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INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE HANDBOOK Hamish MacInnes 2007 4th ed Paperback New
By MacInnes, Hamish
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London, 2007, 4th edition. 368 pp, hundreds of b/w photos and ills. New softcover.

A completely updated edition of the standard work on mountain rescue. Includes all aspects of SAR, first aid, rope and helicopter work. The standard handbook of rescue teams throughout the world and considered by many to be the most advanced book on mountain rescue today. This acclaimed guide covers all the vital elements of modern search and rescue. Now updated and illustrated with detailed photos and diagrams by MacInnes. 

Provides coverage of various topics including equipment, rescue dogs, snow structure, avalanche search, radio and location equipment, winches and helicopters. 

This book is an illustrated guide to modern mountain rescue techniques, through many illustrations have been retained from earlier editions for their historical value. It covers all aspects of equipment, rescue dogs, snow structure, avalanche search, technical rescue techniques, radio and location equipment, winches, helicopters and many other vital elements of modern research and rescue. It is the most advanced book on mountain rescue available today.

Hamish MacInnes is a world authority on mountain rescue. For over forty five years as an international mountaineer and a founder/leader of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team he took part in numerous expeditions to the great mountain ranges as well as pioneering new routes from the Caucasus to the New Zealand alps.

He designed the first all metal ice axe and was at the forefront of dropped-picktechnology with his Terrordactyl. His mountain rescue stretchers are used world wide. He was founder of the Search and Rescue Dog Association as well as an Honorary Member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club and an ex President of the Alpine Climbing Group and has been awarded the O.B.E. and B.E.M. for services to mountain rescue and sport. He was enrolled into the Scottish Sporting Hall of Fame and has written twenty one books. His International Mountain Rescue Handbook has been in constant print since 1972. Also he holds five Honorary Doctorates. Over a decade Hamish took part in the planning and filming of the BBC Outside Broadcast climbs as well as the hazardous Eiger Sanction and dozens of other smaller screen productions


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