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ALPINE CLIMBING John Barry 1988 1st USA ed No DJ Near Fine
By Barry, John
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Seattle, 1988, 1st USA edition. 208 pp, many b&w and color photos, illustrations, diagrams, maps, appendices, index. Instructional. Original blue cloth hardcover with gold lettering, no dust jacket, Near Fine.

This is a comprehensive guide for the alpinist, offering advice on equipment, skills and the development of the sport of alpine climbing. This book explains the thrills and the pitfalls, covering how to choose a first route, reading the weather, abseiling, bivouacking and rope management. With an emphasis on mountain safety, the book gives details of glacier travel and crevasse escape, providing advice for the climber on how to cope with these special alpine features.

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