This video illustrates how to rappel using a Munter hitch (aka Italian hitch) as a backup rappel method. Compared to carabiner brake, the traditional backup rappel method, the Munter hitch rappel has these advantages:
1. Gear efficient.
2. Simple and easy to check.
3. Does not rely on oval carabiners.
4. Less dependant on rope diameter.
5. Does not cross load carabiners.
6. The skill is less perishable.
Climber: Yinan Zhao
Narrator: Margaret Hinson
Producer: Deling Ren