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
SubjectSkills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
SynopsisThe 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 CommentsI 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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