By Andy Kirkpatrick
Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain publication Competition
'1001 hiking counsel had me guffawing out loud in areas, which I by no means idea attainable for this style of ebook. a massive source that are meant to be a necessary addition to each climber's loo-library' - Ian Parnell, Climb magazine
Imagine an alien got here right down to Earth, caught a probe right into a climber's mind - one who'd been hiking for over thirty years - after which transmogrified the contents right into a colossal publication of hiking information. good, 1001 mountaineering Tips by way of Andy Kirkpatrick is simply one of these book.
This is not any usual guide - it really is even more important than that. it is a great number of all these little counsel that make a true distinction whilst on the crag, within the mountains, or when you are making plans your subsequent vast journey. it really is for somebody who hangs off stuff, or simply hangs round within the mountains. the following pointers are in keeping with 3 many years of mountaineering obsession, in addition to nineteen ascents of El Cap, various Alpine north faces, journeys to the polar ice caps, and plenty of different frightening climbs and expeditions.
1001 mountain climbing Tips covers the next areas:
BASI [1–240]: From how top to rope up and the significance of mountaineering partnerships, to racking your apparatus appropriately and the way to sleep in a harness. This part is designed for either amateur and skilled climbers.
SAFETY [241–327]: the secret in mountaineering is staying alive and coming domestic in a single piece. This part covers free rock, rescue, facing warmth and what to do should you get stuck out.
BIG WALL [328–434]: wisdom on tackling huge multi-pitch climbs, with complex subject matters similar to pegging, jumaring, hauling and velocity mountain climbing. the following pointers may be an reduction either to these new to multi-pitch mountain climbing, in addition to more matured climbers.
ICE [435–481]: pointers on all points of mountain climbing, together with move, security, taking care of your equipment, psychological power and - after all - no longer falling off.
MIXED [482–503]: With a spotlight on Scottish and Alpine wintry weather abilities, those crucial suggestions specialize in the right way to use your instruments on snowed-up rock, prime, apparatus and footwork on combined floor.
MOUNTAIN [504–802]: crucial analyzing for mountaineers, hill walkers and rock climbers, this part has nearly three hundred tips about residing and staying alive within the mountains, be that during the united kingdom, Alps or larger levels.
TRAINING [803–876]: a number of the way to triumph over worry, enhance power and patience, in addition to nutrition and foodstuff recommendation for climbers.
STUFF [877–1001]: a mixture of esoterica, comparable to tips on how to rap off a fifi hook, what books to learn, tips to make your personal equipment, how one can get subsidized, photograph and video recommendation, and the way to visit the lavatory in tough spots.
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1001 Climbing Tips: The essential climbers' guide: from rock, ice and big-wall climbing to diet, training and mountain survival by Andy Kirkpatrick