The Mountaineers Books Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring 5016-674

The Mountaineers Books Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring


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Written by a team of ski mountaineering experts and illustrated with more than 200 photos, this guide provides instruction on traditional mountaineering skills, such as roped climbing, setting anchors, and using ice axes. Emphasis is placed on being well-informed and making good decisions. The book covers intermediate to advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, skills for uphill travel, mountain weather, and avalanche safety. Also includes sections about selecting and troubleshooting gear, adapting to changing conditions, building emergency shelters and sleds, and wilderness trip planning and navigation.

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Ideal for Backcountry skiing
Author Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret Wheeler
Language English
Pages 341
Published 2007
Edition 1st
ISBN 9781594850387
Made in USA