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Climbing Self rescue

Author : Andy Tyson
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* Climbing self-rescue procedures for teams of two - the most common climbing party size * Techniques equally effective on rock, snow, and ice * Utilizes gear climbers already carry in their rack* Includes 40 one-page rescue scenarios and solutions for climbing accident analysisThe rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You've wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In Climbing: Self Rescue, two long-time climbing instructors and guides teach how to improvise your own solutions, calling for outside help only when necessary. Because few climbers carry fancy (and expensive) search and rescue gear, all skills taught in this book use the items typically found on a climbing rack: rope, carabiners, slings, and cord. Text, illustrations, and photos explain knots, belaying and hauling systems, rappelling, ascension, passing knots, how to safely assist and rig an injured climber, and more. Roughly half of the book is devoted to real-life climbing scenarios and solutions ranging from moderate to severe. Because real-life situations rarely unfold as they do in practice, Climbing Self-Rescue teaches how to analyze and improvise your way out of a crisis.

Self Rescue

Author : David J. Fasulo
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Thismust-have handbook on rescue techniques for serious climbers fully describes and illustrates a variety of techniques that every climber should know for safety and self-reliance.

The Trad Climber s Guide To Problem Solving

Author : Vdiff Climbing
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Learn how to: - Use a variety of self-rescue techniques - Build self-equalizing anchors with minimal gear - Abseil without a belay device - Abseil with damaged ropes - Descend from bad anchors - Negotiate loose rock - Use basic aid techniques - Simul climb safely - Prevent accidents from occurring in the first place - Plus much more. Suitable for advanced climbers.

Self Rescue

Author : David Fasulo
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Thismust-have handbook on rescue techniques for serious climbers fully describes and illustrates a variety of techniques that every climber should know for safety and self-reliance.

The Mountain Guide Manual

Author : Marc Chauvin
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Written by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certified mountain guides Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo, The Mountain Guide Manual is the go-to reference for novice and experienced mountain guides, as well as advanced recreationalists. Covering everything from rope systems and belaying to advice on group dynamics and rescuing, the manual combines practical how-to instruction with clear graphics, illustrations, and awe-inspiring alpine imagery.

Traditional Lead Climbing

Author : Heidi Pesterfield
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Traditional Lead Climbing is the first and only guidebook intended to teach rock climbers how to lead with gear. Unlike other types of climbing such as sport and direct-aid climbing, “trad” climbing relies on placing your own gear as you climb from the ground. It’s also one of the more dangerous climbing activities, where expert guidance is a must. This invaluable guide gives step-by-step descriptions of equipment, rope management, and techniques. Dozens of close-up photos and fun yet informative drawings show situations climbers might encounter and how to deal with them. In addition to covering the basics, the book showcases the experience and wisdom of a number of world-class climbers in self-revealing sidebars.

Big Wall Climbing

Author : Jared Ogden
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CLICK HERE to download the section from Big Wall Climbing on "First Ascents" * Skills and strategies unique to big walls -- illustrated in full color * Includes modern speed and free climbing tactics that have revolutionized wall climbing * Key training exercises (practiced near the ground) and real life examples reinforce instruction Dangling sweaty-palmed from a 3000-foot cliff for days on end, Jared Ogden taught himself to climb his first big wall by trial and error. Why should you have to do the same? Ogden, who has climbed El Capitan's Nose in less than twenty-four hours, wants to jump-start your education. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a full-on wall addict, you'll learn the tools of the trade and how to use them; different leading and hauling scenarios and why some are better suited than others; multiple following set-ups for different terrain; how to choose your partners and routes; staying on route; how to live on a wall; the steps involved in doing first ascents; big wall style and ethics; and more. Ogden will have you racked and ready for prime big wall climbing destinations in North America including Yosemite, Zion, Rocky Mountain, and the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Parks; the Alaskan Range; and the Bugaboos of British Columbia.

