The Mountaineers - This is Self Arrest Home
This film was made on Mt Rainier, above the east side of Nisqually Glacier, in 1967. It was produced by Al Stenson and narrated by Jim Whittaker. The film has sound, is in color, and runs about 9-1/2 minutes.
The film opens with a scene of a climber falling and sliding out of control after losing his ice axe. The narrator describes the basic self arrest position, common mistakes, and how to prepare for self arrest while climbing or descending. The film covers the following self arrest situations:
- Feet-first, face-down slip
- Feet-first, face-up slip
- Head-first, face-down slip
- Head-first, face-up slip
- Self arrest when roped together
- Self arrest while glissading
While viewing the film on May 11, 2015, Margaret Fickeisen of the Mountaineers History Committee said the man wearing a yellow windshirt and red pants is Stan Jensen.
(Film notes and video clip by Lowell Skoog.)