The Mountaineers Books Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

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An Important book that might save a life, The Mountaineer's Books Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue covers reading glaciers, crevasse rescue, route finding, characteristics of glaciers, equipment, and more

- Mountain Gear

Petzl's Ultralegere climbing pulley Wheel is the choice for mountaineers who may need to set up a pulley system, but don't want to take along any extra weight. It is best used with a locking oval carabiner such as the Petzl "OK". Carabiner is not included. Carry this for use in emergency only. It is not recommended for tyrolean traverses or for organized rescue. Working Strength: .8kN Breaking Load: 16kN Weight: 10g Note that this item of climbing safety equipment is non-returnable. Please call us toll free at 877-236-8428 or e-mail with any questions.


In this revised edition, expert climber Andy Selters covers all the latest information and techniques for crossing glaciers and performing rescues. This guide explains the the principles of glacier travel, how to read glaciers, how to set up lowering and hauling systems, and much more. Perfect for climbers and backcountry travelers everywhere, this book features step-by-step directions, dozens of illustrations and photos, and sidebar anecdotes. Understanding glaciers and crevasse hazards. Rescue techniques, including crevasse rescue procedures. Team travel skills, with updated information on two person parties. New knots and belay techniques, such as the butterfly knot and the hip-ax belay. Drawings and illustrations revised for greater clarity. Helpful hints on routefinding, proper clothing, glacier camping, and more. Andy Selters, a longtime mountaineer, mountain guide, photographer, and cartographer, has climbed extensively in North and South America and has established new routes in Pakistan and Nepal. He is the author of Ways to the Sky: A Historical Guide to North American Mountaineering, winner of a National Outdoor Book Award, and The Mount Shasta Book. Author: Andy Selters. Publishing: The Mountaineers Books. Pages: 143. 2nd Edition

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Description of Mountaineers Books Glacier Travel Crevasse Rescue, 2nd Edition Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue is a comprehensive course in understanding glaciers, crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and rescuing crevasse victims. Topics covered include how glaciers form and how crevasses develop basic principles of glacier travel route finding knots and harnesses holding a fall rescue techniques, including self-belay and what a victim should do and glacier skiing and sled hauling. Sidebars feature descriptions of accidents and near-accidents to emphasize the importance of the techniques presented.FeaturesIncludes expanded and updated information on technical improvements and safetyNew sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presentedLarger format with more photographs

- US Outdoor Store

The Mountaineers Books Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

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MSRP: $19.95

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