Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue


Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
Manufacturer Andrew Selters (The Mountaineers Books)
Page By Alpinist
Page Type Mar 31, 2007 / Mar 31, 2007
Object ID 2942
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Product Description

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


Price: $19.95
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 2 Upd Sub edition (January 31, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0898866588
ISBN-13: 978-0898866582
Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces



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Alpinist - Mar 31, 2007 3:51 pm - Voted 5/5

Excellent glacier/crevasse overview
This is a very comprehensive guide for glacier travel and crevasse rescue procedures. It's no substitute for field training, but it is a great supplement. The book describes how glaciers and crevasses are formed, providing the reader with the basic principles for reading glaciers and assessing crevasse danger. It covers different strategies and procedures for glacier travel, crevasse rescue techniques, anchor systems, knots, and both glacier skiing and hauling sleds.

Alan Ellis - Sep 18, 2007 9:49 pm - Voted 5/5

Good reference
Well written and dumbed down for us glacier newbies. Small enough to stick in your pack. Highly recommend.

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