The Mountaineers Books Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering

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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.


Mountaineers Books Books Backcountry Skiing Skills Volken Schell Wheeler Publisher 9781594850387. As search and rescue teams are increasingly strapped for funding self-education has become a larger necessity for snow-sport enthusiasts. The new edition of Bruce Tremper's seminal book is organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes and all chapters have been updated and reviewed by peer experts.


Travel safe with the intermediate-to-advanced techniques described in Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering by Martin Volken. Topics include roped climbing, anchors, ice axe usage, winter camping and more.

- Mountain Gear

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