Glacier Mountaineering An Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

ISBN-10: 0762748621

ISBN-13: 9780762748624

Edition: 2009 (Revised)

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Description: Glacier Mountaineeringprovides mountaineers with the knowledge and skills needed to safely and self-sufficiently navigate their way over glacier terrain. Hundreds of often hilarious and always helpful illustrations by Mike Clelland complement the clear and concise descriptions from Andy Tyson. Providing critical instruction for anyone planning to travel over glacier countryfrom the Cascades to the Rockies to Denalithis book will systematically guide and entertain readers through glacier anatomy, equipment, route finding, and rescue techniques. It is an invaluable introduction to this complex subject, and an outstanding reference for beginners and experienced mountaineers alike.

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 6/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
Anatomy of a Glacier
Crevasses, seracs, and icefalls
Basic Equipment & Knots
Harnesses, crampons, ice axes, and knots
Ice and Snow Protection
Deadman, pickets, ice screws, and checklist
Roping Up
Dividing the rope, forming teams, and communicating
Moving, Self-Belay, Self-Arrest, and Protection
Moving efficiently and safely
Route Finding
Leading the way
Glacier Camping
Site selection and comfort
Crevasse Rescue
Rescue sequences
Hauling Systems
Getting your partner out
Finally
Taking responsibility
Bibliography and Resources
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