By Kathy Cosley,Mark Houston
* Written by means of longtime courses and mountain climbing teachers qualified through the yankee Mountain consultant organization (AMGA)
* Teaches situational considering and studying in addition to technique
This intermediate-level advisor addresses instruments, abilities, and strategies utilized in alpine
terrain together with rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at average altitude-approximately 5000 meters (16,000 toes) and decrease. The technical safeguard platforms are coated, in fact. yet 30 years of alpine mountaineering event has confident the authors that mastery-and safety-lie within the way more tricky job of figuring out precisely which options to take advantage of, the place and whilst. consequently, they train step by step decision-making abilities, delivering situations, checklists, and self-posed inquiries to tell the choice approach.
Alpine mountaineering assumes a few past wisdom, essentially in mountain climbing abilities and methods. simple knots, belaying, rappelling, construction rock anchors, prime, putting rock security, and move abilities on rock: diversifications of those abilities which are of specific worth within the alpine atmosphere are addressed during this publication.
Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston were publications and mountain climbing teachers for greater than two decades. In 1988, Kathy was once the 1st American girl to climb the Eiger's North Face. Mark was once one of the first courses qualified by means of the foreign Federation of Mountain publications organization. jointly, they made a light-weight and quick ascent of the South Face of Aconcagua.
Part of the Mountaineers outside professional series.
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Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher (Mountaineering Outdoor Experts Series) by Kathy Cosley,Mark Houston