Glacier Mountaineering

Autore: Andy Tyson
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762757663
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Glacier Mountaineering provides the knowledge and skills needed to safely and self-sufficiently navigate over glacier terrain. Hundreds of hilarious and helpful illustrations by Mike Clelland complement the clear and concise text by Andy Tyson. Providing critical instruction for anyone planning to travel over glacier country—from the Cascades to the Rockies to Denali—this book will guide and entertain readers through glacier anatomy, equipment, route finding, and rescue techniques.

The Glacier Of The Alps Mountaineering In 1861

Autore: John Tynall
Editore: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596051752
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This one volume contains two pioneering works of outdoor adventure and study from celebrated naturalist John Tyndall. A physicist and educator by profession, Tyndall began visiting the Alps annually in 1849 to explore the glaciers: he climbed Mont Blanc several times, made the first ascent of the Weisshorn, and attempted to summit the Matterhorn.The Glaciers of the Alps, first published in 1860, and the following year's Mountaineering in 1861 combined his climbing feats and scientific observations in works that riveted the scientific world of his day. Considered classics of the Golden Age of mountaineering, these delightful books, written with an intelligent enthusiasm, remain absorbing today.AUTHOR BIO: Irishman JOHN TYNDALL (1820-1893) rose from humble roots and little education to become one of the most respected and influential scientists and philosophers of science of the 19th century, ranked with Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley. A man of diverse accomplishment, he invented the fireman's respirator and was the first to successfully tackle the question "Why is the sky blue?" Other notable works among his 16 books and 145 papers include Faraday as a Discoverer and On the Scientific Use of the Imagination.

Mountaineering Freedom Of The Hills

Autore: The Mountaineers
Editore: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1680510053
Grandezza: 53,84 MB
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“The definitive guide to mountains and climbing . . .”—Conrad Anker For nearly 60 years it’s been revered as the “bible” of mountaineering–and now it’s even better than ever • The best-selling instructional text for new and intermediate climbers for more than half a century • New edition—fully updated techniques and all-new illustrations • Researched and written by a team of expert climbers Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the text beloved by generations of new climbers—the standard for climbing education around the world where it has been translated into 12 languages. For the all-new 9th Edition, committees comprosed of active climbers and climbing educators reviewed every chapter of instruction, and discussed updates with staff from the American Alpine Club (AAC), the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and the Access Fund. They also worked with professional members of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), to review their work and ensure that the updated textbook includes the most current best practices for both alpine and rock climbing instruction. From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safety—there is no more comprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition. Significant updates to this edition include: • New alignment with AAC’s nationwide universal belay standard • Expanded and more detailed avalanche safety info, including how to better understand avalanches, evaluate hazards, travel safely in avy terrain, and locate and rescue a fellow climber in an avalanche • Newly revamped chapters on clothing and camping • All-new illustrations reflecting the latest gear and techniques—created by artist John McMullen, former art director of Climbing magazine • Review of and contributions to multiple sections by AMGA-certified guides • Fresh approach to the Ten Essentials—now making the iconic list easier to recall

Mountaineering The Freedom Of The Hills

Autore: The Mountaineers
Editore: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594854084
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"If there is only one 'how to' book to read for the aspirant and expert alike, it is Freedom of the Hills. In fact, it is fair to say that Freedom is the definitive guide to mountains and climbing and has influenced pretty much every climber." -- Conrad Anker * 50th anniversary edition of the title considered "bible" of climbing * With nearly 1 million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title * Printed on 100% recycled paper Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition -- it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than 40 experts -- all active climbers and climbing educators -- reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolutions in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.

Fire Lookouts Of Glacier National Park

Autore: David R. Butler
Editore: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467131148
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The first fire lookouts in the Glacier National Park region were simply high points atop mountain peaks with unimpeded views of the surrounding terrain. Widespread fires in the 1910s and 1920s led to the construction of more permanent lookouts, first as wooden pole structures and subsequently as a variety of one- and two-story cabin designs. Cooperating lookouts in Glacier Park, the Flathead National Forest, and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation provided coverage of forests throughout Glacier National Park. Beginning in the 1950s, many of the lookouts were decommissioned and eventually destroyed. This volume tells the story of the rise and fall of the extensive fire lookout network that protected Glacier National Park during times of high fire danger, including lookouts still operating today.

