By Andy Kirkpatrick
Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain publication Competition
'1001 mountaineering counsel had me guffawing out loud in areas, which I by no means suggestion attainable for this style of booklet. an important source that are supposed to be a vital addition to each climber's loo-library' - Ian Parnell, Climb magazine
Imagine an alien got here right down to Earth, caught a probe right into a climber's mind - one who'd been mountaineering for over thirty years - after which transmogrified the contents right into a sizeable publication of mountaineering information. good, 1001 hiking Tips by means of Andy Kirkpatrick is simply the sort of book.
This isn't any typical guide - it is even more worthy than that. this can be a large number of all these little information that make a true distinction whilst on the crag, within the mountains, or if you find yourself making plans your subsequent vast journey. it really is for an individual who hangs off stuff, or simply hangs round within the mountains. the following tips are in response to 3 a long time of mountain climbing obsession, in addition to nineteen ascents of El Cap, a number of Alpine north faces, journeys to the polar ice caps, and lots of different frightening climbs and expeditions.
1001 mountaineering Tips covers the subsequent areas:
BASI [1–240]: From how top to rope up and the significance of mountain climbing partnerships, to racking your apparatus competently and the way to sleep in a harness. This part is designed for either amateur and skilled climbers.
SAFETY [241–327]: the secret in mountain climbing is staying alive and coming domestic in a single piece. This part covers free rock, rescue, facing warmth and what to do in case you get stuck out.
BIG WALL [328–434]: wisdom on tackling huge multi-pitch climbs, with complicated themes akin to pegging, jumaring, hauling and pace mountain climbing. the following tips might be an relief either to these new to multi-pitch hiking, in addition to more matured climbers.
ICE [435–481]: pointers on all facets of mountaineering, together with circulation, safety, taking care of your apparatus, psychological energy and - after all - now not falling off.
MIXED [482–503]: With a spotlight on Scottish and Alpine wintry weather talents, those crucial assistance concentrate on how you can use your instruments on snowed-up rock, best, apparatus and footwork on combined flooring.
MOUNTAIN [504–802]: crucial interpreting for mountaineers, hill walkers and rock climbers, this part has nearly three hundred pointers on dwelling and staying alive within the mountains, be that during the united kingdom, Alps or better levels.
TRAINING [803–876]: more than a few easy methods to conquer worry, increase power and patience, in addition to vitamin and nutrients suggestion for climbers.
STUFF [877–1001]: a mixture of esoterica, equivalent to find out how to rap off a fifi hook, what books to learn, how you can make your personal equipment, tips to get subsidized, picture and video suggestion, and the way to visit the bathroom in tough spots.
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1001 Climbing Tips: The essential climbers' guide: from rock, ice and big-wall climbing to diet, training and mountain survival by Andy Kirkpatrick