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By Kathy Cosley,Mark Houston

* For climbers who understand the fundamentals and are able to enterprise higher

* Written through longtime courses and mountain climbing teachers qualified by means of the yankee Mountain consultant organization (AMGA)

* Teaches situational considering and studying in addition to technique

This intermediate-level advisor addresses instruments, talents, and methods utilized in alpine

terrain together with rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at average altitude-approximately 5000 meters (16,000 toes) and decrease. The technical safeguard structures are coated, after all. yet 30 years of alpine hiking adventure has confident the authors that mastery-and safety-lie within the way more tricky job of figuring out precisely which strategies to take advantage of, the place and whilst. as a result, they educate step by step decision-making abilities, offering eventualities, checklists, and self-posed inquiries to tell the choice approach.

Alpine hiking assumes a few previous wisdom, essentially in mountain climbing abilities and strategies. simple knots, belaying, rappelling, development rock anchors, top, putting rock safety, and circulate abilities on rock: diversifications of those abilities which are of specific worth within the alpine setting are addressed during this publication.

Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston were courses and mountain climbing teachers for greater than two decades. In 1988, Kathy was once the 1st American girl to climb the Eiger's North Face. Mark was once one of the first publications qualified through the overseas Federation of Mountain publications organization. jointly, they made a light-weight and speedy ascent of the South Face of Aconcagua.

Part of the Mountaineers open air specialist series.

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