Welcome to the SIET Tech-Tip Videos page! This is home to our short videos and other educational resources.

The videos below are designed to help incoming SIET students prepare for their courses. They also serve as a reliable technical resource for the climbing and guiding community. Each video was edited and reviewed by multiple IFMGA guides who have an intimate knowledge of the most current industry best practices. Please check back soon, as we will be adding more videos, tech-tips and other educational media to this page. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!


How to Release a Weighted Self-Braking Device:


Multi-Pitch Rappelling- Potentially Fatal Errors to Avoid:


Multi-Pitch Belaying- Potentially Fatal Errors to Avoid:


Roping up for Glacier Travel:


Three-Piece Trad Anchors:


Advanced Rappel Techniques:


2-Piece Alpine Anchors:


3:1 Pulley System:


5:1 Complex Pulley System:


6:1 Compound Pulley System:


Munter Mule Overhand:


Knot pass:


Slide Show of the Ishinca Valley Expedition:

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Educational Quizzes- Test Your Knowledge and Win Prizes:

Our Winter Educational Contests are below. Thanks to Rab for sponsoring these great learning opportunities. Though some of the contests may be over and you can’t win the jacket, you can still gain some invaluable knowledge by taking them:

Video Contest- Spot the Technical or Risk Management Issues and Win (includes answers)

Bolt Quiz (and Answers)

Mountaineering Dogma Quiz- Separating Fact from Fiction (quiz with answers, discussion, and references):