Rope skills for scrambling 3: italian hitches, direct belays and short pitches

24 Jan 2023
Scrambling Skills
What's an Italian Hitch and how can you use it to bring up your climbing partner? Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) member Rob Johnson shows how to use an Italian Hitch as a direct belay, keeping sections of climbing (“pitches”) short for good communication. Get the skills you need for scrambling with this series produced exclusively for BMC TV in association with AMI (the Association of Mountaineering Instructors) and DMM.