Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Begginer in need of help

Post general questions and discuss issues related to climbing.
 

Postby WouterB » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:37 pm

Never took a class and I'm getting there. Plenty of reading, watching and listening though.
User Avatar
WouterB

 
Posts: 3135
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Thanked: 13 times in 13 posts

Postby Gak Icenberg » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:27 pm

"freedom of the hills" is like a mountaineering bible. another book with good info is "alpine climbing: techniques to take you higher" by mark houston and kathy cosley :)
User Avatar
Gak Icenberg

 
Posts: 208
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:24 am
Location: Gardnerville, Nevada, United States
Thanked: 2 times in 2 posts

Postby WouterB » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:16 am

sjarelkwint wrote:There's a dutch book written buy the guy who alse wrote "Van 0 tot 8000 meter". Don't know his name anymore, WouterB still has my book ...

It's about alpine techniques, very good book (he has only written 2 books ...)


Robert Steenmeijer
User Avatar
WouterB

 
Posts: 3135
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Thanked: 13 times in 13 posts

Postby xDoogiex » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:00 pm

Mark Twights 'extreme alpinism' is awesome. i wanna get my own copy. that stuff is not for beginners. His other book 'kiss or kill' is wild. great look back on his life and how dangerous alpine climbing of that nature is
User Avatar
xDoogiex

 
Posts: 1152
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:33 pm
Location: Westminster , Colorado, United States
Thanked: 36 times in 16 posts

Postby Hotoven » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:19 pm

This book has helped me a lot!

Image





You can read all you want, but until you really get out there, that's when you really learn! No matter how much you read, it wont change the fact that when your hanging in a crevasse, and your buddy is hanging on to you, and you try to prusik out, but can't because you never did it. Don't get me wrong, reading is good, and can help a lot. But practice is where it is!
User Avatar
Hotoven

 
Posts: 1863
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:06 pm
Location: Summit County, Colorado, United States
Thanked: 116 times in 88 posts

Postby iceferret » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:05 pm

As someone already said, join your local climbing , alpine club and start your apprenticship. Courses are fine but you can't beat climbing with experienced people to learn the trade.

Can you still smell the top hut at Huyana Potosi before you see it?

Found the Andes really tough, I dont think the dry air suited and ended with a nasty chest infection. Well done on the summit though!

:)
User Avatar
iceferret

 
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:06 am
Location: Chorley, United Kingdom
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Previous

Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.