The Mountaineers Books Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
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This backcountry ski guidebook offers great tips for ski touring and detailed techniques for ski mountaineering. Intermediate-to-advanced techniques for snow travel, roped climbing, how to use ice axes, and more. Professional advice on selecting gear, troubleshooting, and adapting to varying conditions. Information on constructing emergency shelters and sleds. Tips for wilderness trip planning and navigation. Pick up this book on backcountry skiing and brush up on your skills before your next winter adventure. Author: Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret Wheeler. 335 pages
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Before heading off for your first foray into the backcountry, pick up the "Backcountry Skiing Skills Book" to ensure it's both safe and successful. Written by a team of ski mountaineering experts, this book is intended for intermediate-to-advanced skiers and teaches techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, focusing on being well-informed and making good decisions. Some of the subjects covered are trip planning, fitness regimens, navigation, mountain weather, and primer avalanche safety information. While this book is an excellent resource, it does not replace the need for an avalanche safety class.
Martin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountain backcountry. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning backcountry trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more. In addition to mastering techniques, Backcountry Skiing also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, a discussion of emergency situations, nutrition and fitness advice, and winter camping basics.Throughout this guide, a special emphasis is put on being well-informed and making good decisions -- whenever you strap on your skis and skins and head out into the backcountry.For intermediate to advanced backcountry skiersIncludes trip planning, navigation, fitness, and avalanche safety information, in addition to techniques.Provides advice on how to make well-informed backcountry decisionsAuthors: Martin Volken, Scott Schell, and Margaret Wheeler344 pagesISBN #978-1-59485-038-7
- Second Ascent
Gain the skills necessary to safely negotiate backcountry excursions with this authoritative guide on winter touring and ski mountaineering.