Stackpole Books NOLS Wilderness Mountaineering
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The updated edition of. Author: Phil Powers and National Outdoor Leadership School. Softcover; 254 pages; black-and-white illustrations. Stackpole Books; copyright 2009. Features essential information for wilderness mountaineering and includes helpful illustrations. Subjects include mountaineering hazards, party movement, equipment, safety, technical climbing, glacier travel, rescue and ethics. Updated edition includes advances in technique, equipment and safety; features new rescue system illustrations and an essay on transitioning from the climbing gym to rock.
National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Mountaineering:"A solid, concise, and readable treatise on mountaineering hazards, party movement, equipment, safety, technical climbing, glacier travel, rescue, and ethics. The focus is on semi-technical multiday travel over rugged glacial terrain -- the segment of climbing where instruction is the hardest to find and most necessary." -- Backpacker"A superb, portable handbook of mountaineering basics; a veteran instructor shares the collective wisdom of one of the top outdoor schools in the country." -- Climbing"Phil Powers, a NOLS guide, has taken [the schools] vast experience and knowledge regarding wilderness mountaineering and placed it on the pages of his book. The descriptions are exceptionally clear and easy to understand, as are the accompanying illustrations." -- Outdoor Retailer
From glacier travel to ice climbing techniques to winter-camping skills, NOLS Wilderness Mountaineering provides useful information to make your next trip a success. You don't want to start up the mountain without the knowledge to get to the top and get back in one piece, so crack open this book and start practicing the necessary techniques to ensure you're ready when the day comes to head for the summit.
By: Phil Powers Edition: Second Edition, 2000 Published by: Stackpole Books Pages: 226 ISBN #: 0811730867 This book is for climbers from novice to expert, and includes suggestions for rock, snow, glacier, and ice climbing; tips on climbing skills, equipment, and safety practices; lessons on rope handling, axe use, ascent and decent methods and more. Fully illustrated with over 50 line drawings of often-used knots, cords, anchors, axes, safety systems, and movement techniques. About the author: Phil Powers began climbing in Oklahoma at the age of fifteen. Since then, his achievements have included the first ascent of the Washburn Face of Mount McKinley, the first winter traverse of the Cathedral Group in the Grand Tetons, and a new 23-pitch rock route on Lukpilla Brakk and the first American ascent of Gasherbrum II in Pakistan. In 1993, Phil successfully summitted K2, the world's second tallest peak. After a long stint as an instructor and then Development and Partnerships Director at the National Outdoor Leadership School, Phil is currently a partner in the Jackson Hole Mountain Guides.