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ACONCAGUA: SUMMIT OF SOUTH AMERICA Pocket Guide Harry Kikstra 2005 New Paperback
By Kikstra, Harry
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UK, 2005. 96 pp, color photos and diagrams. New pocket-sized paperback.

Pocket-sized, 4" x 3", done very nicely with a spiral binding and a wraparound cover that features a full color large-scale map of the climb (1:200,000), plus color photos, trip planning and preparation info, area history, wildlife, etc.

Harry Kikstra, who has summited Aconcagua twice, explains in detail how to tackle the main trekking routes (Normal and Polish Traverse), as well as giving a useful summary on the technical Polish Glacier route. This take-along pocket-sized book contains all you need to plan and enjoy your summit attempt.

Many people have written accounts of their own successful completion of the seven summits, but nobody has before published the practical details of how to prepare yourself, how to organize and book an expedition, how to choose your route, what level of fitness you really need and how to prevent and manage altitude sickness.

Written, edited and designed by climbers for climbers, these books tell the truth about what it's really like on the mountain, with step-by-step detail on each route. Lavishly illustrated and in full color, they are both beautiful and collectable, making ideal gifts. Of the seven continental summits, Aconcagua (at 22,840 ft) lies second only to Everest. Yet it is surprisingly free of snow and ice, and experienced hikers can reach the roof of the Americas without technical expertise. However, it is one of the world's highest and toughest treks. The author has summited twice by both the main trekking routes. He explains in detail how to tackle the Normal and Polish Traverse routes, with a useful summary on the Polish Glacier.

Of the seven summits, Aconcagua (at 6962 m/22,840 ft) lies second only to Everest. Yet it is surprisingly free of snow and ice, and experienced hikers can reach the roof of the Americas without technical expertise. However, it is one of the world’s highest and toughest treks. * concise advice from an expert about preparation, planning and choosing your gear * detailed information about altitude effects and sickness, and how to monitor and prevent them * fold-out map showing the routes, also enlargement of summit area * 96 waterproof pages with open-flat binding * in full color, with 60 photographs. * spiral bound, pocket size 4" x 3", 4 ounces weight.


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