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ALPINE CLIMBING [THE HANDBOOK OF ALPINE CLIMBING] John Barry 1995 New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By Barry, John
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Seattle, Cloudcap, 1995. 208 pp, many photos. Alpine climbing combines backpacking, ice climbing, rock climbing, survival and self-rescue. Discusses equipment, Alpine conditions and other aspects of this demanding discipline. 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. Tall Softcover, New.

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