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The Mountaineering Handbook

Author : Sanjai Banerji
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‘The Mountaineering Handbook’ will be useful for the trekker or novice climber wanting to go higher or the veteran climber wanting to brush up on the technicalities in the wilderness. A wide spectrum of issues has been covered on mountaineering, like building climbing anchors, key belaying steps, rappelling, jumaring, rock-climbing, snow craft, ice craft, avalanches, glaciers, mountain ranges of India, tent-pitching, river-crossing and the map as a navigation tool. The safety and risk factors have been covered in detail under high-altitude acclimatization, avalanche rescue, survival techniques, preventing accidents, cold injuries and first-aid. There is a conscious effort to spread awareness to the reader on maintaining the pristine beauty of the hills and forests in the wilderness through the principles of leaving no trace, the do’s and don’ts of mountaineering, selection of campsite, climate change, camp sanitation and hygiene. One of the salient features of the book is the emphasis on the physical training exercises required for mountaineering.

The Mountaineering Handbook

Author : Craig Connally
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Modern Mountaineering on Alpine Rock, Snow, and Ice If your experience as a backpacker or rock climber is drawing you higher; if the cold, remote alpine environment calls you nearer, this book is for you. The Mountaineering Handbook will teach you the skills that will take you to the top. Even if you’re already an experienced mountaineer, you’ll find detailed descriptions of the newest and most effective techniques to refine and organize your methods and equipment. The Mountaineering Handbook isn't mired in outdated traditionalism; its new-school techniques are safer, more effective, and more fun for mountaineers at every level. With constant emphasis on light, fast, and efficient mountaineering, Craig Connally shows you how to: Move quickly up and down rock, snow, and ice with appropriate safety systems Manage mountain hazards, including rockfall, avalanche, lightning, and high-altitude illness Select the best equipment for your personal style and objectives Maintain sound nutrition and training according to the most up-to-date science Understand the human factors of mountaineering--the social and psychological forces that influence critical decisions Connally’s passion for mountaineering is evident in his writing--The Mountaineering Handbook is clever, insightful, and entertaining. He intends to move mountaineering into the twenty-first century, but he’s also determined to turn the traditional how-to book on its ear by injecting personality, humor, and thoughtfulness into every page.

The Mountaineering Handbook

Author : Curtis W. Casewit
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Mountaineering Handbook

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When it comes to your summit to the top, would you suffer or would you reach glory? The thought of climbing a mountain probably evokes the image of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, smashing goals and moments of contemplation. However, it's important to understand the technical, safety and physical requirements to avoid suffering from frostbites, injuries or worse... When we least expect accidents to happen is usually when all our precautions fail. That's why the first thing you'll learn in this book is how to adequately prepare for your climb just in case worse comes to worst. If you can mitigate the risks with the tips and tricks that this book provides, then you can not only prevent yourself from agony, but you can triumph over terrain and altitude. In the Mountaineering Handbook you'll discover: The essential gears your need for your ascent How to master doing rope work, carry out belaying and doing your anchor The right nutrition to fuel your body before, during and after you conquer your next mountain Advanced techniques that will help you scale your climb with ease 7 common risks that you can face while mountaineering and how to prevent them The exact materials you need to avoid being stranded And that's just the tip of the iceberg... You'll also love the compact design of this book because it makes it easy to carry with you on your climb as a mobile tutor and to LEARN AS YOU GO! Just as we cannot hope to learn about mountaineering merely by reading a book, we also can't go it alone out there. So take this book with you on your next climb and put into practice all that is shared here. Click the "Add To Cart" button now and discover all the tips, tricks, tools and techniques you need to make your next climbing experience exhilarating and rewarding!

