Mountaineering The Freedom Of The Hills

Author: The Mountaineers
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594854084
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"If there is only one 'how to' book to read for the aspirant and expert alike, it is Freedom of the Hills. In fact, it is fair to say that Freedom is the definitive guide to mountains and climbing and has influenced pretty much every climber." -- Conrad Anker * 50th anniversary edition of the title considered "bible" of climbing * With nearly 1 million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title * Printed on 100% recycled paper Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition -- it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than 40 experts -- all active climbers and climbing educators -- reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolutions in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.

Elevate Your Life

Author: Dr. R. Heard
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490852425
Size: 16.77 MB
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"And God RAISED US UP with Christ and seated us with Him in the HEAVENLY realms in Christ Jesus..." (Ephesians 2:6 NIV). When we are 'in' Christ, He takes us places we could never dream of going on our own. In his latest book, Dr. Heard shares valuable insights and principles based on Ephesians 2:6-7. Using this powerful passage as "base camp," Elevate Your Life is a practical instruction manual for your journey to new heights, plus an in-depth study of the twelve spiritual dimensions that must be conquered to experience continual elevation. Get ready for the climb of your life!

John Clarke

Author: Lisa Baile
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 1550176501
Size: 34.36 MB
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Clarke had no interest in “trophy climbs” and never did ascend many of BC’s highest peaks. On the other hand, he explored more virgin territory and racked up more first ascents than any other climber—perhaps more than any climber who ever lived. Although he came to be honoured far and wide and is one of the few mountaineers to be awarded the Order of Canada, he was a modest man who pursued his passion without fanfare, frequently embarking on gruelling expeditions into unknown territory by himself. His reputation spread and grew to legendary proportions, not just owing to the prodigious scale of his achievements, but because of the way he carried them out—he travelled light and scorned technology, wearing cotton long johns and eating homemade granola. He dedicated his life to exploring the numberless, nameless peaks of the Coast Range and worked at odd jobs just long enough to pay for the next season’s climbing. He was charismatic and famously attractive to women, but none were able to compete with his first love and he didn’t marry until he was almost fifty. Always a popular lecturer, in his later years he devoted his considerable energies to the cause of environmental education. After he succumbed to cancer in 2003, the BC government named Mount John Clarke in his honour—fitting recognition for the man who had himself named many BC mountains. John Clarke: Explorer of the Coast Mountains covers this remarkable life from beginning to end, examining Clarke through his own words and pictures as well as through the words of his many friends. All agree it was an honour to have known him, and readers will find it equally inspiring to meet him through these pages.

Climbing Colorado S Mountains

Author: Susan Joy Paul
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014366
Size: 46.88 MB
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Climbing Colorado’s Mountains covers 100 peaks in Colorado across a range of abilities, including 12ers, 13ers, and 14ers. This guide includes detailed hike and climb descriptions, miles and maps, and color photos with ascent and descent routes for the most popular peaks in the state. Climbing descriptions also include history, local trivia, and trailhead GPS coordinates.

Basic Tent Camping

Author: Frazier M. Douglass IV
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149177942X
Size: 18.69 MB
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Many non-campers hold irrational fears that tent camping is an uncomfortable and even dangerous activity. But author Frazier Douglass knows from experience that living in a public campground several days or weeks can be a very safe and comfortable experience. In Basic Tent Camping, Douglass offers a host of information about this popular recreational activity. Major topics include: • detailed information about tents, sleeping bags, ropes, hatchets, lights, ice chests, kitchen gear, and other items; • compressible, fast-drying garments that can be worn separately in hot weather and layered to provide warmth in cool weather; • how to perform variety of camping tasks such as setting up kitchen tarps that provide shade and storm protection, hanging hammocks, and battening down before bedtime; • dozens of simple, but delicious meal suggestions that can be easily prepared on a campfire or small camp stove; • how to plan basic tent camping trips to popular state and federal campgrounds during the peak summer camping season; • information about the history of tent camping and current ethical guidelines; • misconceptions and controversies related to basic tent camping; and • how to care for each piece of camping equipment to extend its lifetime. A valuable resource for both novice and veteran campers, Basic Tent Camping details a fresh approach to basic tent camping that emphasizes comfort and convenience.

The Comprehensive Guide To Wilderness First Aid

Author: Clifton Castleman, WEMT
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105188949
Size: 61.13 MB
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Basic and in depth information on the recognization, treatment and management of common injuries and illness that may occur in the wilderness.

The Backpacker S Handbook 4th Edition

Author: Chris Townsend
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007175489X
Size: 39.73 MB
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What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere." --Backpack (UK) "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense." --Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)