By Andy Kirkpatrick

ISBN-10: 1910240532

ISBN-13: 9781910240533

Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain e-book Competition

'1001 mountain climbing advice had me guffawing out loud in areas, which I by no means idea attainable for this style of booklet. an enormous source that are meant to be a necessary addition to each climber's loo-library' - Ian Parnell, Climb magazine

Imagine an alien got here right down to Earth, caught a probe right into a climber's mind - one who'd been mountaineering for over thirty years - after which transmogrified the contents right into a massive publication of mountaineering suggestions. good, 1001 mountain climbing Tips by way of Andy Kirkpatrick is simply this type of book.

This is not any standard handbook - it is even more beneficial than that. this can be a sizeable number of all these little advice that make a true distinction whilst on the crag, within the mountains, or if you find yourself making plans your subsequent massive journey. it truly is for somebody who hangs off stuff, or simply hangs round within the mountains. the following tips are in response to 3 many years of hiking obsession, in addition to nineteen ascents of El Cap, various Alpine north faces, journeys to the polar ice caps, and plenty of different frightening climbs and expeditions.

1001 hiking Tips covers the next areas:

BASI [1–240]: From how top to rope up and the significance of mountain climbing partnerships, to racking your equipment effectively and the way to sleep in a harness. This part is designed for either beginner and skilled climbers.

SAFETY [241–327]: the secret in hiking is staying alive and coming domestic in a single piece. This part covers free rock, rescue, facing warmth and what to do in the event you get stuck out.

BIG WALL [328–434]: wisdom on tackling huge multi-pitch climbs, with complex issues reminiscent of pegging, jumaring, hauling and velocity hiking. the following tips can be an relief either to these new to multi-pitch mountaineering, in addition to more matured climbers.

ICE [435–481]: tips about all features of mountain climbing, together with stream, defense, taking care of your apparatus, psychological energy and - after all - now not falling off.

MIXED [482–503]: With a spotlight on Scottish and Alpine wintry weather abilities, those crucial assistance specialize in how one can use your instruments on snowed-up rock, prime, equipment and footwork on combined floor.

MOUNTAIN [504–802]: crucial examining for mountaineers, hill walkers and rock climbers, this part has virtually three hundred tips about residing and staying alive within the mountains, be that during the united kingdom, Alps or better levels.

TRAINING [803–876]: more than a few how to conquer worry, enhance energy and patience, in addition to nutrition and nutrients suggestion for climbers.

STUFF [877–1001]: a mixture of esoterica, resembling the right way to rap off a fifi hook, what books to learn, how you can make your individual equipment, how one can get subsidized, photograph and video suggestion, and the way to visit the bathroom in difficult spots.

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