Falcon Guides How to Ice Climb
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How do you move efficiently on ice? What are the tricks of the top climbers on mixed routes and precarious hanging icicles? What are the most important considerations when buying ice climbing equipment? How strong is ice protection? What are the greatest hazards in ice climbing, and how do you avoid them? This thorough text answers these questions, and hundreds more about alpine ice, waterfall ice, and mixed climbing.
Ice climbing is exploding in popularity. Advances in equipment and technique have helped make the sport accessible to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts-and that's where How to Ice Climb! comes into play. Written for beginners and experts alike, How to Ice Climb! is the most complete and up-to-date instructional manual available. Author Craig Luebben, contributing editor to Climbing magazine, starts with the basics such as equipment, safety, water ice technique, then moves on to thoroughly cover mixed climbing, alpine climbing, leading, and descending. Luebben had some of the best ice climbers in the country review the text and make contributions; sidebars and chapters by Joe Josephson, Topher Donahue, and Kennan Harvey help make this book a complete package. Also included is an overview of popular North American ice climbing areas.
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