By Andy Kirkpatrick
Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain publication Competition
'1001 mountain climbing counsel had me guffawing out loud in locations, which I by no means concept attainable for this style of e-book. an immense source that are supposed to be a vital 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 significant e-book of mountaineering suggestions. good, 1001 mountain climbing Tips by means of Andy Kirkpatrick is simply this sort of book.
This isn't any average guide - it really is even more invaluable than that. it is a great number of all these little information that make a true distinction while on the crag, within the mountains, or when you are making plans your subsequent huge journey. it is for a person who hangs off stuff, or simply hangs round within the mountains. the following pointers are in accordance with 3 many years of mountain climbing obsession, in addition to nineteen ascents of El Cap, a variety of Alpine north faces, journeys to the polar ice caps, and lots of different frightening climbs and expeditions.
1001 mountain climbing Tips covers the subsequent areas:
BASI [1–240]: From how most sensible to rope up and the significance of mountain climbing partnerships, to racking your equipment effectively and the way to sleep in a harness. This part is designed for either beginner and skilled climbers.
SAFETY [241–327]: the secret in mountain climbing is staying alive and coming domestic in a single piece. This part covers free rock, rescue, facing warmth and what to do in case you get stuck out.
BIG WALL [328–434]: wisdom on tackling huge multi-pitch climbs, with complicated subject matters reminiscent of pegging, jumaring, hauling and velocity hiking. the following tips could be an relief either to these new to multi-pitch hiking, in addition to more matured climbers.
ICE [435–481]: tips about all facets of mountaineering, together with stream, security, taking care of your equipment, psychological power and - in fact - now not falling off.
MIXED [482–503]: With a spotlight on Scottish and Alpine iciness abilities, those crucial counsel specialize in the best way to use your instruments on snowed-up rock, major, equipment and footwork on combined floor.
MOUNTAIN [504–802]: crucial interpreting for mountaineers, hill walkers and rock climbers, this part has nearly three hundred pointers on residing and staying alive within the mountains, be that during the united kingdom, Alps or better levels.
TRAINING [803–876]: quite a number the best way to conquer worry, enhance power and persistence, in addition to vitamin and foodstuff suggestion for climbers.
STUFF [877–1001]: a mixture of esoterica, comparable to tips on how to rap off a fifi hook, what books to learn, find out how to make your individual equipment, tips to get backed, picture and video recommendation, and the way to visit the bathroom 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