Waterton And Glacier In A Snap

Autore: Ray Djuff
Editore: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781894765565
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Find out who made the parks' famous red buses. Discover why so many geographical features are named for people who either never visited the parks or only stopped by once. Put your finger on the number of plant, animal, fish and insect species in the park. Learn the lore of such landmarks as Chief Mountain. Laugh out loud at crazy ideas and silly events that have taken place. Happenings, history, statistics, special visitors and animal stories - find them all in a snap in this book about the world's first international peace park.

Snow Camping And Mountaineering

Autore: Edward A. Rossit
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ISBN:
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The Glaciers Of The Alps Mountaineering In 1861

Autore: John Tyndall
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Mountaineering Methodology Part 4 The Mountains

Autore: Thomas Kublak
Editore: Tomas Kublak - MMPublishing
ISBN: 8087715152
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Mountaineering Methodology is a textbook intended for beginners and advanced climbers who wish to devote themselves to mountaineering in its various forms, whether rock climbing, artificial climbing walls, ascents in the mountains up rock, snow, and ice, or protected routes (klettersteig, via ferrata). The fourth section focuses on activities in the mountains and is simply titled The Mountains. It begins here completely from the beginning – first discussing advancing in the mountains along regular trails, and then walking in free terrain off the trail, as well as in varying types of terrain such as talus and grassy slopes, passages through scrub, walking in snow and firn slopes, and so forth. The important question of planning mountain tours is also addressed, how to carry out a mountain tour, what tactics to uphold during a mountain tour, and everything associated with mountain glaciers and advancing along them. Another part of this section are protected routes (klettersteig/via ferrata), the history of their creation, and methods of protection and advancement along them.

Mountaineering Methodology Part 2 Gear And Accessories

Autore: Thomas Kublak
Editore: Tomas Kublak - MMPublishing
ISBN: 8087715136
Grandezza: 56,10 MB
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Mountaineering Methodology is a textbook intended for beginners and advanced climbers who wish to devote themselves to mountaineering in its various forms, whether rock climbing, artificial climbing walls, ascents in the mountains up rock, snow, and ice, or protected routes (klettersteig, via ferrata). In the second section, Gear and Accessories, the items which you will need when mountaineering are described, both for summer and winter seasons. You will gain a basic overview of what items you can get and what they are for, and how this equipment works. This includes items both for rock climbing, mountain hiking, and climbing in the mountains. In addition to this general overview there are also certain specific products described in detail (mostly protection devices), which represent a specific type of construction shared by other products from other manufacturers.

A Complete Guide To Alpine Ski Touring Ski Mountaineering And Nordic Ski Touring

Autore: Henry Branigan and Keith Jenns
Editore: Author House
ISBN: 1491888083
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A complete guide to Alpine Ski touring Ski mountaineering and Nordic Ski touring: Including useful information for off piste skiers and snow boarders.

Accidents In North American Mountaineering 1997

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Editore: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781933056555
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Forever On The Mountain The Truth Behind One Of Mountaineering S Most Controversial And Mysterious Disasters

Autore: James M. Tabor
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066852
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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Grand Prize Winner, Banff Mountain Book Festival "Forever on the Mountain grips even non-climbers with its harrowing scenes of thorny relationships tested by extraordinary circumstances." —Washington Post In 1967, seven young men, members of a twelve-man expedition led by twenty-four-year-old Joe Wilcox, were stranded at 20,000 feet on Alaska’s Mount McKinley in a vicious Arctic storm. Ten days passed while the storm raged, yet no rescue was mounted. All seven perished in what remains the most tragic expedition in American climbing history. Revisiting the event in the tradition of Norman Maclean’s Young Men and Fire, James M. Tabor uncovers elements of controversy, finger-pointing, and cover-up that make this disaster unlike any other.

