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Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book, Revised and Even Better!: Traveling & Camping Skills for a Winter Environment [NOOK Book]

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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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Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book, Revised and Even Better!: Traveling & Camping Skills for a Winter Environment

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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: 9780762755592
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Allen & Mike's Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,173,247
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Allen O'Bannon grew up in Portland, Oregon and first learned to ski on the sloped of Mount Hood. In the mid-80s he made not only a transition to the mountains of the west, but also to a pair of freeheel bindings. Allen has worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School since 1987 and is a senior instructor in the NOLS winter program. Unable to find a real job, he turned to writing this book to support his ski habit. He currently resides for part of the year in Victor, Idaho.

Mike Clelland never went to Art School, studying Mad Magazine instead. Mike grew up in the flat plains of Michigan, then spent ten years (as a Yuppie!) in New York City. In 1987 he thought it might be fun to be a ski bum in Wyoming for the winter. Unfortunately, after living and skiing in the Rockies, he found it quite impossible to return to his previous life in the Big City. Mike is presently living in a shed in Idaho where he divides his time between illustrator and NOLS instructor.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Not very informative

    This book is extremely wishy-washy and directed at the tele-ski elite. There are many open ended suggestions and ways to do things, with the authors insite on what they personally do, but this book is more like an overview of all things possible in winter camping expeditions. I did not enjoy it because I was expecting learn more specifics, instead of getting a huge overarching view of things I already understood. Additionally, as a NOOK book the pictures do not translate well, and they interfere with the text.

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