Glacier Mountaineering : An Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

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  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-02
  • Publisher: FalconGuides
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Providing critical instruction for anyone planning to travel over glacier country - from the Cascades to the Rockies to Denali - this book will guide and entertain readers through glacier anatomy, equipment, route finding, and rescue techniques.

Author Biography

Andy Tyson has spent more than a decade working for NOLS and Alpine Ascents International working as a climbing instructor. Mike Clelland is also a NOLS instructor and has illustrated best-selling outdoor rec books and popular climbing magazines for more than a decade.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Anatomy of a Glacierp. 5
Crevasses, seracs, and icefalls
Basic Equipment & Knotsp. 15
Harnesses, crampons, ice axes, and knots
Ice and Snow Protectionp. 41
Deadman, pickets, ice screws, and checklist
Roping Upp. 51
Dividing the rope, forming teams, and communicating
Moving, Self-Belay, Self-Arrest, and Protectionp. 65
Moving efficiently and safely
Route Findingp. 73
Leading the way
Glacier Campingp. 85
Site selection and comfort
Crevasse Rescuep. 101
Rescue sequences
Hauling Systemsp. 129
Getting your partner out
Finallyp. 133
Taking responsibility
Bibliography and Resourcesp. 135
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