With autumn starting to appear in the UK I find myself thinking about winter technique once again.
I've practiced self arrest technique, but always avoided doing it while wearing crampons. Obviously in an actual emergency I'd likely be wearing crampons in these situations.
I'm unclear how you perform a successful self arrest while preventing snagging a crampon in the snow in some situations. Particularly I'm unsure the mechanics of this if your sliding down a slope feet first face up. It seems difficult to rotate your body into the self arrest position (facing downwards and sliding feet first down the slope) and not accidently catch a crampon in the snow (resulting in some cringe worthy injury).
What's the best technique to deal with the above situation?
This question; Proper technique for self-arrest with an ice axe, when wearing crampons, doesn't go into details about my particular scenario:
You never want to stop yourself with the crampons because they are liable to catch...The way you do this is first get into self arrest position
I'm interested in how you get into the self arrest position (prone position) without catching your crampons in the process of rotating.