Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher

$21.95
$18.66
UPC:
9780898867497
Stock:
1
Adding to cart… The item has been added

Description

Training text for alpine climbing

* For climbers who know the basics and are ready to venture at higher altitudes

* Written by longtime guides and climbing instructors certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA)

* Teaches situational thinking and learning as well as technique

Specifications

Brand Name:
Mountaineers Books
Book Genre:
Instructional
Author:
Mark Houston, Kathy Cosley
Copyright Date:
October 20, 2004
Pages:
272
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books
Backing:
Softback
ISBN:
978-0-89886-749-7
Dimensions:
7 in. X 8.5 in.
UPC:
9780898867497
Other Features:
This intermediate-level guide addresses tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain including rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude -- approximately 5000 meters (16,000 feet) and lower. The technical protection systems are covered, of course. But 30 years of alpine climbing experience has convinced the authors that mastery -- and safety -- lie in the far more difficult task of knowing exactly which techniques to use, where and when. Therefore, they teach step-by-step decision-making skills, providing scenarios, checklists, and self-posed questions to inform the decision process.

Alpine Climbing assumes some prior knowledge, primarily in rock climbing skills and techniques. Basic knots, belaying, rappelling, building rock anchors, leading, placing rock protection, and movement skills on rock: variations of these skills that are of particular value in the alpine environment are addressed in this book.

Recommended Accessories

Reviews

You May Also Like