The Mountaineering Handbook

Modern Tools and Techniques That Will Take You to the Top
Author: Craig Connally
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071780068
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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Modern Mountaineering on Alpine Rock, Snow, and Ice If your experience as a backpacker or rock climber is drawing you higher; if the cold, remote alpine environment calls you nearer, this book is for you. The Mountaineering Handbook will teach you the skills that will take you to the top. Even if you’re already an experienced mountaineer, you’ll find detailed descriptions of the newest and most effective techniques to refine and organize your methods and equipment. The Mountaineering Handbook isn't mired in outdated traditionalism; its new-school techniques are safer, more effective, and more fun for mountaineers at every level. With constant emphasis on light, fast, and efficient mountaineering, Craig Connally shows you how to: Move quickly up and down rock, snow, and ice with appropriate safety systems Manage mountain hazards, including rockfall, avalanche, lightning, and high-altitude illness Select the best equipment for your personal style and objectives Maintain sound nutrition and training according to the most up-to-date science Understand the human factors of mountaineering--the social and psychological forces that influence critical decisions Connally’s passion for mountaineering is evident in his writing--The Mountaineering Handbook is clever, insightful, and entertaining. He intends to move mountaineering into the twenty-first century, but he’s also determined to turn the traditional how-to book on its ear by injecting personality, humor, and thoughtfulness into every page.

The Mountaineering Handbook : Modern Tools and Techniques That Will Take You to the Top

Modern Tools and Techniques That Will Take You to the Top
Author: Craig Connally
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071430104
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
View: 4323
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Modern Mountaineering on Alpine Rock, Snow, and Ice If your experience as a backpacker or rock climber is drawing you higher; if the cold, remote alpine environment calls you nearer, this book is for you. The Mountaineering Handbook will teach you the skills that will take you to the top. Even if you’re already an experienced mountaineer, you’ll find detailed descriptions of the newest and most effective techniques to refine and organize your methods and equipment. The Mountaineering Handbook isn't mired in outdated traditionalism; its new-school techniques are safer, more effective, and more fun for mountaineers at every level. With constant emphasis on light, fast, and efficient mountaineering, Craig Connally shows you how to: Move quickly up and down rock, snow, and ice with appropriate safety systems Manage mountain hazards, including rockfall, avalanche, lightning, and high-altitude illness Select the best equipment for your personal style and objectives Maintain sound nutrition and training according to the most up-to-date science Understand the human factors of mountaineering--the social and psychological forces that influence critical decisions Connally’s passion for mountaineering is evident in his writing--The Mountaineering Handbook is clever, insightful, and entertaining. He intends to move mountaineering into the twenty-first century, but he’s also determined to turn the traditional how-to book on its ear by injecting personality, humor, and thoughtfulness into every page.

The mountaineering handbook

an invitation to climbing
Author: Curtis W. Casewit,Dick Pownall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mountaineering
Page: 222
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Metamorphoses of Travel Writing

Across Theories, Genres, Centuries and Literary Traditions
Author: Grzegorz Moroz
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443820458
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 285
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This book reflects, comments on and adds to a fast growing field of travel writing studies. The twenty-five papers in this volume rely on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and explore a diverse body of travel writing texts created over the last three hundred years in English, Polish, Hungarian and French. The book is divided into three parts. The first one includes papers which apply the findings of post-structuralism, generic and cultural criticism as well as narratology to explore theories, canons and genres in travel writing drawing material not only from non-fictional and fictional prose narratives but also from poetry and tragedy. The second and third parts contain papers on a wide selection of travel writing texts, both fictional and non-fictional, written in Anglophone, as well as other literary traditions. They are arranged chronologically: the second part is devoted to texts written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, while the third part focuses on those written in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

Mountaineering Literature

A Bibliography of Material Published in English
Author: Jill Neate
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780938567042
Category: History
Page: 296
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Long established as a standard reference work worldwide, this is a thorough bibliography of all mountaineering books that are of practical use to climbers or for reading pleasure or historical interest. Documenting more than 2000 books of mountaineering literature, it also includes nearly 900 climber's guidebooks, a sampling of more than 400 works of mountaineering fiction, plus journals and bibliographies.

Self-Rescue


Author: David Fasulo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762769165
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Thismust-have handbook on rescue techniques for serious climbers fully describes and illustrates a variety of techniques that every climber should know for safety and self-reliance.

More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies


Author: Andrew Nugara
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781894765862
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 243
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The much-anticipated sequel to the Alan Kane classic Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, this bookcontains approximately 60 new scrambles in Waterton, Castle- Crown and Kananaskis. The author outlines several different routes to each summit and includes alternate and easier descents. Encompassing a range of levels of difficulty, More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies will appeal to anyone familiar with the first book as well as to hikers looking for a more challenging route to the top of a mountain. In addition to route descriptions, the book contains general information on scrambling, suggested trips for specific conditions, details about each specific area, and single-day, multi-peak trips.

You Choose: Can You Survive Extreme Mountain Climbing?

An Interactive Survival Adventure
Author: Matthew John Doeden
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1476500630
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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YOU are an experienced mountain climber. Your goal is to reach the top of the world's highest and most dangerous mountains. Will you attempt to: Scale Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro? or Climb the Matterhorn in Europe? or Reach the top of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest? Experience the life-or-death dilemmas of places few people ever see. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom.

