This book describes self-rescue skills that any technical climber should know. In the introduction, the author talks briefly about why he became interested in self-rescue and the most important self-rescue skill - the ability to prevent the need for a rescue. In the following chapters, the reader is introduced to self rescue tools, anchoring systems and knots, before being introduced to escaping the belay. Subsequent chapters discus rappelling and ascending systems, passing knots and before discussing the scenarios of rescuing a leader or second. There are also discussions of of pulley systems and aid climbing.
All material in the book is clearly illustrated, with drawings by Mike Clelland.
Publisher:Faclon Press Publishing Co, Inc.
Pub. Date: 1996
Edition: First edition
Page Count: 112