By Andy Kirkpatrick
Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain e-book Competition
'1001 mountain climbing tips had me giggling out loud in locations, which I by no means concept attainable for this style of booklet. a massive source that are supposed 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 mountain climbing for over thirty years - after which transmogrified the contents right into a substantial ebook of mountaineering guidance. good, 1001 mountain climbing Tips through Andy Kirkpatrick is simply the sort of book.
This is not any commonplace guide - it really is even more valuable than that. it is a giant number of all these little advice that make a true distinction whilst on the crag, within the mountains, or when you are making plans your subsequent significant journey. it really is for an individual who hangs off stuff, or simply hangs round within the mountains. the following tips are in keeping with 3 many years of mountain climbing obsession, in addition to nineteen ascents of El Cap, quite a few Alpine north faces, journeys to the polar ice caps, and plenty of different frightening climbs and expeditions.
1001 mountaineering Tips covers the subsequent areas:
BASI [1–240]: From how most sensible to rope up and the significance of hiking partnerships, to racking your equipment properly 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 unfastened 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 issues akin to pegging, jumaring, hauling and pace mountaineering. the following pointers could be an reduction either to these new to multi-pitch mountaineering, in addition to more matured climbers.
ICE [435–481]: tips about all points of mountain climbing, together with move, safety, taking care of your apparatus, psychological power and - in fact - no longer falling off.
MIXED [482–503]: With a spotlight on Scottish and Alpine iciness abilities, those crucial assistance specialise in tips to use your instruments on snowed-up rock, best, apparatus 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 dwelling and staying alive within the mountains, be that during the united kingdom, Alps or better levels.
TRAINING [803–876]: a number of the way to conquer worry, enhance power and patience, in addition to nutrition and foodstuff recommendation for climbers.
STUFF [877–1001]: a mixture of esoterica, comparable to the best way to rap off a fifi hook, what books to learn, tips on how to make your individual package, find out how to get backed, picture and video suggestion, 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