HOW TO SKI THE SCOTTISH STEEPS – EPISODE 1

IT LOOKS LIKE WINTER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED IN SCOTLAND – AKA IDEAL TIMING TO RELEASE EPISODE 1 OF OUR EDUCATIONAL ‘HOW TO SKI THE SCOTTISH STEEPS’ VIDEO SERIES.

We’ve teamed up with some of the best in the ski touring biz to showcase the skills required to safely tackle Scotland’s legendary steep gullies. 

The boom in the number of tourers in recent years, combined with the social media-fuelled craze of skiing any line “cos someone skied it last Thursday” means there’s a very definite need to help both educate and inspire people to get skilled up for safe backcountry exploration.

The topics covered in Episode 1 of ‘How To Ski The Scottish Steeps’ include information gathering, snow safety, group management, and how to transition from bootpacking to skis in a gully.

The team used FATMAP to plan the filming mission on Ben Nevis – check it out here.

Episode 2 will look at essential skills including how to set up an abseil over cornice, steep ski technique, and more.

Presented by Andy Townsend (IFMGA mountain guide and Head of Snowsports at Glenmore Lodge) and Scottish steep skier Iain Innes, the series demonstrates the skills required to tackle steeps and how they are part of a continuous chain of risk management. 

Check out our Instagram stories for behind the scenes footage from the shoot.

Filmmakers: Hamish Frost and Brodie Hood

Many thanks to the following for supporting the project:

Black Diamond

Glenmore Lodge

FATMAP

Windswept Brewing

Atomic