By Andy Kirkpatrick

ISBN-10: 1910240532

ISBN-13: 9781910240533

Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain booklet Competition

'1001 mountain climbing guidance had me guffawing out loud in locations, which I by no means concept attainable for this style of ebook. a major source that are supposed to be a vital addition to each climber's loo-library' - Ian Parnell, Climb magazine

Imagine an alien got here all the way down to Earth, caught a probe right into a climber's mind - one who'd been mountaineering for over thirty years - after which transmogrified the contents right into a large ebook of hiking suggestions. good, 1001 mountain climbing Tips through Andy Kirkpatrick is simply one of these book.

This is not any typical handbook - it truly is even more worthy than that. it is a big selection of all these little tips that make a true distinction while on the crag, within the mountains, or if you are making plans your subsequent great journey. it truly is for someone who hangs off stuff, or simply hangs round within the mountains. the following tips are according to 3 a long time of mountain climbing obsession, in addition to nineteen ascents of El Cap, various Alpine north faces, journeys to the polar ice caps, and plenty of different frightening climbs and expeditions.

1001 hiking Tips covers the next areas:

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

SAFETY [241–327]: the secret in hiking is staying alive and coming domestic in a single piece. This part covers unfastened rock, rescue, facing warmth and what to do if you happen to 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 may be an reduction either to these new to multi-pitch mountain climbing, in addition to more matured climbers.

ICE [435–481]: pointers on all elements of mountain climbing, together with stream, defense, taking care of your equipment, psychological energy and - in fact - no longer falling off.

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

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

TRAINING [803–876]: a variety of find out how to triumph over worry, enhance power and patience, in addition to nutrition and meals suggestion for climbers.

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

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