Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) (Paperback)

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* Technical advice for traveling safely on glaciers and how to perform a rescue should the worst happen
* Sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presented
* Large format with photographs showing the techniques discussed

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780898866582
ISBN-10: 0898866588
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Publication Date: November 30th, 1999
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Mountaineers Outdoor Expert