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Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
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Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering

 
Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering

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Object Title: Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering

Manufacturer: Mountaineers Books

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Book Details

Written by: Martin Volken, Margaret Wheeler, Scott Schell


Pub. Date: November 2007
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Format: Paperback, 339pp

Book Series: Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series

Subject

Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering

Synopsis

The publisher's Statement:

The most up-to-date resource available on backcountry ski skills, techniques, and gear
For intermediate-to-advanced backcountry skiers
Includes safety, navigation, nutrition and fitness information, in addition to techniques
Provides advice on how to make well-informed decisions Martin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountains. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning wilderness trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more.

Member Comments

I have read this book many times, and have found it to be very informative. Its' a great book for novice skiers, as well as a great resource for those experienced ski tour and backcountry skiers. Just for a refresher, I like to review this book each pre-ski season.

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