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Alpine Climbing Techniques to Take You Higher

ISBN-10: 0898867495
ISBN-13: 9780898867497
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Kathy Cosley has been a guide and climbing instructor for more than 20 years. In 1988, Kathy was the first American woman to climb the Eiger's North Face. Along with Mark Houston, she made a lightweight and fast ascent of the South Face of Aconcagua.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Making of an Alpinist
Making Decisions
Considering Risk
Learning
The Alpine Environment
Alpine Hazards
Mountain Weather
Preserving the Alpine Environment
Social Impacts
Preparation and Equipment
Physical Training
Mental Preparation and Planning
Equipment
Routefinding and Navigation
Routefinding
Navigation
Alpine Rock
Movement Skills and Protective Systems
Descent
Debrief
Snow and Ice
Understanding Snow and Ice
Movement Skills on Snow
Protective Systems on Snow
Movement Skills on Ice
Protective Systems on Ice
Mixed Climbing
Glaciers
Formation of Glaciers
Routefinding
Hazard Assessment
Protective Systems for Glacier Travel
Crevasse Rescue
Guides Associations
Rescue
Ratings Systems
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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