Mountaineering : Training and Preparation

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Whether you're an experienced mountaineer, a hardened climber, or about to embark on your first expedition, nothing is more critical than anticipating, understanding, and preparing for the adversities and accomplishments that await you and your team. In Mountaineering: Training and Preperation, Carlton Cooke, Dave Bunting, and John O'Hara, along with the members of the British Army Everest West Ridge Expedition team and sport and exercise scientists from LeedsMetropolitan University, share their insights, experiences, and expertise on these aspects of mountaineering: Selecting the right team for each expedition Physical conditioning and training programs to ensure success Nutritional strategies for your training and expeditions Team safety, climbing precautions, and first aid Preparing for and surviving in extreme conditions From the technical aspects of a climb to the leadership and teamwork skills so essential to success, this comprehensive guide covers all of the essentials for a safe and successful expedition. Mountaineering: Training and Preperation is must-read for every mountaineer. Read it before your next expedition.

Author Biography

Carlton Cooke is the Carnegie Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Head of the Carnegie Research Centre for Performance Sport at Leeds Metropolitan University. Carlton has presented and published extensively on aspects of sports performance and physical activity, exercise and health, principally in the areas of exercise physiology and biomechanics. He has worked with a range of partners in high performance sport in facilitating, developing or delivering sports science support and research. A Warrant Officer in the British Army's Physical Training Corps Dave Bunting has been the Chief Instructor of the Joint Service's leading mountain training centres in Wales, Norway, Bavaria and Canada as well as undertaking the year long coveted German Army Mountain Guide's course to become one of only a handful of British soldiers to have ever completed this extremely intensive programme. His experiences teaching high level mountain activities and over 20 years as a climber led Dave to his ultimate passion - expedition mountaineering and he has now been involved in the organisation and execution of numerous expeditions including 10 to the Himalayas. John O'Hara is an accredited British Association of Sport Exercise Sciences sport scientist (physiology) and has expertise and experience of providing sport science support to a range of high performance athletes and teams. The development and delivery of sport science support for adventurous activities, including the Army's Everest West Ridge 2006 expedition team, the Army's Shishapangma 2007 expedition team, the winners of the Polar challenge 2007, Jackson Williams Run across America 2007 and a Vendee Globe 2008 solo ocean yacht race competitor.

Table of Contents

Improving Endurance
Improving Strength and Power
Nutrition for Training
Nutrition on Expedition
Body Composition
Extreme Preparation for Extreme Expeditions
The Psychology of Climbing Performance
Becoming Resilient
Selection for Success
Expedition Leadership
Planning and Logistics
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