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Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering by M. Volken, S. Schell and M. Wheeler
Item # BK163

Ready to explore the serious backcountry terrain but want some help to enable you to do so safely and successfully? This authoritative new guide, written by a team of ski mountaineering experts and illustrated with more than 200 photos, provides instruction on traditional mountaineering skills, such as roped climbing, setting protection anchors, and using ice axes, that you'll need in the technical, high alpine environment. Emphasis is placed on being well-informed and making good decisions.

For intermediate and advanced skiers.
Chapter 1 Gear and Equipment
Chapter 2 Decision-Making in Avalanche Terrain
Chapter 3 Navigation
Chapter 4 Uphill Movement
Chapter 5 Transitions
Chapter 6 Ski Mountaineering Techniques
Chapter 7 Downhill Skiing Techniques
Chapter 8 Taking Care of Yourself and the Mountains
Chapter 9 The Mountain Environment
Chapter 10 Rescue Techniques and Emergency Preparedness

$ 19.95

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