Snow Travel

Snow Travel

Skills for Climbing, Hiking, and Moving Across Snow

Book - 2012
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Learn to conquer year-round snow travel - and go where you want, anytime you want - Latest addition to the popular Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series - Features 50 black & white photos and 15 illustrations - An easy-to-use guide for safe travel over snow for all outdoor recreationistsSnow Travel: Skills for Climbing, Hiking, and Moving Across Snow (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series) is a comprehensive how-to book covering all the essential techniques for safe and efficient movement across snow fields. Author Mike Zawaski, a longtime instructor with Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS),has decades of snow-travel experience. Whether you're a hiker, scrambler, backcountry skier, climber, or general winter traveler, you will discover fundamental information including:> > Picking the right gear and other pre-trip planning: ice ax, crampons, clothing, and essentials for safety> > How to choose a route: evaluating snowpack and picking out the fall line> > Basics of kicking steps: walking flat-footed, front pointing, duck stepping, stepping efficiently with crampons or ski/snowboard boots, and more> > Using your ice ax: traversing, chopping steps, glissading, self arresting, and utizlizing a range of ice-ax positions> > Snow hazards: elephant traps, cornices, sunburn, snow bridges, and post-holes> > Lesson plans: how to share your knowledge with others
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Mountaineers Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781594857201
Branch Call Number: 796 .9 ZAW
Characteristics: 189 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm


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