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By Kathy Cosley,Mark Houston

* For climbers who understand the fundamentals and are able to enterprise higher

* Written by way of longtime publications and hiking teachers qualified by way of the yankee Mountain consultant organization (AMGA)

* Teaches situational pondering and studying in addition to technique

This intermediate-level advisor addresses instruments, abilities, and methods utilized in alpine

terrain together with rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at average altitude-approximately 5000 meters (16,000 ft) and reduce. The technical defense structures are coated, after all. yet 30 years of alpine mountaineering adventure has confident the authors that mastery-and safety-lie within the way more tricky job of understanding precisely which suggestions to take advantage of, the place and while. as a result, they train step by step decision-making abilities, supplying situations, checklists, and self-posed inquiries to tell the choice method.

Alpine mountaineering assumes a few earlier wisdom, essentially in mountaineering abilities and strategies. easy knots, belaying, rappelling, development rock anchors, prime, putting rock security, and circulate talents on rock: diversifications of those abilities which are of specific worth within the alpine atmosphere are addressed during this publication.

Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston were publications and mountain climbing teachers for greater than two decades. In 1988, Kathy used to be the 1st American girl to climb the Eiger's North Face. Mark was once one of the first publications qualified by means of the overseas Federation of Mountain courses organization. jointly, they made a light-weight and speedy ascent of the South Face of Aconcagua.

Part of the Mountaineers outdoors specialist series.

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