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Climbing Self Rescue

Author : Andy Tyson
ISBN : 089886772X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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* Climbing self-rescue procedures for teams of two - the most common climbing party size * Techniques equally effective on rock, snow, and ice * Utilizes gear climbers already carry in their rack* Includes 40 one-page rescue scenarios and solutions for climbing accident analysisThe rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You've wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In Climbing: Self Rescue, two long-time climbing instructors and guides teach how to improvise your own solutions, calling for outside help only when necessary. Because few climbers carry fancy (and expensive) search and rescue gear, all skills taught in this book use the items typically found on a climbing rack: rope, carabiners, slings, and cord. Text, illustrations, and photos explain knots, belaying and hauling systems, rappelling, ascension, passing knots, how to safely assist and rig an injured climber, and more. Roughly half of the book is devoted to real-life climbing scenarios and solutions ranging from moderate to severe. Because real-life situations rarely unfold as they do in practice, Climbing Self-Rescue teaches how to analyze and improvise your way out of a crisis.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Self Rescue

Author : David Fasulo
ISBN : 9780762769162
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Thismust-have handbook on rescue techniques for serious climbers fully describes and illustrates a variety of techniques that every climber should know for safety and self-reliance.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Trad Climber S Guide To Problem Solving

Author : Vdiff Climbing
ISBN : 1795602201
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File Size : 21.18 MB
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Learn how to: - Use a variety of self-rescue techniques - Build self-equalizing anchors with minimal gear - Abseil without a belay device - Abseil with damaged ropes - Descend from bad anchors - Negotiate loose rock - Use basic aid techniques - Simul climb safely - Prevent accidents from occurring in the first place - Plus much more. Suitable for advanced climbers.
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Self Rescue

Author : David J. Fasulo
ISBN : 0934641978
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 31.31 MB
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This book fully describes and illustrates a variety of techniques that every climber should know for safety and self-reliance. Whether you need to assist your partner past a difficult section of a climb or rappel down a multiple pitch route with an injured climber, you owe it to yourself and your fellow climbers to be prepared.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Big Wall Climbing

Author : Jared Ogden
ISBN : 0898867487
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 87.41 MB
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* Skills and strategies unique to big walls - illustrated in full color* Includes modern speed and free climbing tactics that have revolutionized wall climbing * Key training exercises (practiced near the ground) and real life examples reinforce instruction Dangling sweaty-palmed from a 3000-foot cliff for days on end, Jared Ogden taught himself to climb his first big wall by trial and error. Why should you have to do the same? Ogden, who has climbed El Capitan's Nose in less thantwenty-four hours, wants to jump-start your education.Whether you're a weekend warrior or a full-on wall addict, you'll learn the tools of the trade and how to use them; different leading and hauling scenarios and why some are better suited than others; multiple following set-ups for different terrain; how to choose your partners and routes; staying on route; how to live on a wall; the steps involved in doing first ascents; big wall style and ethics; and more. Ogden will have you racked and ready for prime big wall climbing destinations in North America including Yosemite, Zion, Rocky Mountain, and the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Parks; the Alaskan Range; and the Bugaboos of British Columbia.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Traditional Lead Climbing

Author : Heidi Pesterfield
ISBN : 9780899975597
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 32.30 MB
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Traditional Lead Climbing is the first and only guidebook intended to teach rock climbers how to lead with gear. Unlike other types of climbing such as sport and direct-aid climbing, “trad” climbing relies on placing your own gear as you climb from the ground. It’s also one of the more dangerous climbing activities, where expert guidance is a must. This invaluable guide gives step-by-step descriptions of equipment, rope management, and techniques. Dozens of close-up photos and fun yet informative drawings show situations climbers might encounter and how to deal with them. In addition to covering the basics, the book showcases the experience and wisdom of a number of world-class climbers in self-revealing sidebars.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sea Kayaking Safety And Rescue

Author : John Lull
ISBN : 9780899975474
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 57.79 MB
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The most comprehensive manual on how to kayak safely in a wide variety of sea environments--from inland waterways to ocean rock gardens, tide rips, surf zones, and the open ocean. Aimed at beginners through experienced kayakers, this book describes how to deal with hazards, not just avoid them, using real-life, extensively tested techniques proven to work. You'll learn fundamental skills for recovery and rescue, and master safe paddling techniques in ocean conditions. Numerous photos accompany step-by-step descriptions of the Eskimo roll, towing methods, self- and partner-rescues, backup strategies, and group dynamics. The second edition has a fresh chapter on fine-tuning your strokes, which will significantly increase kayaking fun and safety.
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Advanced Rock Climbing

Author : John Long
ISBN : 1575400758
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 55.14 MB
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The most comprehensive look at the subject yet. Advanced Rock Climbing picks up where John Long's How to Rock Climb leaves off, describing the climbing techniques and rope tricks of the modern rock climber. The guide covers both sport and traditional climbing, and self-rescue techniques, in Long's easy-to-read, entertaining style.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ice Mixed Climbing

Author : Will Gadd
ISBN : 089886769X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 48.98 MB
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* Will Gadd is an ESPN X Games and Ice World Cup winner* There are 1.1 million ice climbers in the U.S. (Outdoor Industry Association, 2001)* Seventh installment in The Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series"Mixed climbing is my favorite discipline. It's the most fun because it has the fewest rules-sort of like professional wrestling compared to boxing." So says Will Gadd, as profiled in Fifty Favorite Climbs. Here the champion ice climber presents the same techniques and veteran wisdomhe imparts to those who attend his annual clinics. These include step-by-step instructions for the swing (ice axe), the kick (footwork), and putting it all together (tracking); how to "read" ice to select your line and follow it safely; and drytool techniques for mixed climbing. Training exercises and inspirational stories complete this seminal guide. Will Gadd won every major ice competition in the world in 1998 and 1999, as well as the 2000 Ice World Cup. A resident of Canmore, Alberta, hehas written for Climbing and Rock & Ice, among other publications. Roger Chayer's photos have appeared in Rock & Ice, Climbing, Gripped, Equinox, and the Alpine Club of Canada Journal. He lives in Calgary, Alberta. Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Wilderness Medicine E Book

