Accidents in North American Mountaineering 2004

Author: American Alpine Club
Publisher: Amer Alpine Club
ISBN: 0930410963
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Reference

Provides summary accounts of mountaineering accidents reported in 2003, arranged by province and state, followed by statistical tables and a listing of mountain rescue units in North America.

Accidents in North American Climbing 2018

Author: The American Alpine Club
Publisher: The American Alpine Club
ISBN: 9780999855638
Release Date: 2018-08-30
Genre:

THE CLIFFS AND MOUNTAINS WE LOVE CAN BE UNFORGIVING. READ ACCIDENTS IN NORTH AMERICAN CLIMBING TO LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS, SO YOU CAN CLIMB AGAIN TOMORROW. Published annually by the American Alpine Club, Accidents in North American Climbing reports on each year’s most significant and educational climbing accidents. In each case, rangers, rescuers, and other experts analyze what went wrong, helping climbers prevent or survive similar situations in the future. In-depth articles cover more topics, including safety tips for 4th-class climbing, first aid for avalanche victims and lower leg injuries, and much more.

Accidents in North American Mountaineering

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 1933056029
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Mountaineering accidents

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.

Accidents in North American Mountaineering 2016

Author: American Alpine Club
Publisher:
ISBN: 1933056932
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Since 1948, the American Alpine Club has documented the year's most teachable climbing accidents, providing invaluable lessons to climbers. In Accidents in North American Mountaineering, each significant incident is analyzed so climbers can avoid similar situations in the future.

Touching the Void

Author: Joe Simpson
Publisher: Direct Authors
ISBN: 9780957519305
Release Date: 2012-12-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.

Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow

Author: Maria Coffey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429977425
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Without risk, say mountaineers, there would be none of the self-knowledge that comes from pushing life to its extremes. For them, perhaps, it is worth the cost. But when tragedy strikes, what happens to the people left behind? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude risk-taker? What is life like in the shadow of the mountain? Such questions have long been taboo in the world of mountaineering. Now, the spouses, parents and children of internationally renowned climbers finally break their silence, speaking out about the dark side of adventure. Maria Coffey confronted one of the harshest realities of mountaineering when her partner Joe Tasker disappeared on the Northeast Ridge of Everest in 1982. In Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow, Coffey offers an intimate portrait of adventure and the conflicting beauty, passion, and devastation of this alluring obsession. Through interviews with the world's top climbers, or their widows and families-Jim Wickwire, Conrad Anker, Lynn Hill, Joe Simpson, Chris Bonington, Ed Viesturs, Anatoli Boukreev, Alex Lowe, and many others-she explores what compels men and women to give their lives to the high mountains. She asks why, despite the countless tragedies, the world continues to laud their exploits. With an insider's understanding, Coffey reveals the consequences of loving people who pursue such risk-the exhilarating highs and inevitable lows, the stress of long separations, the constant threat of bereavement, and the lives shattered in the wake of climbing accidents. Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow is a powerful, affecting and important book that exposes the far reaching personal costs of extreme adventure.

Accidents in North American Mountaineering 2005

Author: American Alpine Club
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 093041098X
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.

Accidents Na Mountaineering 2018

Author: American Alpine Club
Publisher:
ISBN: 0999855611
Release Date: 2018-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Detailed accounts and in-depth analysis of rock climbing and mountaineering accidents* Beginners and expert climbers alike rely on the stories and analysis in Accidents to become safer climbers.* This year's in-depth "Know the Ropes" section explains how to travel safely on 3rd-class, 4th-class, and low 5th-class terrain on the mountains and at the crags.* "Essentials" articles offer focused how-to advice throughout the book.Every year, novice climbers and experts are injured or killed by inadequate preparation and errors in judgment. Since 1948, the American Alpine Club has documented the year's most teachable climbing accidents, providing invaluable lessons to climbers. In Accidents in North American Climbing, each significant incident is carefully analyzed so climbers can avoid similar situations in the future.

Rock Climbing 2nd Edition

Author: Topher Donahoe
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594858635
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

• Approximately 35 new techniques, safety considerations, and subjects • National Outdoor Book Award winner in first edition • First edition of this popular title has sold 50,000 copies Thousands of rock climbers have learned the sport using Craig Luebben’s seminal and bestselling text, Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills. Now Craig’s friend and fellow climber Topher Donahue brings the content up to current standards and includes technological advances, while preserving Craig’s comprehensive approach. An award-winning climber in his own right, Topher uses his writing and photography skills to simplify the complex world of modern climbing technique and reveals the thought process behind safe and practical climbing methods. This second edition includes European climbing techniques that offer alternatives to those traditionally taught in North America. Topher has also incorporated new lessons derived from accidents due, in part, to the increased popularity of climbing. Also found in this edition: • Over 10,000 more words and 125 more photos • Three never-before-published techniques: Adjustable Hitch, High Friction Tubes, and Bight Method • Detailed technical updates throughout • New distinction between “anchor” (a group of placements, pieces, or bolts used at the end of a pitch or for top rope or rappel setup) and “placement” or “piece” (individual cams, nuts, etc., used in groups to make an anchor or used individually as protection on a pitch)

Spies in the Himalayas

Author: M. S. Kohli
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015056676730
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Spies in the Himalayas chronicles for the first time the details of these expeditions sanctioned by U.S. and Indian intelligence, telling the story of clandestine climbs and hair-raising exploits. Led by legendary Indian mountaineer Mohan S. Kohli, conqueror of Everest, the mission was beset by hazardous climbs, weather delays, aborted attempts, and even missing radioactive materials that may or may not still pose contamination threat to Indian rivers.

High Crimes

Author: Michael Kodas
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781401395414
Release Date: 2008-02-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

High Crimes is journalist Michael Kodas's gripping account of life on top of the world--where man is every bit as deadly as Mother Nature. In the years following the publication of Into Thin Air, much has changed on Mount Everest. Among all the books documenting the glorious adventures in mountains around the world, none details how the recent infusion of wealthy climbers is drawing crime to the highest place on the planet. The change is caused both by a tremendous boom in traffic, and a new class of parasitic and predatory adventurer. It's likely that Jon Krakauer would not recognize the camps that he visited on Mount Everest almost a decade ago. This book takes readers on a harrowing tour of the criminal underworld on the slopes of the world's most majestic mountain. High Crimes describes two major expeditions: the tragic story of Nils Antezana, a climber who died on Everest after he was abandoned by his guide; as well as the author's own story of his participation in the Connecticut Everest Expedition, guided by George Dijmarescu and his wife and climbing partner, Lhakpa Sherpa. Dijmarescu, who at first seemed well-intentioned and charming, turned increasingly hostile to his own wife, as well as to the author and the other women on the team. By the end of the expedition, the three women could not travel unaccompanied in base camp due to the threat of violence. Those that tried to stand against the violence and theft found that the worst of the intimidation had followed them home to Connecticut. Beatings, thefts, drugs, prostitution, coercion, threats, and abandonment on the highest slopes of Everest and other mountains have become the rule rather than the exception. Kodas describes many such experiences, and explores the larger issues these stories raise with thriller-like intensity.

The Himalayan Database

Author: Elizabeth Hawley
Publisher: Amer Alpine Club
ISBN: 0930410998
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The historical archives of Elizabeth Hawley-for more than 40 years the meticulous chronicler of mountaineering expeditions in Nepal-are now available on this searchable CD.