Mountain Skills Training Handbook

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A complete guide to summer and winter mountaineering techniques, written by two of the UK's most active instructors and mountaineers and recommended by the AMI, invaluable for both instructors and enthusiasts. The techniques, methods and tips clearly presented here have derived from the authors' own experiences of delivering quality instruction at the highest level.
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Overview

A complete guide to summer and winter mountaineering techniques, written by two of the UK's most active instructors and mountaineers and recommended by the AMI, invaluable for both instructors and enthusiasts. The techniques, methods and tips clearly presented here have derived from the authors' own experiences of delivering quality instruction at the highest level.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780715318485
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 7
Part 1 Summer
Mountain Leadership Skills 9
Mountain Weather 10
River Crossing 15
Security on Steep Ground 19
Emergency Evacuation 27
Navigation 31
Technical Skills for Summer and Winter Climbing 41
Knots 42
Abseiling 47
Lowering 51
Tying In 54
Belay Methods 58
Summer/Winter Multi-pitch Changeovers 64
Rock Climbing 71
Short Roping 78
Improvised Rescue Techniques 82
Single-pitch Climbing Sessions 90
Part 2 Winter
Avalanche Awareness 107
The Snow-pack 108
Safe-travel Tips 111
Searching Techniques 114
Snowcraft Skills 117
The Ice Axe 118
Self-arrest 121
Self Belay 126
The Boot as a Tool 128
Step Cutting 131
Crampons 135
The Teaching of Crampon Techniques 139
Snow and Ice Anchors 142
Snow Shelters 153
Gear Lists 159
Index 160
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