This is a complete guide to all aspects of climbing and mountaineering across the seasons for both instructors and amateur climbers alike.
Climbing: From Gym to Rock is a pocket-size instructional climbing book with the backing of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) that focuses on getting indoor climbers outdoors. The book will feature information on environment and terrain, types of crag, best practices, and more. Photos will be throughout.
A fully illustrated guide describing all kinds of knots useful in the outdoor environment. Outdoor Knots is the latest in Falcon's popular Pocket Guide series and delivers relevant, expertly curated content in a convenient, travel-ready package. Outdoor skills expert and veteran author Cliff Jacobson provides readers with accessible information on choosing the best knot for the situation, tying different types of common knots and hitches, selecting the best kinds of rope, and much more.
The only exercise guide a rock climber will ever need! Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. To improve in the sport, climbers must build and maintain each of these assets. Written by veteran climber and performance coach, Eric Hörst, The Rock Climber's Exercise Guide provides climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and follow a comprehensive, personalized exercise program. Enhance your skills, maximize your potential, and become the best climber you can be!
A clear introduction to the world of knots, from the practical to the decorative. Illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to master over 50 knots. Step-by-step instructions to tying over 50 knots from the essential to the decorative. A practical guide for sailers, moutaineers and campers as well as those who would like to try their hand at more decorative knots.
Winter Skills is packed with essential information and techniques for climbers and walker.
Illustrated with more than 150 photographs, Alpine Climbing will teach you how to move quickly and efficiently over rock, snow, ice and glaciers. The book also describes understanding the alpine environment, selecting the right gear, movement and protective skills and route planning and timing.
Dangling sweaty-palmed from a 3000 foot cliff for days on end, the author taught himself by trial and error -why do the same? This guide will show you leading and hauling techniques, how to live on a wall, style and ethics, key training exercises and all illustrated in full colour. Another great guide from the ever expanding series from the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series.
This "how-to" guide to expedition planning will take you through all the steps to get your expedition off the ground. It is an essential guide for planning, organising and leading expeditions, whether your team is large or small.
Climbing: Training For Peak Performance Instruction Book is aimed to improve your climbing grade, a perfect gift for those keen climbers!
A comprehensive instruction guide to ice and mixed climbing from Will Gadd. Modern techniques are demonstrated as well as "veteran wisdom".
Training for the New Alpinism translates theory into application to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Steve House, one of the best, and his trainer Scott Johnston present training plans for weekend warriors as well as the world's best mountaineers. Filled with photos, graphs, illustrations, and anecdotes.
This book by Patagonia provides the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes. It educates outdoor athletes of all stripes to develop plans to perform their best.
This is a complete introduction to Alpine mountaineering. If you are planning your first trip to the Alps or anxious to improve on your performance on previous trips, you need this book. Everything you need to know is here and none of the issues are ducked. From dealing with hut guardians to moving roped together.
A book for anyone wanting to have fun climbing.
Following on the heels of the critically acclaimed Sport Climbing+, Trad Climbing+ is the first climbing text book focusing on modern traditional climbing from a British perspective.