Mountaineering : essential skills for hikers and climbers / Alun Richardson ; illustrated by George Manley.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, Description: 362 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781602399891 (pbk.); 1602399891 (pbk.); 9781629144412; 162914441X.Subject(s): Mountaineering | Mountaineering | Bergsteigen | Bergwandern | Klettern | Freiklettern | Eisklettern | Schneeschuhgehen | SkibergsteigenDDC classification: 796.52/2
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Mountain walking and trekking -- Rock climbing -- Winter mountaineering -- Alpinism -- Ski mountaineering and snowshoeing -- Expeditions to remote areas of the world.
Perfect for the complete beginner or the seasoned mountaineer, Mountaineering is a comprehensive guide for anyone who aspires to climb the world's hills and mountains. Its pages are packed full of information, including: Hiking and trekking basics from packing your backpack to map and compass reading tips ; Rock climbing from choosing the correct gear including harnesses, ropes, and the necessary tools to how to safely climb ; Winter mountaineering from predicting the weather to packing the correct clothing to the precautions necessary to stay safe ; Alpinism from hut and climbing etiquette to climbing alpine routes quickly ; Ski mountaineering and snowshoeing from choosing the right type of equipment to finding the best snow for your gear ; Expeditions from raising funds to planning your trip including the necessary gear and food to getting the necessary vaccines and visas. -- from the publisher.
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