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 The Mountaineering Handbook isn't mired in outdated traditionalism; its new-school techniques are safer, more effective, and more fun for mountaineers at every level.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

an invitation to climbing
Author: Curtis W. Casewit,Dick Pownall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mountaineering
Page: 222
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The Avalanche Handbook


Author: David McClung,Peter A. Schaerer
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898868098
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 342
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Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control. It contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion. Plus brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process.

Alpine Climbing

Techniques to Take You Higher
Author: Mark Houston,Kathy Cosley
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898867497
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 325
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* 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 techniqueThis 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.

International Handbook of Technical Mountaineering


Author: Pete Hill
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780715321669
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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This comprehensive guide to mountaineering techniques offers easy-to-find instruction for a wide range of methods. Organized in a helpful A-Z format, this guide provides completely up-to-date instruction with full color photographs that show close up detail of techniques and methods. International in scope, this guide appeals to a wide range of users and is an invaluable reference for both instructors and enthusiasts.

The Mountain Guide Manual

The Comprehensive Reference--From Belaying to Rope Systems and Self-Rescue
Author: Marc Chauvin,Rob Coppolillo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493025155
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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Written by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certified mountain guides Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo, The Mountain Guide Manual is the go-to reference for novice and experienced mountain guides, as well as advanced recreationalists. Covering everything from rope systems and belaying to advice on group dynamics and rescuing, the manual combines practical how-to instruction with clear graphics, illustrations, and awe-inspiring alpine imagery.

Mountaineering

The Freedom of the Hills
Author: Don Graydon
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898864267
Category: Mountaineering
Page: 528
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Completely revised and expanded edition of the classic text on climbing and mountaineering techniques.

The Crag Survival Handbook

The Unspoken Rules of Climbing
Author: Matt Samet
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594857679
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Safety, Hazards & Awareness" from Crag Survival Handbook * Climbing etiquette you won’t learn at the gym but need to know * Advice from “Rock Maestros” Justen Sjong, Kevin Jorgeson, Tommy Caldwell, Robyn Ebersfeld and experts at the Access Fund, Black Diamond, Leave No Trace, and more * Mix of lore, how-to, humor, and entertainment — a reference book that’s easy to read and makes for good campfire talk Dogs at the trailhead, belayers in lawn chairs, long lines queued up at the classics in Eldorado Canyon — the crags seem more crowded and more crazy than ever. In fact, according to the Outdoor Industry association, in the United States more than 3.6 million people participated in climbing in 2011. Many of these new climbers are entering outdoor climbing solely through rock gyms, without having the opportunity to apprentice with an experienced friend or mentor— resulting in climbing accidents and conflicts. How do you become a responsible crag citizen? Crag Survival Handbook: The Unspoken Rules of Climbing is longtime climber Matt Samet’s personal handbook to becoming a member of the climbing community. While Samet discusses key skills like movement, dealing with fear, gear management, and how to fall, he also delves into crag culture: ethics, access, dealing with conflict, dogs and kids at the crags, and Leave No trace practices. Samet lays out the unspoken rules you need to know. Chapters include: * Heads up! Safety, Hazards, and Basic Crag Awareness * Etiquette, Access, and Impact: You’re Not the Only Fish in the Aquarium * Movement PhD: Crouch Like a Tiger, Hide Like a Dragon * Become a Rock Ninja: Tricks of the Cragger’s Trade Crag Survival Handbook guides you through the essential questions, even the questions you didn’t know you had, just like a personal climbing mentor would — minute by minute, hour by hour, skill by skill.

Backcountry Skiing

Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
Author: Martin Volken,Scott Schell,Margaret Wheeler
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594850387
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 339
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* For intermediate-to-advanced backcountry skiers* Includes trip planning, navigation, fitness, and avalanche safety information, in addition to techniques*Provides advice on how to make well-informed backcountry decisionsMartin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountain backcountry. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning backcountry trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more. In addition to mastering techniques, Backcountry Skiing also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, a discussion of emergency situations, nutrition and fitness advice, and winter camping basics.Throughout this guide, a special emphasis is put on being well-informed and making good decisions - whenever you strap on your skis and skins and head out into the backcountry.

Staying Found

The Complete Map and Compass Handbook
Author: June Fleming
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898867855
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 157
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-- Features many new charts and illustrations -- New contact information for purchasing maps in the U.S. and Canada This tried-and-true guide teaches practical skills for navigating in the wilderness: reading maps; determining "true" directions following

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain


Author: Bruce Tremper
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594853371
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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CLICK HERE to download the sample chapter "Weather" from Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain * Provides easy-to-follow instructions on crucial avalanche safety skills * Completely revised with all of the most recent data and techniques * Ideal for snowmobilers, snowboarders, snowshoers, skiers, climbers, hunters, hikers "No one who plays in mountain snow should leave home without having studied this book." -Rocky Mountain News Winter recreation in the backcountry has increased steadily over the years and so has the number of deaths and injuries caused by avalanches. As search and rescue teams are increasingly strapped for funding, self-education has become a larger necessity for snow-sport enthusiasts. The new edition of Bruce Tremper's seminal book is organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes and all chapters have been updated and reviewed by peer experts.

The Science of Climbing and Mountaineering


Author: Ludovic Seifert,Peter Wolf,Andreas Schweizer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317403150
Category: Medical
Page: 330
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This is the first book to explore in depth the science of climbing and mountaineering. Written by a team of leading international sport scientists, clinicians and climbing practitioners, it covers the full span of technical disciplines, including rock climbing, ice climbing, indoor climbing and mountaineering, across all scientific fields from physiology and biomechanics to history, psychology, medicine, motor control, skill acquisition, and engineering. Striking a balance between theory and practice, this uniquely interdisciplinary study provides practical examples and illustrative data to demonstrate the strategies that can be adopted to promote safety, best practice, injury prevention, recovery and mental preparation. Divided into six parts, the book covers all essential aspects of the culture and science of climbing and mountaineering, including: physiology and medicine biomechanics motor control and learning psychology equipment and technology. Showcasing the latest cutting-edge research and demonstrating how science translates into practice, The Science of Climbing and Mountaineering is essential reading for all advanced students and researchers of sport science, biomechanics and skill acquisition, as well as all active climbers and adventure sport coaches.

The Complete Guide to Climbing and Mountaineering


Author: Pete Hill
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 9780715328422
Category: Men's collection
Page: 246
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Suitable for climbers of various levels and disciplines, this work covers the skills, safety issues and equipment necessary for the key climbing disciplines: mountains, bouldering and climbing walls, summer climbing, winter climbing, big wall and expedition climbing.

Winter Skills


Author: Andy Cunningham,Allen Fyffe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780954151133
Category: Mountaineering
Page: 272
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Written by a mountain guide and a mountaineering instructor, this book's functional design with easy-reference, colour-coded pages and full colour images make it an indispensable guide to the skills required for winter walking and climbing.

The Mountaineers: A History


Author: N.A
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594854651
Category:
Page: N.A
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Extreme Alpinism

Climbing Light, High, and Fast
Author: Mark Twight,James Martin
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853835
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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* The book that launched a renaissance in climbing technique and remains relevant today * Techniques and mental skills needed to climb at a more challenging level * Illustrated with full-color photos throughout Big, high routes at the edge of a climber's ability are not the places for inventing technique or relying on old habits. Complacency can lead to fatal errors. So where does the hard-core aspirant or dreamer turn? The only master class in print, Extreme Alpinism delivers an expert dose of reality and practical techniques for advanced climbers. Focusing on how top alpine climbers approach the world's most difficult routes, Twight centers his instruction on the ethos of climbing the hardest routes with the least amount of gear and the most speed. Throughout, Twight makes it clear that the two things he refuses to compromise are safety and his climbing ethics. In addition to the extensive chapters on advanced techniques and skills, Twight also discusses mental preparedness and attitude; strength and cardiovascular training; good nutrition; and tips on equipment and clothing.

Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies


Author: Barbara Humberstone,Heather Prince,Karla A. Henderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317666526
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 530
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The ‘outdoors’ is a physical and ideological space in which people engage with their environment, but it is also an important vehicle for learning and for leisure. The Routledge Handbook of Outdoor Studies is the first book to attempt to define and survey the multi-disciplinary set of approaches that constitute the broad field of outdoor studies, including outdoor recreation, outdoor education, adventure education, environmental studies, physical culture studies and leisure studies. It reflects upon the often haphazard development of outdoor studies as a discipline, critically assesses current knowledge in outdoor studies, and identifies further opportunities for future research in this area. With a broader sweep than any other book yet published on the topic, this handbook traces the philosophical and conceptual contours of the discipline, as well as exploring key contemporary topics and debates, and identifying important issues in education and professional practice. It examines the cultural, social and political contexts in which people experience the outdoors, including perspectives on outdoor studies from a wide range of countries, providing the perfect foundation for any student, researcher, educator or outdoors practitioner looking to deepen their professional knowledge of the outdoors and our engagement with the world around us.

The Complete Climber's Handbook


Author: Jerry Cinnamon
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071357555
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
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"Essential insights from a master of the sport."­­Outside Magazine This outdoor classic, praised by major climbing magazines, is one of the leading guides to a sport that at least 7 million Americans enjoyed last year. The Complete Climber's Handbook is now fully revised to ride the crest of climbing's surging wave of popularity.

The Climber's Handbook


Author: Garth Hattingh
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811727068
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 157
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A practical handbook for all types of climbing, this book features 300 illustrations of techniques, equipment, and locations, plus famous climbers and their feats.