Backcountry Skiing Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering

ISBN-10: 1594850380
ISBN-13: 9781594850387
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

This is a guide for intermediate to advanced backcountry skiers. It includes advice on techniques, safety, navigation, nutrition, fitness and decision making. The book also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment, mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, and emergency situations.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Gear and Equipment
Skis
Boots
Bindings
Skins
Poles
Boot Crampons
Ice Axes
Harnesses
Clothing
Day Packs
Overnight Packs
Ropes
Avalanche Safety Equipment
Decision-Making in Avalanche Terrain
The Anatomy of a Decision: The Decision-Making Framework
Avalanche 101: Snow Safety, Avalanche Awareness, and Avalanche Terrain
The Mountain Snowpack
Terrain Selection: Understanding and Identifying Avalanche Terrain
Tour Planning
Human Factors and Group Dynamics
Observations and Awareness for Backcountry Travel
Navigation
Navigation Tools
Navigation Techniques
Uphill Movement
Skinning: The Motion
Skinning; Turns
Skinning in Difficult Conditions
Track Setting
Transitions
Transitions from Skinning to Skiing
Transitions from Skiing to Skinning
Transitions from Skinning to Booting
Transitions from Snow to Glaciated Terrain
Transitions from Unroped to Roped Travel in Glaciated Terrain
Ski Mountaineering Techniques
Protection in Ski Mountaineering
Anchor Basics
Anchors on Snow
Rock Protection and Anchors
Ice Protection and Anchors
Seated Belays
Roped Travel
Prerigging for Glacier Travel
Downhill Skiing Techniques
Backcountry vs. Alpine Gear
The Front-side Skier
Survival Skiing Techniques for the Backcountry
Advanced Skiing Techniques: Skiing on Belay
Taking Care of Yourself and the Mountains
Staying Dry
Staying Warm
Planned Shelters
Nutrition on a Ski Tour
Mountain Ethics
The Mountain Environment
Mountain Weather Basics
Anatomy of a Glacier
Rescue Techniques and Emergency Preparedness
Avalanche Companion Rescue
Crevasse Fall: Self-Rescue
Crevasse Rescue
Emergency Shelters
Emergency Sleds
First-Aid Kits
Repair Kits
Emergency Communication Equipment
Resources Appendix
Glossary
Index

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