The Mountaineers Books Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Techniques
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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
If you're hitting the ice and rock, do it with a little bit of confidence by gaining some knowledge from the Mountaineers Books' Ice & Mixed Climbing Modern Technique Guide. This book covers everything from footwork to toolwork and includes step by step instructions for easy learning. PRODUCT FEATURES: Author: Will Gadd Photographer: Roger Chayer 192 Pages 978-0-89886-769-5 Mountaineers Books 10/1/2003 Will Gadd is an ESPN X Games and Ice World Cup winner Color photos throughout illustrate the climbing techniques Part of The Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series
- Appalachian Outdoors
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. Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.
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.
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