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Title:
The mountain skills training handbook
Author:
Hill, Pete.
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot : David & Charles, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780715310915
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Designed for instructors and climbing enthusiasts, the techniques, methods and tips described and illustrated here have derived from the authors' own experience - both as instructors, and from studying and discussing good working practices.


Author Notes

Pete Hill (MIC, FRGS) holds the top Mountain Instructor Certificate qualification, and has climbed extensively throughout Europe, Africa, Nepal and India, including a number of first ascents in the Himalayas
Stuart Johnston (MIC) instructor and consultant has been a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors since 1992


Table of Contents

Nigel Williams
Forewordp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Part 1 Summer
Mountain Leadership Skillsp. 9
Mountain Weatherp. 10
River Crossingp. 15
Security on Steep Groundp. 19
Emergency Evacuationp. 27
Navigationp. 31
Technical Skills for Summer and Winter Climbingp. 41
Knotsp. 42
Abseilingp. 47
Loweringp. 51
Tying Inp. 54
Belay Methodsp. 58
Summer/Winter Multi-pitch Changeoversp. 64
Rock Climbingp. 71
Short Ropingp. 78
Improvised Rescue Techniquesp. 82
Single-pitch Climbing Sessionsp. 90
Part 2 Winter
Avalanche Awarenessp. 107
The Snow-packp. 108
Safe-travel Tipsp. 111
Searching Techniquesp. 114
Snowcraft Skillsp. 117
The Ice Axep. 118
Self-arrestp. 121
Self Belayp. 126
The Boot as a Toolp. 128
Step Cuttingp. 131
Cramponsp. 135
The Teaching of Crampon Techniquesp. 139
Snow and Ice Anchorsp. 142
Snow Sheltersp. 153
Gear Listsp. 159
Indexp. 160