Climb!

Overview

Climbing is one of the fastest growing extreme sports. From the climbing wall in your local gym to the forbidding slopes of Mount Everest, it offers exciting challenges to adventurers of every age and skill level. Accomplished climber and competitor Pete Takeda shows kids exactly how the sport is done, presenting an enticing, close-up look at bouldering, sport climbing, wall climbing, trad climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and more.

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Overview

Climbing is one of the fastest growing extreme sports. From the climbing wall in your local gym to the forbidding slopes of Mount Everest, it offers exciting challenges to adventurers of every age and skill level. Accomplished climber and competitor Pete Takeda shows kids exactly how the sport is done, presenting an enticing, close-up look at bouldering, sport climbing, wall climbing, trad climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and more.

An introduction and guide to climbing, including bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing, ice climbing, and alpinism.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
National Geographic's Extreme Sports series gives a behind the scenes look at athletic adventurers. Climb! by Pete Takeda covers everything from "bouldering" ("the essence of freeclimbing no ropes, no hardware") to "Alpinism" ("literally climbing as if you were in the Alps") to good ole' "trad" (traditional) climbing. Skateboard! by Constance Loizos, stays closer to the ground, detailing the development of skateboarding from subculture to "serious sport." Both include safety tips, maneuvers, and lingo. Profiles of top competitors and 70 full-color photos are included.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-9-Young sports aficionados will be attracted to these photo-filled, glossy guides. Six chapters in each one cover the equipment, techniques, terms, rules, ethics, and lingo of each sport. Skateboard examines the special moves of street stunts, vert (vertical) skating, downhill, street luge and mountainboarding. Climb presents bouldering, sport climbing, wall climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and more. Reigning athletes (mostly male) and important competitions and challenges are mentioned. Each title opens with a reminder that the featured sport is dangerous and states that even though not all of the people depicted are wearing protective gear, it is important to do so.-Diane Olivo-Posner, Long Beach Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792267447
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Extreme Sports Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,345,114
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 7.29 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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