Rucksack Guide - Alpinism

A&C Black
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Rucksack Guide - Alpinism is your essential handbook
when on the mountain. It offers concise guidance and support for
whatever situations you might find yourself in, including:


  • technical skills: tips and reminders on the key techniques
  • the Alpine environment: dealing with hazards, altitude and avalanches
  • navigation: various techniques to help in a range of weather conditions
  • safety: essential procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, your party and others on the mountain
  • emergencies: guidance on what to do in extreme situations.



The book is colour-coded for easy reference and all information is
presented in lists and tables, making it simple to understand in
testing conditions.



The Rucksack Guide series is adapted from Mountaineering: The essential skills for mountain walkers and climbers, the definitive handbook for hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers.

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About the author

Alun Richardson is an International Mountain Guide, the highest
qualification for worldwide climbing, mountaineering and exploration.
He is an experienced guide and tutor and regularly teaches at the
National Mountaineering Centres, and internationally. He is also
secretary of the British Mountain Guides Association.
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Publisher
A&C Black
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Published on
Mar 7, 2014
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781408126004
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering
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