Mountaineering: Essential Skills for Hikers and Climbers

Mountaineering: Essential Skills for Hikers and Climbers


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Mountaineering: Essential Skills for Hikers and Climbers by Alun Richardson, George Manley

An impressive and comprehensive book, Mountaineering is perfect for the complete beginner or the seasoned mountaineer who aspires to venture into the world’s hills and mountains. This essential reference includes hiking and trekking basics: packing your backpack, interpreting maps, rock climbing, winter mountaineering, the precautions necessary to stay safe, alpinism, ski mountaineering and snowshoeing, and expeditioning to remote parts of the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629144412
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,217,951
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alun Richardson is a photographer and International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) mountain guide—the highest qualification for worldwide mountaineering and exploration. He runs a climbing and mountaineering school in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

George Manley is a qualified mountaineering instructor and a professional illustrator. He has taught climbing and mountaineering for many years. He lives in Chester, England.

Table of Contents

Foreword Pat Litttejohn OBE iv

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vi

1 Mountain Walking and Trekking 2

2 Rock Climbing 54

3 Winter Mountaineering 158

4 Alpinism 212

5 Ski Mountaineering and Snowshoeing 248

6 Expeditions to Remote Areas of the World 282

Appendices 353

Index 361

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