The Complete Guide To Climbing Mountaineering

Author : Pete Hill
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This is a comprehensive, full-colour manual providing a complete reference for climbers of every level and discipline. It covers all the skills, safety issues and equipment necessary for the key climbing disciplines: mountains, bouldering and climbing walls, summer climbing, winter climbing, big wall and expedition climbing. This exciting book is extensively illustrated throughout, with practical diagrams as well as inspirational and instructive photographs covering everything from the basic saftey, equipment and techniques to advanced-level mountaineering on some of the world's toughest ascents. The basic skills includes fundamental information on the necessary technical equipment, from harness, rock boots and ropes to slings, karabiners and belay devices. There is a detailed section on different types of knots with clear diagrams to exemplify each. The technical skills section gives comprehensive information on abseiling with diagrams and photographs, plus various emergency procedures that all climbers and mountaineers should know. The natural ability to climb is in all of us, it is getting it out on to the surface and refining it into a useful skill that is the trick. Pete Hill explains how to move on rock with the various handholds, footholds and specific climbing techniques, he shows the attractions of bouldering, and the importance of chalk as part of a boulderer's arsenal, and finally Pete discusses the various types of climbing walls. The summer section of the book details everything you need to know about traditional climbing, considered by many as the purest form of the sport, as well as sport climbing, and Via Ferratas which are well suited for families new to climbing. The Winter section covers avalanches, ice climbing and snow shelters, as well as step kicking, step cutting and crampon techniques. For the more advanced climbers and mountaineers, the Alpine Climbing, Big wall climbing and expedition sections of the book will provide you with ideas, equipment information, techniques, advice on how to overcome any problems and scenarios to get your adrenaline racing. The Appendices provides essential and useful information on the various climbing grades worldwide, as well as factors and forces. It is one of very few books on the market that is so comprehensive, internationally relevant and covers so many different types of climbing. It is written by Pete Hill (MIC, FRGS), an experienced and highly-regarded author and climbing instructor. Pete is author of the bestselling 'Mountain Skills Training Handbook' and 'The International Handbook of Technical Mountaineering'. He has led mountaineering expeditions to the Indian and Nepalese Himalaya, and was leader of an international expedition to Kashmir which made the first ascents of three previously unclimbed peaks.

The Mountaineers A History

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Mountaineers Handbook

Author : Mountaineers (Society)
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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.

Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills

Author : The Mountaineers
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“The definitive guide to mountains and climbing . . .”—Conrad Anker For nearly 60 years it’s been revered as the “bible” of mountaineering–and now it’s even better than ever • The best-selling instructional text for new and intermediate climbers for more than half a century • New edition—fully updated techniques and all-new illustrations • Researched and written by a team of expert climbers Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the text beloved by generations of new climbers—the standard for climbing education around the world where it has been translated into 12 languages. For the all-new 9th Edition, committees comprosed of active climbers and climbing educators reviewed every chapter of instruction, and discussed updates with staff from the American Alpine Club (AAC), the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and the Access Fund. They also worked with professional members of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), to review their work and ensure that the updated textbook includes the most current best practices for both alpine and rock climbing instruction. From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safety—there is no more comprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition. Significant updates to this edition include: • New alignment with AAC’s nationwide universal belay standard • Expanded and more detailed avalanche safety info, including how to better understand avalanches, evaluate hazards, travel safely in avy terrain, and locate and rescue a fellow climber in an avalanche • Newly revamped chapters on clothing and camping • All-new illustrations reflecting the latest gear and techniques—created by artist John McMullen, former art director of Climbing magazine • Review of and contributions to multiple sections by AMGA-certified guides • Fresh approach to the Ten Essentials—now making the iconic list easier to recall

Manuals Combined USMC MWTC Marine Corps Winter And Summer Mountain Wilderness Medicine Survival And Warfare Leader

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Over 3,600 total pages ... Contains the following publications: Small Unit Leader's Guide to Mountain Warfare Operations Mountain Leader’s Guide to Winter Operations Mountain Leader’s Guide to Mountain Warfare Operations Cold Region Operations Mountain Warfare Operations SUMMER SURVIVAL COURSE HANDBOOK WINTER SURVIVAL COURSE HANDBOOK ASSAULT CLIMBERS HANDBOOK COLD WEATHER MEDICINE COURSE WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSE MOUNTAIN LEADER BOOK (SUMMER) MOUNTAIN LEADER MANUAL (WINTER)