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

This book has helped me a lot!


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!
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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!

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