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Alpine Climbing (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)

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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 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.

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ISBN:
9780898867497
Author:
Houston, Mark
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books
Author:
Cosley, Kathy
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Series:
Mountaineers Outdoor Expert
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
325
Dimensions:
8.57x6.85x.84 in. 1.25 lbs.

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