The Mountain Guide Manual: The Comprehensive Reference--From Belaying to Rope Systems and Self-Rescue

The Mountain Guide Manual: The Comprehensive Reference--From Belaying to Rope Systems and Self-Rescue

by Marc Chauvin, Rob Coppolillo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493025145
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 355,966
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo are both certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA). Chauvin helped create the American Mountain Guides Association in the 1990s and has assisted in developing their curricula over the past 25 years. He’s currently the senior member of the AMGA Instruction Team. Coppolillo has written for Climbing and Skiing, and is a contributing editor for Elevation Outdoors magazine. He is the author of Holy Spokes: A Biking Bible for Everyone.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Body, Mind, and the Toolbox 1

Chapter 2 Gear and Strategy 15

Chapter 3 Leader Protection 25

Chapter 4 Belay Anchors 41

Chapter 5 Belaying 62

Chapter 6 Ropes Systems: Double, Twin, Parallel, Caterpillar 85

Chapter 7 Stance Management 92

Chapter 8 Transitions 106

Chapter 9 Alpine Rock: Approaches, Descents, and Variable Terrain 135

Chapter 10 Glacier and Snow Travel 199

Chapter 11 Technical Ice 247

Chapter 12 Self-Rescue 270

Afterword 296

Index 297

About the Authors 306

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