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

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

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by Allen O'bannon, Mike Clelland
     
 

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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

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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:
9780762755592
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
Allen & Mike's Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
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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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.