1001 Climbing Tips: The essential climbers' guide: from by Andy Kirkpatrick

By Andy Kirkpatrick

Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain booklet Competition

'1001 mountaineering tips had me giggling out loud in areas, which I by no means proposal attainable for this style of e-book. an incredible source that are meant 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 titanic publication of mountaineering assistance. good, 1001 mountaineering Tips by means of Andy Kirkpatrick is simply the sort of book.

This is not any average handbook - it truly is even more necessary than that. this can be a substantial choice of all these little advice that make a true distinction while on the crag, within the mountains, or if you end up making plans your subsequent sizeable journey. it really is for an individual who hangs off stuff, or simply hangs round within the mountains. the following pointers are according to 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 mountain climbing Tips covers the subsequent areas:

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

SAFETY [241–327]: the secret in mountaineering 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 themes comparable to pegging, jumaring, hauling and velocity mountain climbing. the following tips could be an relief either to these new to multi-pitch mountain climbing, in addition to more matured climbers.

ICE [435–481]: pointers on all facets of mountain climbing, together with circulate, safety, taking care of your equipment, psychological power and - in fact - now not falling off.

MIXED [482–503]: With a spotlight on Scottish and Alpine wintry weather talents, those crucial assistance specialise in the best way to use your instruments on snowed-up rock, top, apparatus and footwork on combined floor.

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

TRAINING [803–876]: various how to triumph over worry, enhance energy and persistence, in addition to nutrition and foodstuff recommendation for climbers.

STUFF [877–1001]: a mixture of esoterica, similar to the best way to rap off a fifi hook, what books to learn, find out how to make your personal package, tips on how to get backed, picture and video suggestion, and the way to visit the bathroom in tough spots.

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