The Mountaineers Books Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Techniques
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Mixed climbing is my favorite discipline. It's the most fun because it has the fewest rules-sort of like professional wrestling compared to boxing. So says Will Gadd, as profiled in Fifty Favorite Climbs. Here the champion ice climber presents the same techniques and veteran wisdom he imparts to those who attend his annual clinics. These include step-by-step instructions for the swing (ice axe), the kick (footwork), and putting it all together (tracking); how to "read" ice to select your line and follow it safely; and drytool techniques for mixed climbing. Training exercises and inspirational stories complete this seminal guide. Will Gadd won every major ice competition in the world in 1998 and 1999, as well as the 2000 Ice World Cup. A resident of Canmore, Alberta, he has written for Climbing and Rock & Ice, among other publications. Roger Chayer's photos have appeared in Rock & Ice, Climbing, Gripped, Equinox, and the Alpine Club of Canada Journal. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.
- Appalachian Outdoors
From one of the most prominent figures in climbing today, Ice and Mixed Climbing: Modern Technique by Will Gaad is a comprehensive guide to this rapidly growing sport.
- Mountain Gear
Ice tools and cutting-edge lines have come a long way since you were swinging straight shafts. Time to learn about the new ways with Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Technique. Will Gadd teaches you about everything from basic movement to the advanced tricks used to tick the biggest, hardest waterfalls on the planet. Whether you use leashes and stick to pure ice or you scratch up mixed routes with the latest leashless rigs and fruit boots, this book helps you progress.
Description of Mountaineers Books Ice Mixed Climbing Modern TechniquesFrom one of the most prominent names in the sport today comes a comprehensive instruction guide to ice and mixed climbing. Will Gadd presents the same cutting-edge techniques and veteran wisdom he imparts to those who atttend his clinics. Its an inspiring blend of real life stories, illustrated in vibrant color photography by Roger Chayer.FeaturesWritten by Will GaddPhotography by Roger Chayer208 PagesPaperbackDetailed instruction on basic techniques including the swing ice axe, the kick footwork, and putting it all togetherHow to read ice - selecting your line and climbing it safelyBasic and advanced drytool techniques and tactics for mixed climbingGear selection for pure ice climbings and radical mixed routesTraining for winter climbing, both in the gym and on ice
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