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Photographs of ice climbers in action augment complete instructions in the techniques of ice climbing, dangers, and safety measures
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"Yvon Chouinard's Climbing Ice is not only the last word on the subject, but the first words from all American press on modern ice techniques. Climbing Ice is no beginner's manual, but rather a compendium on the sport. The book explores the history of snow and ice climbing, details techniques from the graceful and delicate French method of moving on ice to cutting steps and front-pointing on crampons. It also includes useful chapters on equipment, the formation and structure of snow and ice and avalanches.
"... Yvon Chouinard, a modern Eckenstein and the godfather of ice climbing in this country, has written the rulebook of this old yet new climbing game."
-- Outside Magazine Peter BoardmanAbout the Author:
Yvon Chouinard has been climbing since he was sixteen years old in 1954, and has done "extreme mountain climbing" including notable first ascents in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and as far south as Patagonia. He has made fifteen climbing trips to Britain and the Continent; he's climbed in New Zealand, Kenya, and in the Himalaya. Apart from this extraordinary record, he is also regarded as a virtuoso in the design of equipment; along with his former partner in the company he founded and now runs, The Great Pacific Iron Works, he has systematically redesigned almost every piece of equipment used in climbing. He lives with his wife and son in Ventura, California.
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Book Description Random House, Inc. June 1982, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Good - Used. Book condition is good or better unless otherwise noted. Paperbacks, especially mass market paperbacks, will have spine creasing and may have age toned pages and curled covers. Binding will be intact, no major splits unless otherwise noted. We do our best to describe each book accurately. Any discrepancy between what is described and what is pulled will be noted in an email. If you would like a detailed description beyond what has been provided, please ask. Seller Inventory # 433432
Book Description Sierra Club Books, California, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Acceptable. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 2nd printing, 1978, same isbn, published by Sierra Club, price clipped, beautifully illustrated, damp stained towards the back, no odor to the book. Seller Inventory # 4405
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Book Description Sierra Club Books, USA, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. PUBLISHER: Sierra Club Books DATE/EDITION: 1982, no added Sierra Club printings indicated BINDING: Hardbound in blue cloth with blind stamped climbing axe on the front cover and silver lettering on the spine, 8 1/2" x 11", 192 pages. DUST JACKET: The jacket is priced 15.00 on the front flap . There is a very tiny rip with no paper loss at the top edge with a minor wrinkle. The jacket overall is very good. BOOK CONDITION: The book is very good with sharp corners and bright lettering, tight binding and very clean. There is a name written on the first free end paper otherwise the interior is unmarked. DESCRIPTION: Illustrated throughout. Seller Inventory # 003860
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