Mountaineering Handbook : Modern Tools and Techniques That Will Take You to the Top (Paperback)

Author: Connally, Craig

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The fully up-to-date guide to climbing practices and equipment

Other mountaineering guides are built around fifth-class climbing--the most advanced and technical climbing, involving belays and intermediate anchors. Yet the world's great peaks--the Rockies, Sierras, Cascades, even Everest--can be summited without fifth-class routes. "Mountaineering Handboo"k is the first instructional guide to focus on the third- and fourth-class climbing practiced and aspired to by most climbers, presenting the best modern practices in a single, user-friendly source.Craig Connally shows beginning to intermediate climbers how to: Select rope, boots, crampons, protection hardware, shelter, ice axes, etc. Navigate the approach hike (including river and crevasse crossings) Avoid avalanches, rockfalls, altitude sickness, and other hazards Belay, set up anchors, and place appropriate protection Climb rock and ice and traverse glaciers


Publisher McGraw-Hill
Mfg Part# 9780071430104
SKU 39820458
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0071430105
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0376
Publisher International Marine Publishing
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