The Mountaineers Books Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

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An essential tool for mountaineers: understand glaciers and how to cross them; crevasses and how to rescue crevasse victims-- written by Andy Selters


Includes expanded and updated information on technical improvements and safety New sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presented Larger format with more photographsGlacier 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 selfbelay and what a victim should do and glacier skiing and sled hauling Sidebars feature descriptions of accidents and nearaccidents to emphasize the importance of the techniques presentedFor more information about the author visit his web site at wwwhomeearthlinknetwndhorseVision20QuestIf you like this you might also like Staying Alive in Avalanche TerrainReviewsMountain magazine While many mountaineering works have elements of this book in them none that I have read come close to covering the subject so completely and conciselyRock Ice magazine Many climbers have never experienced the terror of plunging into a lurking black void beneath the sparkling snows Those who do should pray both they and their partner have read and memorized every page of Glacier Travel and Crevasse RescueClimbing magazine Andy Selters packs in more solid information on this subject than you can find in any other instructional handbook No matter what your level of alpine expertise get a copy of Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue before setting foot on the glacier Author Andy SeltersISBN 0898866588Publisher The Mountaineers BooksPages 144Binding Information PaperbackSize 725 X 9


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