Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Technique (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)

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* Will Gadd is an ESPN X Games and Ice World Cup winner

* Color photos throughout illustrate the climbing techniques

* Part of The Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series
"Mixed climbing is my favorite discipline. It's the most fun because it has the fewest rules -- sort of like professional wrestling compared to boxing." So says Will Gadd, as profiled in the book Fifty Favorite Climbs. Here the champion ice climber presents the same techniques and veteran wisdom he imparts to those who attend his annual clinics. These include step-by-step instructions for the swing (ice axe), the kick (footwork), and putting it all together (tracking); how to "read" ice to select your line and follow it safely; and drytool techniques for mixed climbing. Training exercises and inspirational stories complete this seminal guide.
Will Gadd won every major ice competition in the world in 1998 and 1999, as well as the 2000 Ice World Cup. A resident of Canmore, Alberta, he has written for Climbing and Rock & Ice, among other publications.

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WILL GADD won "every major ice competition in the world in '98 and '99 (ESPN X Games, Courchevel Invitational)" as well as the 2000 Ice World Cup. He writes for the major climbing magazines and is frequently featured on panels at the Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival. He says he started climbing with his parents before he could walk. Thirty years later, he still spends at least 100 days a year tied into a rope. Over the last several years he has put up new ice and mixed climbs, taught climbing clinics and developed a mania for paragliding. For more on/by Will, see willgadd.com.

ROGER CHAYER has been a freelance photographer for ten years. His photos have appeared in Rock & Ice, Climbing, Gripped, Equinox and the ACC journal, among other publications. He has also done advertising shots for a host of companies including Patagonia, Black Diamond and Mountain Equipment Co-op. He has photographed in Africa, Europe, South America and the US, as well as Canada. He currently lives in Calgary, Alberta. He climbs and skis and has worked and climbed with Will on previous projects.

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Anyone who enjoys the mountains, no matter how sane, will enjoy this glimpse into a sport that appears to be aimed at the lunatic fringe. (Lewiston Morning Tribune)

While experienced climbers following Gadd's step-by-step training regime in hopes of upping their grade will no doubt accept the advice of one of the world's most recognized adventure athletes, beginners too should feel comfortable with his coaxing approach to foot and ice axe placements aided by leading ice climbing photographer, Roger Chayer. (Rocky Mountain Outlook)

Get your calloused hands on Ice & Mixed Climbing...Offers tips and techniques from one of the best in the business...This book will give you a glimpse into the world of ice climbing to see what you are missing. (Blue Ridge Outdoors)

If you were drawing up a list of the best all-round technical climbers in the world then Will Gadd would be near the top of it. The Canadian has now condensed his ice and mixed know-how in this superbly illustrated technique manual that covers everthing from basic technique to the more innovative types of ice protection. Gadd shows himself to be a capable and engaging writer and draws freely from his own experiences. ... Ice and mixed climbing has moved light years ahead in the last decade and left many climbers behind. This book is the best way yet to see how much you could be missing. (Climber magazine (Britain))

Ice and Mixed Climbing contains useful, practical, and appropriately cautious advice. Given the rapid increase in ice and mixed climbers in the past few years, this restraint is worth respecting. Throughout the book, Gadd's commitment to the craft, and his desire to give back to the wider community, is clear. Ice and Mixed Climbing has the goods to make any adventure safer, more efficient, and more enjoyable. (Gripped)

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