2:01 pm

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