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A perfect read for the up-and-coming alpine adventurer, Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue by Andrew Selters is more than just a guide book - it's a full course on understanding glaciers and crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and making crevasse rescues. Gain a fuller understanding of glaciers and the dangers associated with them by learning about their formation, the development of crevasses, how to scope out routes and then learn how to counteract the worst situations with descriptions of rescue technique and equipment.
- Mountain Gear
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
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue is a comprehensive course in understanding glaciers, crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and rescuing crevasse victims.
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