Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book: Traveling and Camping Skills for a Winter Environment / Edition 2

Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book: Traveling and Camping Skills for a Winter Environment / Edition 2

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by Allen O'bannon, Mike Clelland
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0762745851

ISBN-13: 9780762745852

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Falcon Guides

Practical advice from two NOLS instructors on all aspects of backcountry skiing and winter camping. As skiers venture farther from lift-served front country, they need to understand and avoid hazards such as avalanches and extreme cold. This book teaches skiers how to choose the right equipment, build winter shelters, stay safe, and have fun while minimizing their

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Practical advice from two NOLS instructors on all aspects of backcountry skiing and winter camping. As skiers venture farther from lift-served front country, they need to understand and avoid hazards such as avalanches and extreme cold. This book teaches skiers how to choose the right equipment, build winter shelters, stay safe, and have fun while minimizing their impact on the wilderness. Hundreds of entertaining but very practical illustrations by renowned illustrator Mike Clelland. Completely revised, updated, and even better than ever!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762745852
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
Allen & Mike's Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,086,670
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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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Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book: Traveling and Camping Skills for a Winter Environment 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.