A comprehensive course in understanding glaciers, crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and rescuing crevasse victims. Learn how glaciers form and crevasses develop, the basic principles of glacier travel, routefinding, knots and harnesses, holding a fall, rescue techniques, glacier skiing, and sled hauling. Sidebars feature descriptions of accidents and near-accidents to emphasize the importance of the techniques presented.
- Includes 8 photos and 61 illustrations.
|Ideal for||Alpine climbing and mountaineering|