Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK1992-1972
ALPINE CLIMBING: TECHNIQUES TO TAKE YOU HIGHER Mark Houston, Kathy Cosley 2005 2nd or 2011 6th prtg Softcover Fine 2 Copies Available
By Houston, Mark, Kathy Cosley
Price: $14.95

List Price: $21.95
You Save $7.00 (32%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

Seattle, 2005 2nd or 2011 6th printing. 325 pp, b/w photos. Used softcover. Fine. 

This 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.

Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston have been guides and climbing instructors for more than 20 years. In 1988, Kathy was the first American woman to climb the Eiger's North Face. Mark was among the first guides certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association. Together, they made a lightweight and fast ascent of the South Face of Aconcagua.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
WILDERNESS SKIING Lito Tejada-Flores and Allen Steck 1972 1st ed or 6th prtg Softcover Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Tejada-Flores, Lito and Allen Steck
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $94.95 (95%)
- Item # OP7086-1723
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
JAPANESE ALPINE NEWS VOLUME 13, 2012 In English
By: Japanese Alpine Club Journal
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $25.00 (72%)
- Item # JR120N-121
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BIG WALLS: HOW TO ROCK CLIMB John Long and John Middendorf 1994 1st ed 4th prtg Softcover Fine
By: Long, John and John Middendorf
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $3.96 (31%)
- Item # BK7896A-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1951 Multiple copies available Rare
By: American Alpine Club 1951 Journal
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $10.00 (13%)
- Item # AAJ1951-2332
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACCIDENTS IN NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINEERING 2005 Multiple copies available
By: American Alpine Club 2005 Accidents
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.00 (50%)
- Item # ANAM2005-23322
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 2011 Multiple copies available
By: American Alpine Club 2011 Journal
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $20.00 (44%)
- Item # AAJ2011-2337
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL 2005 2 copies available
By: Alpine Club of Canada
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # CAJ2005-1972
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GRAND CANYON: THE STORY BEHIND THE SCENERY Merrill Beal 1975 7th prtg Softcover Near Fine
By: Beal, Merrill D.
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $15.95, You Save $6.00 (38%)
- Item # OP7799-117
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL INDEX 1977 -1986 Volume 2 Multiple copies available
By: American Alpine Club Index 1977-1986 Journal
Price $14.95
- Item # AAJIndex2-2339
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS: A HANDBOOK FOR FOR PROTECTION PERSONNEL 1960 3rd or 1972 7th prtg Softcover Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Grand Teton Natural History Association
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $7.96 (61%)
- Item # OP3739-1073
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


ONCE IN THE EASTERN ALPS J. Monroe Thorington 1948 Softcover Reprint Appalachia Article Near Fine
By: Thorington, J. Monroe
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $5.00 (33%)
- Item # OP7792-117
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SKISPUREN KREUZEN DIE WELT [SKI TRACKS ACROSS THE WORLD] Sigmund Ruud 1939 Hardcover Near Fine
By: Ruud, Sigmund
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $9.96 (50%)
- Item # OP7013-172
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MODERN BACKPACKER'S HANDBOOK: AN ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDE 1994 New Paperback 2 Copies Available
By: Randall, Glenn
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.01 (50%)
- Item # BK1232-2972
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NAKED BEFORE THE MOUNTAIN Pierre Mazeaud 1974 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Mazeaud, Pierre
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $85.00, You Save $65.01 (76%)
- Item # OP174A-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A MOUNTAIN REPRIEVE: TREKKING IN NEPAL Mary Goodwin 1975 1st ed Softcover Near Fine
By: Goodwin, Mary
Price $19.95
- Item # OP4321-576
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
POLAR TIMES MAGAZINE Fall-Winter 2001, Vol 2 No 18
By: American Polar Society
Price $19.95
- Item # PL4650-133
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HIKER'S GUIDE TO COLORADO Caryn and Peter Boddie 1984 Softcover Fine
By: Boddie, Caryn and Peter
Price $9.99
- Item # GB5524-133
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ELDORADO: A CLIMBER'S ROUTE GUIDE 1978 1st ed 2nd prtg Near Fine-Fine [Not signed]
By: Ament, Pat
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $0.01 (0%)
- Item # GB2379E-404
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AND I ALONE SURVIVED [High Sierra] Lauren Elder 1978 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Elder, Lauren
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # OP3351-792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL MONUMENT 1973 Single-sheet Folded Guide Near Fine
By: Joshua Tree Natural History Association
Price $8.95 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $1.05 (11%)
- Item # GB5468A-665
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー