/ Recommend me Alpine climbing technique guidebook
Last years I've been getting more into Alpine climbing.
I would like to read up on my alpine climbing technique skills in English (including snow & ice technique).
My friend has a very good alpine technique guidebook from SAC which is unfortunately in Swiss German. Would like to get something simular in English.
I've been looking at 'Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher' but I think that might not include basic techniques which is something I would prefer to be covered also.
Please tell me your recommendations, thanks.
Alpinism, Peter Cliff - bl**dy great. Funny too.
Thanks, seems exactly right.
"Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills"
The bible - 624 pages of it (!) and now in it's 9th edition (2017).
Thanks, I'll check it out
This gets my vote:
As well is covering basic techniques in isolation it also details what happens at each stage of the climbing day, using a number of real-world, beginner-friendly routes as examples.
Another vote for Bruce Goodlands 'Alpine Mountaineering' - relevant information, clearly laid out, good quality photos and route suggestions also.
There's also the BMC Alpine Basics DVD.
This Alpine Conditions page gives a summary of what is being climbed at the moment, what is 'in' nick and what the prospects are...
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