Synopses & Reviews
Comprehensive & packed with information by a seasoned trainer for the American Alpine Institute. A must before stepping onto a glacier.
* Technical advice for traveling safely on glaciers and how to perform a rescue should the worst happen
* Sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presented
* Large format with photographs showing the techniques discussed
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue is a comprehensive course in understanding glaciers, crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and rescuing crevasse victims. Topics covered include: how glaciers form and how crevasses develop; basic principles of glacier travel; route finding; knots and harnesses; holding a fall; rescue techniques, including self-belay and what a victim should do; and glacier skiing and sled hauling. Sidebars feature descriptions of accidents and near-accidents to emphasize the importance of the techniques presented.