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Avalanche Safety For Skiers Climbers

Author : Tony Daffern
ISBN : 0898866472
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Thoroughly illustrated manual on avoidance of avalanche hazard by good route-finding and recognition of dangerous slopes.
Category: Health & Fitness

Backcountry Avalanche Safety

Author : Tony Daffern
ISBN : 1897522541
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.75 MB
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Snow avalanches are the greatest source of danger for mountain travellers in winter. This book focuses on two basic user groups: those who wish to avoid avalanche hazard by careful route-finding, and those who deliberately seek steep slopes to ski or board. It explains the basics of snow and avalanches, and identifies the avalanche terrain.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Free Heel Skiing

Author : Paul Parker
ISBN : 9781594853913
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 81.4 MB
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* Paul Parker is the master of free-heel skiing * Features a color insert, new illustrations, information on the latest gear, and new anecdotes for each chapter * Over 22,000 copies of previous editions sold Incorporating the best and most recent techniques from both alpine and Nordic skiing, Free-heel Skiing presents skiers with the latest methods for tackling the full range of terrain and snow. Everything from beginning turns to advanced telemark techniques is covered, along with tips for choosing and caring for equipment and suggestions for conditioning and strength training. A certified ski instructor in both Nordic and alpine disciplines, Paul Parker researches and designs ski products for Patagonia and Chouinard Equipment, Inc. Paul lives in Breckenridge, Colorado. Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Medicine For Mountaineering Other Wilderness Activities

Author : James A. Wilkerson
ISBN : 0898867991
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 22.92 MB
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A classic since 1967, this updated handbook covers mountaineering medical emergencies in the back country. 80 illustrations.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Pyrenees

Author : Kev Reynolds
ISBN : 9781849653541
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 43.24 MB
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A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. The book is divided into five regional chapters: the Western Valleys; Cirques and Canyons; the Central Pyrenees; Enchanted Mountains; and Andorra and the Eastern High Pyrenees. Intended as a resource book for those planning a range of mountain activities in the Pyrenees, the guide describes each area valley by valley, and provides information on access and accommodation, as well as recommended maps and guidebooks. Unlike a conventional walking book, detailed route descriptions are not included; the guide does, however, direct the reader to the finest walks, treks and climbs in the area and provide an outline of specially selected routes. An extensive introduction gives all the practical advice and information needed for planning a trip. It offers a background to the mountains and their exploration, and provides a snapshot of the range with sections that help the reader focus on specific areas of activity, and suggests where best to exercise that activity.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Backcountry Skiing

Author : Martin Volken
ISBN : 9781594852503
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 41.73 MB
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Uphill Movement" from Backcountry Skiing (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * For intermediate-to-advanced backcountry skiers * Includes trip planning, navigation, fitness, and avalanche safety information, in addition to techniques * Provides advice on how to make well-informed backcountry decisions Martin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountain backcountry. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning backcountry trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more. In addition to mastering techniques, Backcountry Skiing also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, a discussion of emergency situations, nutrition and fitness advice, and winter camping basics. Throughout this guide, a special emphasis is put on being well-informed and making good decisions -- whenever you strap on your skis and skins and head out into the backcountry.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Outdoor Safety Survival

Author : Mike Nash
ISBN : 9781927330012
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 88.41 MB
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Prince George-based outdoors expert, Mike Nash, shares what he has learned about outdoor safety and survival during more than thirty years of year-round treks into the rugged backcountry of western Canada. This dynamic and up-to-date handbook discusses ways to prepare for and deal with any number of critical situations that may arise in remote and mountainous terrain and is packed with information on: general safety principles what to take with you finding your way coping with year-round weather conditions unexpected overnight trips wildlife encounters communication strategies Interspersed with "reality checks," the book aims to keep outdoor enthusiasts safe when travelling in the outdoors, all the while ensuring an appreciation of the many splendours that outdoor adventuring has to offer.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Avalanche Essentials

Author : Bruce Tremper
ISBN : 9781594857188
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 75.2 MB
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Avalanche safety educator Bruce Tremper’s recently published Avalanche Essentials is a terrific little tome that condenses the conventional wisdom into 189 pages. The book is profusely illustrated with numerous diagrams and real-life photos. A thorough index rounds things out, making the book useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars. -- Wildsnow.com CLICK HERE to download the first chapter on "How Dangerous Is The Brain" from Avalanche Essentials * Easy-to-understand safety tips and checklists to help anyone stay safer in avalanche terrain * Small, take-along resource to reference in the field and assist decision making * Companion to Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, the bestselling avalanche text in the U.S. Winter athletes don’t necessarily want to be snow scientists, but playing in avalanche country does require basic knowledge of the risks in order to stay safe. This new guide by renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper is simple, accessible, and offers just the basics — an Everyman’s guide to avalanche safety that won’t overtax your average ski bums, but will keep them safe when they’re going for 12 consecutive months of powder. Avalanche Essentials is for everyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of avalanche awareness, focusing on systems and checklists, step-by-step procedures, decision-making aids, visual terrain and weather cues, rescue techniques, gear, and more. Avalanche Essentials is intended for broader use by skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, hikers, climbers, and snowshoers. Because it steers clear of more complex topics (e.g., snow metamorphism), it’s perfect for generalists as well as anyone who has studied avalanche safety and likes to keep a pocket reference while in potentially dangerous terrain.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Expedition To The Edge

