Confronted by a tricky piece of terrain that you need to manoeuvre through carefully? Baton Ramasse is a technique worth getting to grips with. Joe guides you through the do's and don't's of this technique to give you more security when skiing on steeper slopes. This French technique is useful when you don't have immediate access to your ice axe. Instead ski poles are used to help stabilise you through hard, narrow and/or rocky terrain.
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How To Use Your Poles For Baton Ramasse Whilst Side-Stepping | Presented By BMC Insurance
Backcountry ski guide Joe Vallone shares his wealth of backcountry knowledge to help you be prepared, reduce risk and improve your mountaineering techniques. 'Backcountry' is any time you're out of the controlled ski area boundary. Such areas often pose significant danger so it's vital you are well prepared. Follow Joe in this series to enhance your knowledge and make your backcountry experience more enjoyable.
Thanks to the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) for supporting the Backcountry Essentials series.
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