* Includes expanded and updated information on technical improvements and safety
* New sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presented
* Larger format with more photographs 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. For more information about the author, visit his web site at www.home.earthlink.net/~wndhorse/Vision%20Quest/. If you like this, you might also like Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain. Reviews Mountain magazine - While many mountaineering works have elements of this book in them, none that I have read come close to covering the subject so completely and concisely. Rock & Ice magazine - Many climbers have never experienced the terror of plunging into a lurking, black void beneath the sparkling snows. Those who do ... should pray both they and their partner have read and memorized every page of Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue. Climbing magazine - Andy Selters packs in more solid information on this subject than you can find in any other instructional handbook ... No matter what your level of alpine expertise, get a copy of Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue before setting foot on the glacier. Author: Andy Selters
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Binding Information: Paperback
Size: 7.25" X 9"