The Principles of Alpine Climbing / Mountain safety with Steve House
American alpinist Steve House has created a free video series entitled Alpine Principles to teach the climbing community how to make better decisions in the mountains.
One of the world’s leading alpinists, Steve House, has created a free 5-part video series entitled Alpine Principles aimed at teaching the climbing community not how to improve their technical skills, but instead how to make better decisions in the mountains.
House has been mentoring climbers since establishing his non-profit international Alpine Mentors program, but has now decided to share his knowledge to everyone by going digital.
"Climbing mountains is incredibly dangerous" explains House, adding "I believe long-term success as an alpinist should be defined as survival to old age. Alpinism and all it’s component sports (Rock, Ice and Mixed Climbing, Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering) are a continuous series of life-and-death decisions that begin with planning and end when you finally step off the mountain."
"It is my sincere hope that using video will help us to teach one another the delicate art of making good decisions in the mountains. There are no rules in alpinism. But there can certainly be some guardrails. Here are the first five principles to get you to the summit, and back, in safety."
The Alpine Principles Video Library
1.) Perfect Preparation
2.) Pay Attention
3.) Fail Well
4.) Reflection and Debrief
5.) Be Realistic
1. Perfect Preparation
2. Pay Attention
3. Fail Well
4. Reflection and Debrief
5. Be Realistic