Emergency Roping and Bouldering

Author : Sam Fury
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These Climbing Skills Will Save Your Life! This is not your usual rock-climbing book. Inside you will discover climbing self-rescue and bouldering techniques for survival. It is a 3-part manual: * Knots. Discover how to tie 10 of the most useful knots there are. * Emergency Roping. Learn how to use a rope to climb and rappel without any special equipment. * Bouldering. Bouldering is climbing without the use of ropes or harnesses. It is an important skill and also a fun way to get a full-body workout. These are the roping skills you need to survive, because you never know when things might go wrong in the great outdoors. Get it now. Survival Roping and Knot Tying Skills * Learn to tie a variety of the most practical every-day and climbing knots. * Get yourself out of sticky rock-climbing situations by descending and ascending using nothing but a rope. * Create improvised harnesses out of rope. * Make improvised rope when in a wilderness survival situation. * Save yourself in a "man-overboard" or a similar situation with the self-rescue bowline. * Discover the best way to cross a river safely using nothing but a rope. Discover the Climbing Skills You Need to Escape Danger * No prior rock-climbing experience needed. * Essential bouldering tips and techniques. * How to conserve your energy while rock climbing. * The various types of climbing holds and which grip to use when climbing them. * Foot techniques to help you scale any wall. Includes smearing, back-stepping, hooking, mantles, and more! * The types of rock faces you will encounter and the best ways to climb them. * Crack climbing skills such as jams and shuffling. * Learn the fundamentals of how to rock climb whether bouldering outdoors or in. ... and much more! Climbing for Kids, Adults, Male, and Female * A basic climbing workout is a fun and challenging way to keep fit. * See the world around you in a new light. * Increase your imagination. * Overcome fear. * Build confidence. Includes 4 Free Bonuses Get your copy of Emergency Roping and Bouldering today and you will also receive: * A 5-week Emergency Roping and Bouldering training schedule. * Special report: How to swim 50+ meters underwater. * A critical first aid guide including an emergency first aid cheat sheet. * Your complete guide on how to find drinking water in a survival situation. Teach yourself emergency roping and bouldering skills, because this knowledge will save your life. Get it now.

How to Ice Climb

Author : Craig Luebben
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A guide for both beginners and experts starts with basics such as equipment, safety, and water ice techniques, and also covers mixed climbing, alpine climbing, leading, and descending

Climbing Gym to Crag

Author : S. Peter Lewis
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* Surpasses other training guides with a new level of instruction, clarity, and safety * "Key Transition Exercises" teach the skills you'll need to move from gym climbing to rock climbing * Climbing technique illustrated with more than 150 photos * Complements any indoor or outdoor climbing course Getting strong and learning to climb hard routes in the gym doesn't prepare you for climbing outdoors where anything can happen. Climbing: From Gym to Crag is written by experts who teach climbing for a living. These long-time instructors have a clear, practical understanding of the different skills and climbing technique needed to go from climbing in the gym to climbing on real rock. From building anchors to leading and self-rescue, they'll teach you how to make the transition safely. Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series

Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills

Author : The Mountaineers
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"If there is only one 'how to' book to read for the aspirant and expert alike, it is Freedom of the Hills. In fact, it is fair to say that Freedom is the definitive guide to mountains and climbing and has influenced pretty much every climber." -- Conrad Anker * 50th anniversary edition of the title considered "bible" of climbing * With nearly 1 million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title * Printed on 100% recycled paper Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition -- it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than 40 experts -- all active climbers and climbing educators -- reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolutions in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.

Glacier Mountaineering

Author : Andy Tyson
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Glacier Mountaineering provides the knowledge and skills needed to safely and self-sufficiently navigate over glacier terrain. Hundreds of hilarious and helpful illustrations by Mike Clelland complement the clear and concise text by Andy Tyson. Providing critical instruction for anyone planning to travel over glacier country—from the Cascades to the Rockies to Denali—this book will guide and entertain readers through glacier anatomy, equipment, route finding, and rescue techniques.

Medicine for Mountaineering Other Wilderness Activities

Author : James A Wilkerson, M.D.
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CLICK HERE to download the sample chapter "Basic Care" from Medicine for Mountaineering * The best-selling backcountry medical guide of its kind * This edition includes new chapters on avalanche injuries, drowning, eye disorders, medical evacuations, and lightning * Provides expert information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, plus medications, medical kits, and legal and ethical considerations Compiled by highly recognized medical professionals in the emergency response and trauma field, the latest edition of Medicine for Mountaineering features fully revised and expanded information to help mountaineers weather storms, animal attacks, injuries, and more. With a new foreword by Buck Tilton and updated essentials on reacting to wilderness accidents, the 6th edition includes new chapters on drowning, avalanche injuries, evacuation procedures, and more.

