By Andy Kirkpatrick

ISBN-10: 1910240532

ISBN-13: 9781910240533

Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain ebook Competition

'1001 mountain climbing suggestions had me giggling out loud in areas, which I by no means notion attainable for this style of ebook. a massive source that are meant to be a vital addition to each climber's loo-library' - Ian Parnell, Climb magazine

Imagine an alien got here right down to Earth, caught a probe right into a climber's mind - one who'd been mountain climbing for over thirty years - after which transmogrified the contents right into a tremendous booklet of hiking advice. good, 1001 mountain climbing Tips via Andy Kirkpatrick is simply one of these book.

This isn't any average handbook - it is even more worthwhile than that. it is a vast number of all these little information that make a true distinction while on the crag, within the mountains, or if you find yourself making plans your subsequent tremendous journey. it is for someone who hangs off stuff, or simply hangs round within the mountains. the following pointers are in line with 3 many years of mountain climbing obsession, in addition to nineteen ascents of El Cap, various Alpine north faces, journeys to the polar ice caps, and plenty of different frightening climbs and expeditions.

1001 mountaineering Tips covers the next areas:

BASI [1–240]: From how top to rope up and the significance of mountaineering partnerships, to racking your equipment safely and the way to sleep in a harness. This part is designed for either beginner and skilled climbers.

SAFETY [241–327]: the secret in mountain climbing is staying alive and coming domestic in a single piece. This part covers unfastened rock, rescue, facing warmth and what to do in the event you get stuck out.

BIG WALL [328–434]: wisdom on tackling huge multi-pitch climbs, with complex issues comparable to pegging, jumaring, hauling and velocity hiking. the following pointers could be an reduction either to these new to multi-pitch mountaineering, in addition to more matured climbers.

ICE [435–481]: pointers on all facets of mountaineering, together with move, safeguard, taking care of your apparatus, psychological power and - after all - no longer falling off.

MIXED [482–503]: With a spotlight on Scottish and Alpine iciness abilities, those crucial information specialise in the way to use your instruments on snowed-up rock, top, equipment and footwork on combined flooring.

MOUNTAIN [504–802]: crucial interpreting for mountaineers, hill walkers and rock climbers, this part has nearly three hundred pointers on residing and staying alive within the mountains, be that during the united kingdom, Alps or larger levels.

TRAINING [803–876]: more than a few the right way to conquer worry, increase energy and persistence, in addition to nutrition and food suggestion for climbers.

STUFF [877–1001]: a mixture of esoterica, equivalent to tips on how to rap off a fifi hook, what books to learn, the right way to make your individual package, the right way to get subsidized, picture and video suggestion, and the way to visit the bathroom in tough spots.

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