Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue is a comprehensive course in understanding glaciers, crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and rescuing crevasse victims. Topics covered include: how glaciers form and how crevasses develop; basic principles of glacier travel; route finding; knots and harnesses; holding a fall; rescue techniques, including self-belay and what a victim should do; and glacier skiing and sled hauling. Sidebars feature descriptions of accidents and near-accidents to emphasize the importance of the techniques presented.
- Includes expanded and updated information on technical improvements and safety
- New sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presented
- Larger format with more photographs
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 2 Upd Sub edition (January 31, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces