Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book: Traveling and Camping Skills for a Winter Environment

Overview

Allen & Mike are back with totally updated information and first-hand advice for all aspects of backcountry skiing and winter camping. Learn how to choose the right equipment, avoid hazards such as avalanches and extreme cold, build snow shelters, and have fun while staying safe and minimizing the impact on the wilderness.

These two National Outdoor Leadership School instructors offer lots of tried-and-true tricks and useful tips drawn from...

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Overview

Allen & Mike are back with totally updated information and first-hand advice for all aspects of backcountry skiing and winter camping. Learn how to choose the right equipment, avoid hazards such as avalanches and extreme cold, build snow shelters, and have fun while staying safe and minimizing the impact on the wilderness.

These two National Outdoor Leadership School instructors offer lots of tried-and-true tricks and useful tips drawn from years of experience.
The material is easy to understand and accompanied by hundreds of entertaining illustrations by renowned illustrator Mike Clelland!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762745852
  • Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Allen and Mike's Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 309,481
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Allen O'Bannon grew up in Portland, Oregon and while he dabbled a little in skiing and winter camping in the Cascades of Oregon it was really upon moving to the mountains of Wyoming and Idaho at the end of the ‘80’s that he began what has become a life long passion. Allen has worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School since 1987 and spent four seasons working for the United States Antarctic Program. He prefers cold to heat and is miserable at the thought of global warming. He would love some cold weather consulting work.

 
Mike Clelland is a NOLS instructor and illustrator who studied Mad magazine rather than go to art school. He has numerous books with his name on them, including Allen & Mike's Telemark Tips and Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Safety in the Backcountry     3
Equipment     27
Skiing in the Backcountry     47
Camping in the Snow     67
Snow Shelters     87
Minimum Impact and Other Backcountry Ethics     107
Spring Skiing and Other Challenges     117
Equipment Checklist     130
Resources     121
About the Authors     122
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