Medicine for Mountaineering 6th Edition
Edited by: James A. Wilkerson, M.D.
Contributors: Ken Zafren M.D., FAAEM, FA, Ernest Moore M.D., FACS, FCC
The book is in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series.
By Jeff Renner
The Backpacker’s Field Manual now in it’s second edition is over 400 pages of text with over 100 line drawings. This is an excellent text for both experienced and first time backpackers. With perhaps the broadest scope of any backpacking book on the market it really fits into the category of a field manual. More than any other backpacking book, this is the one that you would take with you on the trail. The success of this book is indicated by how many outdoor programs, colleges and universities use The Backpacker’s Field Manual as a text book and manual for outdoor instructors.
By Rick Curtis
The rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You’ve wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In Climbing: Self Rescue, two long-time climbing instructors and guides teach how to improvise your own solutions, calling for outside help only when necessary.
Because few climbers carry fancy (and expensive) search and rescue gear, all skills taught in this book use the items typically found on a climbing rack: rope, carabiners, slings, and cord. Text, illustrations, and photos explain knots, belaying and hauling systems, rappelling, ascension, passing knots, how to safely assist and rig an injured climber, and more. Roughly half of the book is devoted to real-life climbing scenarios and solutions ranging from moderate to severe. Because real-life situations rarely unfold as they do in practice, Climbing Self-Rescue teaches how to analyze and improvise your way out of a crisis.
By Molly Loomis and Andy Tyson
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.
By Andy Selters
* Just look up your sport and find the list of exercises that will prepare you to excell
* Exercises are explained and illustrated
* Includes chapters on improving balance, strengthening the lower back, preventing back injuries, and rehab advice for specific injuries
* Also provides an exercise calendar and chart that you can take to the gym
By: Mark Pierce, A.T.C., David Musnick, M.D.
How to Big Wall Climb is the first step-by-step aid climbing guide that takes you from your first step in an aider to the summit of El Capitan. Like anything worthwhile, big wall climbing requires hard work. That said, it’s not that difficult to get to the top of Yosemite’s El Capitan, the top prize of the world’s rock climbers. To scale El Cap you only have to free climb 5.9 and know very basic aid climbing skills. The daunting challenge is to put those skills together efficiently, a trick most climbers never master.
That is where this book comes in. It’s the first How To big wall book specifically organized and clearly designed to address the process of building big wall skills, step by step.
If you are a reasonably good climber psyched to do El Cap or a similar bad ass big wall, you probably can do it. Each week read a new chapter in this book and follow instructions…
By: Chris McNamara
Pages: 144 pages
Getting strong and learning to climb hard routes in the gym doesn’t prepare you for climbing outdoors where anything can happen. Climbing: From Gym to Crag is written by experts who teach climbing for a living. These long-time instructors have a clear, practical understanding of the different skills and climbing technique needed to go from climbing in the gym to climbing on real rock. From building anchors to leading and self-rescue, they’ll teach you how to make the transition safely.
– Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.-
By S. Peter Lewis, Dan Cauthorn
Big, high routes at the edge of a climber’s ability are not the places for inventing technique or relying on old habits. Complacency can lead to fatal errors. So where does the hard-core aspirant or dreamer turn? The only master class in print, Extreme Alpinism delivers an expert dose of reality and practical techniques for advanced climbers.
by Mark Twight
Photographer: James Martin
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Better Bouldering presents all the techniques and tricks gleaned from the thirty-six-year bouldering career of John Sherman, America’s most noted and notorious bouldering guru. Sharing the most recent trends in techniques, equipment, and injury treatment and prevention, Sherman imparts his insider knowledge of the sport through colorful instructional text and “combat” stories from his own bouldering career—allowing both beginning and accomplished boulderers to learn from the author’s experiences rather than their own mistakes.
The most sophisticated ‘how-to’ book I’ve seen on any climbing subject.”—Climbing magazine.
by: John Sherman