I have a strong ability to walk down steep, slippery mountain trails without losing my traction. I have a highly developed ability to keep my footing. Two tips for that. I stay on the balls of my feet and not on my heels. From the balls of your feet you are ready to move in any direction. You are moving forward from an offensive position. When you are on your heels, backed up, you are playing defense. It is the difference between being proactive and reactive. The second note is that I am not hoping that I don’t slip. I am on the balls of my feet fully expecting that at any moment I will transition from walking into ice skating mode. I am already in a skating stance on my feet long before I begin to slide. One way to move is afraid of the fall. Another way to move is to expect to glide.