Author : Paul S. Auerbach
ISBN : 9781455733569
Genre : Medical
File Size : 23.97 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

Mountaineering

Author : Mountaineers (Society)
ISBN : 0898868289
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 36.53 MB
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This classic's fully updated seventh edition features 415 completely new illustrations and a new glossary of terms. A new chapter has been added to meet the rising popularity of waterfall ice and mixed climbing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

How To Ice Climb

Author : Craig Luebben
ISBN : 1560447605
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 60.68 MB
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A guide for both beginners and experts starts with basics such as equipment, safety, and water ice techniques, and also covers mixed climbing, alpine climbing, leading, and descending
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Rock Climbing

Author : Jack Griffiths
ISBN : 1847974252
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 85.99 MB
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Written by an experienced coach and guide, and always taking safety as a primary concern, the book acts as a companion to training, and will reinforce learning to help the climber to put their skills into practice.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Mountaineering

Author : Don Graydon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017575783
Genre : Mountaineering
File Size : 81.69 MB
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Completely revised and expanded edition of the classic text on climbing and mountaineering techniques.
Category: Mountaineering

Alpine Climbing

Author : Mark Houston
ISBN : 0898867495
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 82.61 MB
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* For climbers who know the basics and are ready to venture at higher altitudes* Written by longtime guides and climbing instructors certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA)* Teaches situational thinking and learning as well as techniqueThis intermediate-level guide addresses tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain including rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude - approximately 5000 meters (16,000 feet) and lower. The technical protection systems are covered, of course. But 30 years of alpine climbing experience has convinced the authors that mastery - and safety - lie in the far more difficult task of knowing exactly which techniques to use, where and when. Therefore, they teach step-by-step decision-making skills, providing scenarios, checklists, and self-posed questions to inform the decision process. Alpine Climbing assumes some prior knowledge, primarily in rock climbing skills and techniques. Basic knots, belaying,rappelling, building rock anchors, leading, placing rock protection, and movement skills on rock: variations of these skills that are of particular value in the alpine environment are addressed in this book.
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Emergency Roping And Bouldering

Author : Sam Fury
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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These Climbing Skills Will Save Your Life! This is not your usual rock-climbing book. Inside you will discover climbing self-rescue and bouldering techniques for survival. It is a 3-part manual: * Knots. Discover how to tie 10 of the most useful knots there are. * Emergency Roping. Learn how to use a rope to climb and rappel without any special equipment. * Bouldering. Bouldering is climbing without the use of ropes or harnesses. It is an important skill and also a fun way to get a full-body workout. These are the roping skills you need to survive, because you never know when things might go wrong in the great outdoors! Get it now. Survival Roping and Knot Tying Skills * Learn to tie a variety of the most practical every-day and climbing knots. * Get yourself out of sticky rock-climbing situations by descending and ascending using nothing but a rope. * Create improvised harnesses out of rope. * Make improvised rope when in a wilderness survival situation. * Save yourself in a "man-overboard" or a similar situation with the self-rescue bowline. * Discover the best way to cross a river safely using nothing but a rope. Discover the Climbing Skills You Need to Escape Danger * No prior rock-climbing experience needed. * Essential bouldering tips and techniques. * How to conserve your energy while rock climbing. * The various types of climbing holds and which grip to use when climbing them. * Foot techniques to help you scale any wall. Includes smearing, back-stepping, hooking, mantles, and more! * The types of rock faces you will encounter and the best ways to climb them. * Crack climbing skills such as jams and shuffling. * Learn the fundamentals of how to rock climb whether bouldering outdoors or in. ... and much more! Climbing for Kids, Adults, Male, and Female * A basic climbing workout is a fun and challenging way to keep fit. * See the world around you in a new light. * Increase your imagination. * Overcome fear. * Build confidence. Includes 4 Free Bonuses! Get your copy of Emergency Roping and Bouldering today and you will also receive: * A 5-week Emergency Roping and Bouldering training schedule. * Special report: How to swim 50+ meters underwater. * A critical first aid guide including an emergency first aid cheat sheet. * Your complete guide on how to find drinking water in a survival situation. Teach yourself emergency roping and bouldering skills, because this knowledge will save your life! Get it now.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Rock Climbing Connecticut

Author : David Fasulo
ISBN : 9781493015139
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 24.28 MB
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Want to go vertical? Let Rock Climbing Connecticut point you to the best ascents in the state. Scale the rock at Ragged Mountain, jam your way up the cracks at Chatfield Hollow State Park, and get pumped on the bouldering circuit at 7 Falls State Park. What Connecticut climbs lack in vertical height, they more than make up for in steep and sustained adventure. Inside you'll find information on the best climbing routes and bouldering problems at many favorite areas, along with protection information and gear recommendations that will keep you heading to the top. You'll find: detailed topos for all the major crags; descriptions of hundreds of routes; background and historical information on many of the crags; easy-to-follow driving and approach directions to climbing and bouldering destinations.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ice World

Author : Jeff Lowe
ISBN : 0898864461
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 70.9 MB
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Ice World offers an overview of the world's best climbs and stunning on the edge photography. Lowe discusses his favorite climbs from throughout the world and includes detailed, fully illustrated instructions for mastering both basic and advanced ice climbing techniques, information on avoiding hazards, and more.
Category: Sports & Recreation