The Mountaineers Books Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher
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Alpine Climbing - Techniques to Take You Higher by Cosley & Houston is an intermediate-level guide addressing tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain including rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude-approximately 5000 meters (16,000 feet) and lower.
- Mountain Gear
Description of Mountaineers Books Alpine Climbing Techniques to Take You HigherThis intermediate-level guide addresses tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain including rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude-approximately 5000 meters 16,000 feet and lower. The technical protection systems are covered, of course. But 30 years of alpine climbing experience has convinced the authors that mastery-and safety-lie in the far more difficult task of knowing exactly which techniques to use, where and when. Therefore, they teach step-by-step decision-making skills, providing scenarios, checklists, and self-posed questions to inform the decision process. Alpine Climbing assumes some prior knowledge, primarily in rock climbing skills and techniques. Basic knots, belaying, rappelling, building rock anchors, leading, placing rock protection, and movement skills on rock variations of these skills that are of particular value in the alpine environment are addressed in this book. Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston have been guides and climbing instructors for more than 20 years. In 1988, Kathy was the first American woman to climb the Eigers North Face. Mark was among the first guides certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association. Together, they made a lightweight and fast ascent of the South Face of Aconcagua.Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.FeaturesWritten by Mark Houston and Kathy CosleyPublished on 10202004 For climbers who know the basics and are ready to venture higherWritten by longtime guides and climbing instructors certified by the American Mountain Guide Association AMGATeaches situational thinking and learning as well as techniquePaperback272 Pages
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Alpine Climbing teaches you how to move quickly and efficiently over rock, snow, ice and glaciers. Authors: Mark Houston and Kathy Cosley. Softcover; 325 pages; black-and-white photographs. The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2004. More importantly you'll learn how to make timely decisions in a complex environment. The process of situational thinking and decision-making, step by step. Understanding the alpine environment and its potential hazards. Selecting the most appropriate gear for different alpine terrain. Identifying the route and staying on course. Movement skills and protective systems for alpine rock, snow and ice and glacier travel and crevasse rescue. This book is intended for intermediate alpinists with previous climbing experience.