By Andy Kirkpatrick
Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain booklet Competition
'1001 mountain climbing tips had me giggling out loud in locations, which I by no means concept attainable for this style of booklet. an important source that are supposed to be a necessary 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 hiking for over thirty years - after which transmogrified the contents right into a huge ebook of mountain climbing suggestions. good, 1001 hiking Tips through Andy Kirkpatrick is simply one of these book.
This is not any usual guide - it really is even more worthwhile than that. it is a tremendous selection of all these little tips that make a true distinction while on the crag, within the mountains, or if you end up making plans your subsequent large journey. it is for an individual who hangs off stuff, or simply hangs round within the mountains. the following pointers are in line with 3 many years of mountaineering obsession, in addition to nineteen ascents of El Cap, quite a few Alpine north faces, journeys to the polar ice caps, and plenty of different frightening climbs and expeditions.
1001 mountaineering Tips covers the subsequent areas:
BASI [1–240]: From how most sensible to rope up and the significance of mountaineering partnerships, to racking your equipment appropriately and the way to sleep in a harness. This part is designed for either amateur and skilled climbers.
SAFETY [241–327]: the secret in mountaineering is staying alive and coming domestic in a single piece. This part covers free rock, rescue, facing warmth and what to do in case you get stuck out.
BIG WALL [328–434]: wisdom on tackling huge multi-pitch climbs, with complicated subject matters corresponding to pegging, jumaring, hauling and pace mountaineering. the following tips should be an relief either to these new to multi-pitch hiking, in addition to more matured climbers.
ICE [435–481]: tips about all features of mountaineering, together with circulation, security, taking care of your apparatus, psychological energy and - in fact - now not falling off.
MIXED [482–503]: With a spotlight on Scottish and Alpine wintry weather talents, those crucial information concentrate on tips to use your instruments on snowed-up rock, major, apparatus and footwork on combined flooring.
MOUNTAIN [504–802]: crucial interpreting for mountaineers, hill walkers and rock climbers, this part has nearly three hundred tips about dwelling and staying alive within the mountains, be that during the united kingdom, Alps or larger levels.
TRAINING [803–876]: more than a few find out how to conquer worry, enhance energy and persistence, in addition to nutrition and foodstuff recommendation for climbers.
STUFF [877–1001]: a mixture of esoterica, comparable to tips to rap off a fifi hook, what books to learn, the way to make your individual equipment, find out how to get backed, picture and video recommendation, and the way to visit the lavatory in difficult spots.
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1001 Climbing Tips: The essential climbers' guide: from rock, ice and big-wall climbing to diet, training and mountain survival by Andy Kirkpatrick