Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher by Kathy Cosley,Mark Houston

By Kathy Cosley,Mark Houston

* For climbers who be aware of the fundamentals and are able to enterprise higher

* Written by way of longtime courses and mountaineering teachers qualified by means of the yank Mountain consultant organization (AMGA)

* Teaches situational considering and studying in addition to technique

This intermediate-level consultant addresses instruments, talents, and methods utilized in alpine

terrain together with rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at average altitude-approximately 5000 meters (16,000 toes) and reduce. The technical security structures are lined, in fact. yet 30 years of alpine hiking adventure has confident the authors that mastery-and safety-lie within the way more tricky job of realizing precisely which strategies to take advantage of, the place and while. for that reason, they educate step by step decision-making abilities, delivering situations, checklists, and self-posed inquiries to tell the choice procedure.

Alpine mountaineering assumes a few previous wisdom, essentially in mountain climbing abilities and strategies. easy knots, belaying, rappelling, development rock anchors, best, putting rock defense, and circulate abilities on rock: adaptations of those abilities which are of specific worth within the alpine setting are addressed during this ebook.

Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston were courses and mountaineering teachers for greater than twenty years. In 1988, Kathy used to be the 1st American lady to climb the Eiger's North Face. Mark used to be one of the first courses qualified by way of the overseas Federation of Mountain courses organization. jointly, they made a light-weight and quick ascent of the South Face of Aconcagua.

Part of the Mountaineers outdoors specialist series.

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