Author : Lynn Martel
ISBN : 1897522096
Genre : Travel
File Size : 43.6 MB
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From skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game, Lynn Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time. In Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure, Martel has assembled 59 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capture the exploits, the hardships, the fears and the personal insights of a virtual who's who of contemporary adventurers as they explore remote mountain landscapes from the Rockies to Pakistan to Antarctica. Through candid and revealing conversations, Martel captures the joys, the motivations and the revelations of top climbers Sonnie Trotter, Sean Isaac, Raphael Slawinski and Steph Davis; Himalayan alpinists Carlos Buhler, Marko Prezelj and Barry Blanchard; record-setting paraglider Will Gadd; Everest skier Kit Deslauriers; the conservationist duo Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison as they follow a caribou herd for five months on foot across the Yukon; and Colin Angus on his two-year quest to become the first person to circumnavigate the world by human power.
Category: Travel

Ski Mountaineering

Author : Peter Cliff
ISBN : PSU:000019875149
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 84.87 MB
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Category: Sports & Recreation

Guardians Of The Peaks

Author : Kathy Calvert
ISBN : 189476580X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 81.54 MB
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Mountain rescue in western Canada developed through the Canadian Pacific Railway's use of Swiss guides to enhance the climbing experience in the early 1900s. These guides brought their knowledge of mountain rescue to the Canadian Rockies. As climbing gained in popularity with the emerging middle classes after the Second World War, tragic accidents became more common. Two accidents in 195455 (the deaths of a group of female climbers from Mexico on Mt. Victoria and a group of Philadelphia schoolboys on Mt. Temple) forced the government to develop a professional mountain rescue team through the Park Warden Service under the tutelage of Walter Perren (a Swiss guide and the father of mountain rescue in Canada). Perren essentially turned cowboys into competent rescue personnel, and the story takes off from there.Following five principal men through the first 50 years of mountain rescue in Canada, Guardians of the Peaks also looks at all aspects of the rescue experience. It is the story of personal tragedy and the ability of individuals to cope with this stress-laced, demanding occupation.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Wilderness Medicine E Book

Author : Paul S. Auerbach
ISBN : 9781455733569
Genre : Medical
File Size : 75.17 MB
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Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.
Category: Medical

The Complete Climber S Handbook

Author : Jerry Cinnamon
ISBN : 0071357556
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 75.49 MB
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"Essential insights from a master of the sport."­­Outside Magazine This outdoor classic, praised by major climbing magazines, is one of the leading guides to a sport that at least 7 million Americans enjoyed last year. The Complete Climber's Handbook is now fully revised to ride the crest of climbing's surging wave of popularity.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Superman Handbook

Author : Scott Beatty
ISBN : 1594741131
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 22.84 MB
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Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's The Superman Handbook, arriving just in time for the June 2006 box office release of Superman Returns!It doesn't take super-powers to save the day, just superknowledge. This follow-up to the legendary Batman Handbook provides the tips, techniques and tricks of the trade to be the hero anywhere, at any time.The Superman Handbook offers practical information to perform Super Rescues of people falling through the air, give Super Aid to treat wounds and poisonings and use Super Skills to break down doors. All are illustrated with step-by-step images for easy use.
Category: Social Science

Snow Tales And Powder Trails

Author : Steve Baldwin
ISBN : 9781493105939
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 77.59 MB
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Snow Tales and Powder Trails is a collection of short stories and photographs, telling of a lifetime journey through snowy lands and mountains, using skis as a mode of transport and artistic medium. The experiences of the author come to life on the page, mirrored by images of stunning snow-covered peaks and landscapes. Using vast untracked snowfields as a blank canvas, the author draws line after line with his skis, etching his signature temporarily into the earth's surface, only for the next snowstorm to come in and cover any trace of human existence. The book explores some of the different aspects of skiing, mostly in deep fresh powder, and illustrates the adventures and elation that the mountains in winter can offer.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Mountaineering Handbook

Author : Craig Connally
ISBN : 9780071780063
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 68.4 MB
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Modern Mountaineering on Alpine Rock, Snow, and Ice If your experience as a backpacker or rock climber is drawing you higher; if the cold, remote alpine environment calls you nearer, this book is for you. The Mountaineering Handbook will teach you the skills that will take you to the top. Even if you’re already an experienced mountaineer, you’ll find detailed descriptions of the newest and most effective techniques to refine and organize your methods and equipment. The Mountaineering Handbook isn't mired in outdated traditionalism; its new-school techniques are safer, more effective, and more fun for mountaineers at every level. With constant emphasis on light, fast, and efficient mountaineering, Craig Connally shows you how to: Move quickly up and down rock, snow, and ice with appropriate safety systems Manage mountain hazards, including rockfall, avalanche, lightning, and high-altitude illness Select the best equipment for your personal style and objectives Maintain sound nutrition and training according to the most up-to-date science Understand the human factors of mountaineering--the social and psychological forces that influence critical decisions Connally’s passion for mountaineering is evident in his writing--The Mountaineering Handbook is clever, insightful, and entertaining. He intends to move mountaineering into the twenty-first century, but he’s also determined to turn the traditional how-to book on its ear by injecting personality, humor, and thoughtfulness into every page.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Backcountry Skiing Adventures

Author : David Goodman
ISBN : 1878239708
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 36.81 MB
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This guide features detailed descriptions and topographic maps of two dozen classic ski and snowboard tours, plus tips on safety in the wilderness.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Don Graydon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017575783
Genre : Mountaineering
File Size : 29.83 MB
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Completely revised and expanded edition of the classic text on climbing and mountaineering techniques.
Category: Mountaineering