Ski Mountaineering

Autore: Peter Cliff
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ISBN:
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Encyclopaedia Of Mountaineering

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Glaciers Of California

Autore: Bill Guyton
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520926189
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Glaciers in sunny California? Many people will be surprised to learn that there are several hundred in this state, ranging in size from the impressive Whitney Glacier on Mt. Shasta and the Palisade Glacier in the Sierra Nevada to tiny glacierets. While California's glaciers are small compared to those in the northern Rockies or the European Alps, each one is interesting and some are suitable for exploring. Also of note is the fact that Ice Age glaciers carved California's most spectacular mountain scenery—the High Sierra was glaciated several times and glacial landforms are prominent features of the Sierran landscape today. Bill Guyton summarizes the history of the discovery of Ice Age glaciation and modern-day glaciers in California, as well as the development of modern ideas about the state's glacial history. He describes the controversy about the origin of Yosemite Valley and quotes from the colorful accounts of early mountain explorers such as John Muir, Josiah Whitney, and François Matthes. His book provides a primer on glaciers and glacial landforms, a glossary of technical terms, helpful illustrations, and a 100-mile Sierra field trip guide for readers who want to see glaciers and glacial features for themselves. Glaciers of California will make any visit to the mountains more interesting, whether one is carrying a camera, crampons, or a fishing pole.

Mountaineering In Antarctica Complete Guide

Autore: Damien Gildea
Editore: Primento
ISBN: 2511031345
Grandezza: 15,18 MB
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For the first time the peaks and ranges of the world's wildest continent in one place for all to see! This beautiful work is dedicated to mountain addicts and to amateurs who like to travel far from home, avid for discovering our planet's rare regions, which are still little known. Climbing Antarctica is a unique experience. It is a dream that only few mountaineers have had the privilege to fulfill and that you can now skim, thanks to this very nice book, richly illustrated and remarkably documented. Damien Gildea will let you get be dragged into the rich history of Antarctica mountaineering adventure, from the first explorations in the 19th century until the achievements of today extreme climbers. He will lead you at the very heart of the most impressive and remote mountains of the South Pole... Discovering the incredible Antarctica Mountains, emerging from the white hugeness, will let more than one reader speechless. It is hard to figure out that we are still on Earth! This book is an absolute must-have for all climbers and travellers! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Damien Gidea is a polar mountaineer and explorer. He successfully led seven expeditions in the highest Antarctica Mountains, from 2001 to 2008. He is the author of the book entitled Antarctic Mountaineering Chronology, published in 1998, and of detailed topographical maps of the Livingston Island (2004) and Vinson Mountain (2006). His articles and photographs were published in many periodicals around the world, as the American Alpine Journal or the American magazine called Alpinist. He also led a skiing expedition to the South Pole and took part in several expeditions in the Himalayas, in Karakorum and in the Andes. When he is not exploring, Damien Gildea lives in Australia. EXCERPT Introduction Climbing in Antarctica is a special experience that never fails to affect those fortunate enough to do it. For most of Antarctica’s human history this experience was restricted to those who worked as part of national government Antarctic programs, requiring great financial and logistical efforts. Visitors – and in Antarctica we are all visitors – were a small cog in a vast scientific and political machine. The scope and quality of work done by these programs has been incredible and continues to be so, providing us with critical insights into not only Antarctica but also our world as a whole. However, in purely mountaineering terms, the activity of such operations was understandably limited. Mountaineering merely enabled scientific work, with recreational climbing discouraged and usually unrecorded. In the following pages I hope to preserve at least some of those ascents, as often they have proven to be more significant to those involved than the official scientific record may indicate, and they are part of the rich human history of Antarctica that should be recorded for all to enjoy.

