This annual handbook offers detailed reports on climbing accidents that occurred in the United States and Canada in 2005. It covers mountaineering accidents from Denali to Yosemite Produced jointly by the Safety Committees of the American Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of Canada, Accidents in North American Mountaineering details what happened and analyses what went wrong in each situation to give mountaineers the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. It is a tale-telling book relied on by climbers of all levels.
Author: American Alpine Club
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2005-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This annual investigative handbook offers detailed reports on climbing accidents that occurred in the United States and Canada in 2004. Produced jointly by the Safety Committees of the American Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of Canada, Accidents in North American Mountaineering details what happened and analyzes what went wrong in each situation to give mountaineers the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.
In an all-new compendium of travel tales, the Outside magazine columnist, explorer, and author of The Hard Way presents accounts of his true-life adventures and experiences in the farthest corners of the globe.
CLICK HERE to download the chapter called, "Anchor Basics" from Rock Climbing Anchors (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "Climbing anchors allow climbers to safely defy gravity. Solid anchors and proper rope techniques can prevent a fall from turning into a catastrophe, while bad anchors are an accident waiting to happen," says certified guide Craig Luebben, who invented his own type of climbing protection, the Big Bro. Since then, he taught rock climbing to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the United States. He distills more than twenty-five years of experience into Rock Climbing Anchors. This entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series, for intermediate-to-advanced climbers, presents modern anchoring ideas and techniques for top-roping, rappelling, sport climbing, traditional rock climbing, and mountaineering-all in one comprehensive guide. Luebben covers the finer points of all types of commonly used anchors: removable anchors including hexes, wired nuts, tri-cams, expanding wedges, expandable tubes, and cams; natural anchors such as trees and boulders; and fixed anchors like bolts and pitons. Photos show a variety of gear placements, accompanied by discussion of the pros and cons of each.
Author: Carol Hampson
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
He climbed, only to let go—and now she must follow ... Shockwaves had already reached the rock-climbing community when Carol was awakened in the night with the news of her son’s death. Chris Hampson—a well-known climber whose grace, warmth, commitment, and Zen-like focus inspired many friends—had fallen to his death in Yosemite National Park. This moving memoir tells how a mother, seeking to understand her son’s passion and confronting deep questions of mortal life, learns to climb up from despair. She had always believed that to encourage her children’s freedom was the greatest gift she could give. But now that belief is shaken. Grasping for ground, struggling to accept his passing, she discovers a remarkable truth: love transcends time and space. You never really lose who you love. The first anniversary of Chris’s death is marked by Carol’s pilgrimage to Yosemite where, among perennial climbers and granite gods, she scatters his ashes and begins to release him.
"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.
Buddha in Kalifornien Zusammen mit dem Dichter und Zenbuddhisten Japhy Ryder begibt sich der temperamentvolle junge Schriftsteller Ray Smith auf eine berauschende Reise: von den Partys und Poetry Sessions in San Francisco bis in die einsamen Höhen der High Sierras – immer auf der Suche nach einem intensiven, sinnerfüllten Leben. Kerouac, der gefeierte Autor der Beat Generation, verfasste mit diesem Buch das literarische Dokument einer Jugend, die für sich die Natur neu entdeckte und die Fesseln der zivilisatorischen Annehmlichkeiten abzuwerfen bereit war. «In Kerouacs brillanten Naturbeschreibungen liegt eine berauschende Kraft und Originalität.» (The New York Times Book Review)