Use this comprehensive guide to learn the fundamental techniques needed for safe and efficient travel over snowy terrain. It includes details on pre-trip planning and picking the right gear; ice axes, crampons, clothing; and essentials for safety. Discover how to move efficiently with crampons or ski and snowboard boots, how to kick steps, front-point, and walk in balance. Learn about traversing, chopping steps, self-arresting, recognizing snow hazards, and negotiating cornices, snow bridges and snow gators. It features detailed photos and illustrations throughout.