South Georgia Mountaineering In Antarctica

Autore: Damien Gildea
Editore: Primento
ISBN: 2511031396
Grandezza: 23,55 MB
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A beautiful work dedicated to mountain addicts and to amateurs who like to travel far from home! Climbing Antarctica is a unique experience. It is a dream that only few mountaineers have had the privilege to fulfill and that you can now skim, thanks to this very nice book, richly illustrated and remarkably documented. Damien Gildea will let you get be dragged into the rich history of Antarctica mountaineering adventure, from the first explorations in the 19th century until the achievements of today extreme climbers. He will lead you at the very heart of the most impressive and remote mountains of the South Pole... Discovering the incredible Antarctica Mountains, emerging from the white hugeness, will let more than one reader speechless. It is hard to figure out that we are still on Earth ! In this volume you can find all the information about South Georgia. This book is an absolute must-have for all climbers and travellers! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Damien Gidea is a polar mountaineer and explorer. He successfully led seven expeditions in the highest Antarctica Mountains, from 2001 to 2008. He is the author of the book entitled Antarctic Mountaineering Chronology, published in 1998, and of detailed topographical maps of the Livingston Island (2004) and Vinson Mountain (2006). His articles and photographs were published in many periodicals around the world, as the American Alpine Journal or the American magazine called Alpinist. He also led a skiing expedition to the South Pole and took part in several expeditions in the Himalayas, in Karakorum and in the Andes. When he is not exploring, Damien Gildea lives in Australia. EXCERPT Stormy, rugged, windswept, formidable; all words usually associated with the island of South Georgia, and it rarely fails to live up to such descriptions. Around 170 km long, 30 km wide, overwhelmingly mountainous and heavily glaciated, the island actually has two ranges. The higher Allardyce Range runs down the centre of the island, and the lower, rockier Salvesen Range is in the southeast of the island, the two separated by Ross Pass. The BAS 1:200,000 topographical map shows ten peaks over 2000 m, with all but one of them in the eastern part of the island, but more modern surveying may prove some of these to be lower. However, for such a small island, in such a remote location, with such terrible weather, it has contributed a substantial amount of climbing action towards the history of mountaineering in Antarctica.

Transantarctic Mountains Mountaineering In Antarctica

Autore: Damien Gildea
Editore: Primento
ISBN: 2511031388
Grandezza: 26,31 MB
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A beautiful work dedicated to mountain addicts and to amateurs who like to travel far from home! Climbing Antarctica is a unique experience. It is a dream that only few mountaineers have had the privilege to fulfill and that you can now skim, thanks to this very nice book, richly illustrated and remarkably documented. Damien Gildea will let you get be dragged into the rich history of Antarctica mountaineering adventure, from the first explorations in the 19th century until the achievements of today extreme climbers. He will lead you at the very heart of the most impressive and remote mountains of the South Pole... Discovering the incredible Antarctica Mountains, emerging from the white hugeness, will let more than one reader speechless. It is hard to figure out that we are still on Earth ! In this volume you can find all the information about the Transantarctic Mountains. This book is an absolute must-have for all climbers and travellers! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Damien Gidea is a polar mountaineer and explorer. He successfully led seven expeditions in the highest Antarctica Mountains, from 2001 to 2008. He is the author of the book entitled Antarctic Mountaineering Chronology, published in 1998, and of detailed topographical maps of the Livingston Island (2004) and Vinson Mountain (2006). His articles and photographs were published in many periodicals around the world, as the American Alpine Journal or the American magazine called Alpinist. He also led a skiing expedition to the South Pole and took part in several expeditions in the Himalayas, in Karakorum and in the Andes. When he is not exploring, Damien Gildea lives in Australia. EXCERPT The Transantarctic Mountains stretch over 3500 km across the continent and divide it into East and West Antarctica. Consisting of many smaller ranges and mountains, the Transantarctics contain some of Antarctica’s highest mountains and potentially some of its most difficult climbing. Vinson’s stream of Seven Summits climbers provide the financial base for the logistical operation into the Sentinel Range. Without such a desirable commodity, however, the Transantarctics have no such customers and hence no established operation. It can be done, but it costs. Nonetheless, the Transantarctics are certainly not ‘unexplored’, as government scientists and their support personnel from the New Zealand and US programs based at Ross Island have been working in many locations along the range for decades. A number of these scientific parties have travelled to, and within, the range by helicopter, enabling access to very remote locations and often the helicopters have been used to land high on the mountains themselves. Before the advent of helicopters, teams travelled into the nearby ranges by dogsled. As elsewhere on the continent, such work occasionally involves climbing and a number of peaks in the range have been ascended in the course of surveying, geological studies and other scientific work. In addition, the aircrew working in support of the science programs have reportedly made a number of ascents, but owing to the authorities’ attitude to such activity details of these climbs are scarce.