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The Mountaineering Handbook


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The first mountaineering instructional guide to focus exclusively on the kind of mountaineering most climbers do, and to collect the best modern practices in one popular resourceComplete and up to date. Emphasizes the best modern practices for alpine rock, snow, and ice.Uniquely focused. Omits what is too basic such as camping and backpacking and what is too advanced, such as fifth-class climbing in its various forms and expeditionary climbing.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part 1: Mountaineering
1. Introduction
Who's It For?
2. Let's Go Climbing Together
Get Your Head Ready
Get Your Skills Ready
Fast and Light
Get Your Body Ready
Get Your Gear Ready
Get Started
Base Camp
The Alpine Start
The Approach
The Climb
Onto the Rock
Retreat
Be Resourceful
Be Tough
Have Fun
Part 2: The Approach
3. Moving Fast on the Trail
On the Approach
On the Climb
4. Wilderness Navigation
Navigation with Maps
Handy Navigation Features
Resorting to Your Compass
Altimeters
New-School Mapping
GPS and UTM
Estimating Travel Time
Lost
Another Way of Navigating
5. Mountain Hazards
Rockfall and Icefall
Rain
River Crossings
Lightning
Avalanche
Altitude
Heat and Cold
Sun and UV
6. Mountain Weather
What You Already Know
Clouding the Picture
When Weather Gets a Lift
Climatology
Predicting Mountain Weather Using Local Observations
Lifting the Fog
7. The Alpine Start
Why Start Early
Morning Begins at Sundown
Turning Off the Lights
The Dread Bivouac
Part 3: Rock
8. Climb Rating Systems
Climb with Class
The YDS
Ice with That?
Making the Grade
What Does All This Mean to Mountaineers?
9. Your Climbing Rope
The Basics
Single, Half, Twin
What Specs Are Unimportant?
What Specs Matter?
Recommendations for Mountaineering Ropes
Handling and Caring for Your Rope
10. Equipment for Rock Climbing
Climbing Harness
Belay/Rappel Brakes
Helmet
Carabiners
Runners and Slings
Cordelette
Protection Hardware
Nut Tool
Rap Ring
Knife
11. Climbing Forces
Physics 001
Static Forces
Dynamic Forces and Leader Falls
Real-World Influences on Fall Forces
Strength of Safety-System Components
Force Multiplication
12. Anchors
Tying In
Simple Anchors
Complex Anchors
What's a Mountaineer to Do?
13. Rappelling
Get Connected
Rappel Anchors
Getting Started
Joining Two Ropes for Rappelling
Final Preparations
Self-Belay While Rappelling
Cast Off
As You Alight
Last Is Best
Freeing a Stuck Rope
14. Climbing on Rock
Preliminaries
Belaying the Leader
Leading
Climbing
Placing Pro
Belaying the Second
Seconding
Changeover
Moving Fast on Rock
Part 4: Snow and Ice
15. Equipment for Snow and Ice Climbing
Mountaineering Ax
Crampons
Snowshoes
Trekking Poles
Pulkke
Goggles
Shovel
Protection Hardware and Personal Gear
16. Climbing Snow and Ice
Ascending Snow
Crampon Techniques
Mountaineering Ax Techniques
Descending
Roped Travel on Snow
Climbing with Protection
Moving Fast on Snow
Climbing Ice
Part 5: Base Camp Basics
17. Lightweight Mountaineering
Step Lightly
18. Equipment for Base Camp
Boots and Shoes
Backpacks
Clothing Systems
Shelter Systems
Sleeping Systems
Fuel and Stoves
Ten Essentials Rethought for Mountaineering
First-Aid Kit
Non-Essentials
Ten Essentials for Cooking
Water Purification
19. Performance Nutrition for Mountaineers
Calorie Consumption
Partial Repletion Is Best
Hydration
Electrolyte Repletion
Calories on the Go
Throwing Fat on the Fire
Protein--You Eat What You Are
Reality Nutrition and Altitude
A Dog's Breakfast
Nutrition on the Go
Get Started as Soon as You Stop
Repletion Starts with Water
Then Total Calories
Reality Dining--Again
Catching Up on Electrolytes
Nutritional Supplements
Sports Supplements
Vegetarian Mountaineers
20. Training for Mountaineering
Follow the Training Advice of German Existentialist
Philosophers
VO2max--The Measure of Aerobic Fitness
Percentage of VO2max--The Measure of Your Personal Aerobic Exercise Intensity
Heart Rate--The Measure for Most of Us
How Long Does Training Take?
At What Intensity Should I Train?
What Aerobic Exercises Work for Mountaineers?
Strength Training
Persistence
Mental Training
21. Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness First-Aid Instruction
First-Aid Kit
Shocking
Takeaway Example
Psychological First Aid
22. Protecting the Natural Environment
Leave No Trace
Access
Be Like Ed
Part 6: Advanced Techniques
23. Lightweight Ropes
Rappelling
Belaying the Leader on a Thin Rope
Belaying the Second
Releasing an Autoblock
24. Roped Parties
Simul-Climbing
Fixed Ropes
Rappelling by a Group
25. Self-Rescue
Think Ahead
Plan Your Escape
Ascending
Pulley Systems
Assisted Descending
Evacuation
26. Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue
How They Get That Way
Organizing the Rope Team
Off We Go
Safe Camping
When Luck Runs Out
Part 7: The Human Dimensions of Mountaineering
27. Human Factors and Not Technical Factors?
Risk Management and Decision Making
Controlling Fear
Leadership
Emergency Response
28. Why Do We Do It?
Travel Solo
Travel with Charlie
Appendix A. Additional Skills
Appendix B. Resources
Appendix C. Glossary
Index

Portrait

Craig Connally is in his third decade of mountaineering, ski mountaineering, and climbing rock and ice. He climbs with instructors and guides and has mentored beginning climbers. A contributor to the Sierra Club's Leader Reference Book, he has given presentations on GPS, ski mountaineering, avalanche avoidance and rescue, map and compass use, and other trekking and mountaineering topics. An engineering manager in the entertainment industry, he brings an analytical eye and a clear and entertaining writing style to this handbook of mountaineering. Hometown: Alhambra, CA
EAN: 9780071430104
ISBN: 0071430105
Untertitel: Modern Tools and Techniques That Will Take You to the Top. 175ill. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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