Climbing Anchors


Author: John Long,Bob Gaines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493001337
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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This completely revised and updated edition with all new color photos brings together in a single volume the anchoring systems most popular among climbers. Most climbers today learn their craft on artificial climbing walls and on sport routes with fixed protection. Their first efforts to lead on trad routes often come as a rude shock--they find that they haven't the skills and training to safeguard the climb or to set up solid belays. This new edition of Climbing Anchors is the climber's complete and authoritative source of information on protection, from fundamental knots to sophisticated rigging and equalizing skills.

The Technique of Mountaineering


Author: J. E. B. Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1446544923
Category: Reference
Page: 162
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Mountaineering Handbook - A Complete and Practical Guide for Beginner Or Expert


Author: Anon
Publisher: Joseph. Press
ISBN: 144654415X
Category: Reference
Page: 168
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Adventurer's Handbook


Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780743203
Category: Humor
Page: 256
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How do you survive a charging elephant? What’s the best way to serve polar bear meat? Where do you find water in a desert? Learn the answers to these questions and more from the best instructors possible: a cast of famous explorers, including Livingstone, Shackleton and John Hunt. Mick Conefrey delves into the original diaries and logs of the great expeditions to provide a winning combination of intrepid tales of yester-year and witty retro tips. You’ll discover which famous explorer was cooked by Hawaiian natives and who was left on an ice floe in the Arctic by his drunk captain. Packed with fun facts and trivia, this is the perfect gift for hardened explorers and armchair adventurers alike.

Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone

Because It's There
Author: Stephen E. Schmid
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444341461
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of intellectually stimulating new essays that address the philosophical issues relating to risk, ethics, and other aspects of climbing that are of interest to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers. Represents the first collection of essays to exclusively address the many philosophical aspects of climbing Includes essays that challenge commonly accepted views of climbing and climbing ethics Written accessibly, this book will appeal to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers Includes a foreword written by Hans Florine Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 2010

Stone Crusade

A Historical Guide to Bouldering in America
Author: John Sherman
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780930410629
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 292
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A comprehensive overview of bouldering guides readers through the best rock climbing sites in the U.S. while providing a history of the sport and its most famous participants.

Not Dead Enough


Author: Peter James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330462555
Category: Fiction
Page: 546
View: 1977
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Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing . . . On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop. Roy Grace soon starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar? As Roy Grace digs deeper behind the façade of the Bishops' outwardly respectable lives, it becomes clear that everything is not at all as it first seemed. Then he digs just a little too far, and suddenly the fragile stability of his own troubled world is facing destruction . . . Not Dead Enough is the third bestselling title in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from the number one bestselling author Peter James.

Handbook of American Mountaineering - The American Alpine Club's


Author: Kenneth A. Henderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1446544869
Category: Reference
Page: 246
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Handbook on the Economics of Sport


Author: Wladimir Andreff,Stefan Szymanski
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847204074
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 830
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The editors should be commended for taking on such a big task, and succeeding so well. This book should be in the library of every institution where students have to write a paper that may be related to sport, or on the shelf of any lecturer teaching economics or public finance who has even a remote interest in sport. The material is very accessible, and useful in many different settings. Ruud H. Koning, Jahrbücher f. Nationalökonomie u. Statistik Edward Elgar s brilliant market niche is identifying a topic in economics, finding editors who know the area backwards and challenging them to assemble the best cross-section of relevant articles either already published or newly commissioned. Handbook on the Economics of Sport is Edward Elgar at its very best. If you love economics you ll find many fascinating insights here; if you love sport but know little economics then this book is mostly accessible and will teach you a lot; and if you are a sports-mad economist then you will be in hog heaven. Furthermore, if, like this reviewer, you are broadly very sceptical about the reports consultants produce for governments on the supposed economic windfall from hosting a big event or subsidising a stadium then you will get a lot of good counter-arguments in this volume. Indeed there are several chapters on the above theme that I m sure I ll be copying frequently to government officials in years to come. . . The demand for sport is a fascinating subject and it is hard to pick out just one chapter from the second section. Read them all they make a wonderful 65-page treat. . . Part VI was a real feast, a smorgasbord. . . This is a magnificent piece of work and the 36-page index rounds it all off splendidly. John Blundell, Economic Affairs The book covers the most important areas of research of an emerging economic sub-discipline spanning the past half a century. It serves admirably the purpose of an introduction into the rich and growing area of reflection for all concerned. . . the editors and authors of the Handbook have done a commendable job of accumulating sophisticated material for many economists, managers, politicians and self-conscious fans, who are sure to find excellent training ground for the whole heptathlon. . . This book will be invaluable for advanced students investigating professional sport. From the point of view of lawyers, particularly those engaged with the relationship between law and sports governance, the Handbook offers invaluable analysis of the economic issues that are alluded to in those debates but rarely examined in detail. . . These insights will also prove useful for policy analysts and sports administrators for whom many sections should be considered mandatory reading. Aleksander Sulejewicz, Journal of Contemporary European Research Over 800 pages on the economics of sport. What a feast! What a treat! The editors have done a wonderful job both in terms of breadth from David Beckham to child labour in Pakistan and depth, tournaments and luxury taxes for example. . . The 86 chapters are uniformly of a very high standard and illuminating. And there are real gems in some of the contributions. British Journal on the Economics of Sport This very interesting and comprehensive book achieves its objective, namely to present an overview of research in sports economics at an introductory level. . . [The editors] have produced an excellent reference book that belongs in all academic institutions libraries. It provides extensive introduction to the growing body of literature in the rising field of economics of sport. The book s relevant monographs should be read by institutions, cities and countries prior to their committing major resources towards sports facilities or a sporting event. James Angresano, Journal of Sports Economics One could think of this book as the sports-and-economics counterpart to Joy of Cooking, because it will satisfy the needs of those with a keen interest in such subjects as the