Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering

$22.95 USD
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Description

Ready to explore the serious backcountry terrain but want some help to enable you to do so safely and successfully? This authoritative new guide, written by a team of ski mountaineering experts and illustrated with more than 200 photos, provides instruction on traditional mountaineering skills, such as roped climbing, setting protection anchors, and using ice axes, that you'll need in the technical, high alpine environment. Emphasis is placed on being well-informed and making good decisions whenever you strap on your skis and head into the backcountry.

Backcountry Skiing features:

  • Intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering
  • Skills for mastering uphill travel
  • Primers on mountain weather and avalanche safety
  • Professional advice on selecting gear, troubleshooting, and adapting to varying conditions
  • Information on constructing emergency shelters and sleds
  • Tips for wilderness trip planning and navigation

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