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douwe - on 21 Aug 2018

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.

 

mcawle - on 21 Aug 2018
Rob Exile Ward on 21 Aug 2018
In reply to douwe:

Alpinism, Peter Cliff - bl**dy great. Funny too.

douwe - on 22 Aug 2018
In reply to Rob Exile Ward:

Thanks!

douwe - on 22 Aug 2018
In reply to mcawle:

Thanks, seems exactly right.

Tom F Harding on 22 Aug 2018
In reply to douwe:

"Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills"

The bible - 624 pages of it (!) and now in it's 9th edition (2017).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mountaineering-Freedom-Hills-Mountaineers/dp/1680510045/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=20AK3316W1VBVQBDBK8K

 

douwe - on 22 Aug 2018
In reply to Tom F Harding:

Thanks, I'll check it out

 

Dom Connaway - on 12 Sep 2018
In reply to douwe:

This gets my vote:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-Mountaineering-Essential-Knowledge-Alpinists/dp/1906095302

 

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.



 

CEW on 12 Sep 2018
In reply to douwe:

Another vote for Bruce Goodlands 'Alpine Mountaineering' - relevant information, clearly laid out, good quality photos and route suggestions also.  

GridNorth - on 12 Sep 2018
In reply to douwe:

There's also the BMC Alpine Basics DVD.

Al


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