Rock Climbing

Author : Malcolm Creasey
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A step-by-step guide to safe practices in all aspects of the sport, from belaying and leading to abseiling, for both indoor and outdoor venues.

Rock Climbing

Author : Craig Luebben
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* Author was an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) certified rock guide and instructor* Learning exercises reinforce key skills* Step-by-step technique illustrated in over 150 photosCraig Luebben taught rock climbing basics to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the U.S. Here he presents the most common foot positions, hand grips, and body positions and how to use them precisely, from the smear to the crimp to the twistlock. Going beyond static moves, he emphasizes a dynamic style of movement for the greatest climbing efficiency-a style that makes the most of your strength and your time on the rock. With an emphasis on safety and how to stay within your abilities, Luebben teaches how to evaluate potential hazards and then avoid them. Topics addressed include: risk management, face climbing, crack climbing, gear, knots, anchors, belaying, toproping, sport climbing, trad climbing, multi-pitch free climbs, rappelling, aid climbing, bouldering, training, and self-rescue. Craig Luebben guided professionally for more than twenty years. The author of How to Rappel!, How to Ice Climb!, and other titles, he also wrote for magazines including Climbing and Rock & Ice. He opened many new routes on four continents.Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.

Knots for Climbers

Author : Craig Luebben
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Teaches the reader the Twelve Essential Climbing Knots, and then presents eighteen others for various special situations. Color illustrations make learning these knots a cinch.

Rock Climbing

Author : Wilderness Education Association
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Rock climbing has been growing in popularity since the 1930s, and it’s no wonder. This exciting activity lets you spend time in the outdoors while challenging yourself both physically and mentally and bonding with friends and family. With the increasing availability of a variety of climbing venues, including indoor climbing gyms, it’s easier than ever to try rock climbing. Rock Climbing is the perfect book for anyone who wants to develop the skills. Rock Climbing will help you explore one of the world’s fastest-growing activities safely and successfully. The experts at the Wilderness Education Association ensure you learn proper technique, which is essential to a safe and enjoyable experience. They prepare you for your adventure with information on fitness and conditioning, equipment and gear selection, and nutrition. Safety skills are integrated throughout the book. You’ll learn how you can use indoor climbing to practice basic skills before moving on to refine and build on those skills in the outdoors. You’ll find easy-to-follow instruction of climbing fundamentals, including knots, belaying, building anchor systems, moving on rock, descending, and lead climbing, giving you all the skills and knowledge you need to be a capable beginning climber. Throughout the book the authors share consumer, technique, and safety tips collected from their years of experience as both climbers and instructors. They also list Web sites to help you find climbing organizations, shop for equipment and gear, plan outdoor climbing trips, and more. The book also includes Success Check questions for each chapter that will help you test your climbing knowledge. Use Rock Climbing to join the millions of other climbing enthusiasts around the world. This complete resource will teach you all the essential information for a successful rock climbing adventure!

Integrated Risk Management for Leisure Services

Author : Robert B. Kauffman
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Learn how you can prevent and reduce injury, damage, or loss to your patrons and your organisation.

Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescue

Author : John Lull
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The most comprehensive manual on how to kayak safely in a wide variety of sea environments--from inland waterways to ocean rock gardens, tide rips, surf zones, and the open ocean. Aimed at beginners through experienced kayakers, this book describes how to deal with hazards, not just avoid them, using real-life, extensively tested techniques proven to work. You'll learn fundamental skills for recovery and rescue, and master safe paddling techniques in ocean conditions. Numerous photos accompany step-by-step descriptions of the Eskimo roll, towing methods, self- and partner-rescues, backup strategies, and group dynamics. The second edition has a fresh chapter on fine-tuning your strokes, which will significantly increase kayaking fun and safety.

Mountaineering

Author : Don Graydon
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Completely revised and expanded edition of the classic text on climbing and mountaineering techniques.