Rock Climbing

Author: Libby Peter
Publisher:
ISBN: 0954151119
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Rock climbing

The official instructional guide for rock climbers. A reference tool for those who wish to climb, instruct, coach and lead.

Rock Climbing

Author: Libby Peter
Publisher: Mountain Training UK
ISBN: 095415116X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Packed with essential information and techniques, this handbook is split into sections including all aspects of single and multi-pitch climbing; bouldering and movement skills; scrambling; descending from climbs, etc. It also covers the climbing environment, its history and development.

Winter Skills

Author: Andy Cunningham
Publisher:
ISBN: 0954151135
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Genre: Mountaineering

Written by a mountain guide and a mountaineering instructor, this book's functional design with easy-reference, colour-coded pages and full colour images make it an indispensable guide to the skills required for winter walking and climbing.

Navigation in the Mountains

Author: Carlo Forte
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 9780954151188
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Navigation in the Mountains - The Definitive Guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders is the official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes. Packed with essential information and techniques, this handbook is split into sections including: all aspects of mountain navigation; the additional techniques required in winter; adaptations in navigation techniques for use overseas; the use of GPS; digital mapping; and the teaching of navigation. This book is the reference tool for all walkers who wish to maintain or improve their navigation techniques as well as containing specific ideas for anyone wanting to help teach and lead others. Its functional design with easy reference colour coded pages, striking illustrations that complement the text and inspiring photographs make this book an indispensable guide. It is the fourth in a series of manuals and has been written and compiled by Carlo Forte, the Chief Instructor at the National Mountain Centre, Plas y Brenin, and it is published by Mountain Training UK.

Hill Walking

Author: Steve Long
Publisher: Mountain Training Trust
ISBN: 0954151100
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Mountaineering

Electric Wiring: Domestic offers a practical guide to home wiring to professional standards. This makes it useful for serious DIY work, especially for letting or resale and for non-electricians undertaking the wiring work involved in plumbing, central heating, security alarms, television and aerial installation, and telephone installation.

Hillwalking

Author: Steve Long
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 9780993033704
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Hillwalking is an indispensable guide to the skills required for summer hill walking and is a major reference book for those who wish to lead groups in the UK and Ireland. It is the official handbook for Mountain Training's walking schemes. This fully updated third edition covers every aspect of walking in the hills, from clothing and equipment to access and the environment. It also covers camping, route finding and navigation, the weather, party management, hazards and risk management, and incidents and first aid. The book contains new information about access to the hills and advice for leaders working with people with disabilities. The navigation section has also been expanded to include major updates about digital mapping and GPS devices in this increasingly technological age. Written by International Mountain Guide Steve Long with contributions from staff at the National Mountaineering Centre Plas y Brenin, Hillwalking is endorsed by the British Mountaineering Council, Mountaineering Council of Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland. The publisher, Mountain Training, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and currently oversees 13 skills and leadership schemes in walking, climbing and mountaineering.

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)

Rock Climbing The AMGA Single Pitch Manual

Author: Bob Gaines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493009626
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual is intended to serve as a textbook for past and furture participants of the AMGA SPI program. The book more specifically address the needs of the professional cilmbing instructor and advanced recreational climbers. It presents the most current, internationally recognized standards for technical climbing systems used in single pitch rock terrain. Included are chapters on effective teaching in the outdoor environment, risk management, professionalism, environmental awareness, and rescue

Unjustifiable Risk

Author: Simon Thompson
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781849653787
Release Date: 2011-07-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take 'unjustifiable' risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment.

International Mountain Trekking

Author: Plas y Brenin (Wales) National Mountain Centre
Publisher: Mountain Training UK
ISBN: 0954151178
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Written by the team that train International Mountain Leaders, this is the definitive and comprehensive textbook on how to go trekking in mountains around the world. It covers every aspect of trekking: planning, travelling, accommodation, in-country support, the environment, staying healthy, dealing with problems, altitude, navigation, weather and hazards such as rivers, rocky ground and snow.

Climbing Self rescue

Author: Andy Tyson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 089886772X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation

* Climbing self-rescue procedures for teams of two - the most common climbing party size * Techniques equally effective on rock, snow, and ice * Utilizes gear climbers already carry in their rack* Includes 40 one-page rescue scenarios and solutions for climbing accident analysisThe rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You've wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In Climbing: Self Rescue, two long-time climbing instructors and guides teach how to improvise your own solutions, calling for outside help only when necessary. Because few climbers carry fancy (and expensive) search and rescue gear, all skills taught in this book use the items typically found on a climbing rack: rope, carabiners, slings, and cord. Text, illustrations, and photos explain knots, belaying and hauling systems, rappelling, ascension, passing knots, how to safely assist and rig an injured climber, and more. Roughly half of the book is devoted to real-life climbing scenarios and solutions ranging from moderate to severe. Because real-life situations rarely unfold as they do in practice, Climbing Self-Rescue teaches how to analyze and improvise your way out of a crisis.

Rock Climbing for Instructors

Author: Alun Richardson
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 1861264224
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Rock climbing is an exhilarating and spectacular sport that is attracting more people than ever before. This book is written for those climbers starting out on their instructing career. It contains the ideas and information that should smooth their path into the world of instructing and guiding. However, it is also for climbers wanting to improve their skills and gain from the author's knowledge and experience of climbing and instructing.

The Handbook of Climbing

Author: Allen Fyffe
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 0720720540
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is a climbing handbook, encompassing the history of the sport, the equipment needed, acquisition of skills, rescue, winter and alpine climbing and hillwalking. It describes the principles and methods of movement on rock, snow and ice, and the correct use of equipment and forms of protection. In many cases a variety of relevant techniques are detailed to allow the reader to select the system appropiate to his individual needs. All the techniques of modern climbing are covered, from those required on road-side crags to those needed on the more ambitious ascents of major mountains and faces. The text is accompanied by photographs and drawings.

Indoor Climbing

Author: Pete Hill
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781849658584
Release Date: 2013-02-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

An instructional guidebook to all the skills and equipment for indoor climbing, dry tooling and bouldering, this book is invaluable for beginners and instructors on CWA, CWLA and NICAS schemes, and also for climbers wanting to increase their technical knowledge to enjoy their climbing wall experience to the max, written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors. Indoor climbing, in all of its forms, has a huge following. Whether it is being used for training, teaching or fun, it is here to stay. This book covers all aspects with full coverage of the basics alongside detailed information and suggestions for supervisors and instructors. Equipment, warming up, bouldering, bottom roping, leading, top roping and abseiling are all included. Dry tooling has also begun to find a niche in the repertoire of many climbing centres. Having the right equipment and knowing the basic techniques for a successful session are essential, and this book will tell you all you need to do so. The author has drawn on many years' climbing, route setting and teaching experience and used the skills and experience of many of the UK's top climbing facilities and their staff to produce an indispensable book for any indoor climber.

The Self coached Climber

Author: Dan Hague
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811733397
Release Date: 2006-02-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A dynamic package of training material from a pair of expert coaches, The Self-Coached Climber offers comprehensive instruction, from the basics of gripping holds to specific guidelines for developing a customized improvement plan. Hague and Hunter base their methods on the four fundamental components of all human movement--balance, force, time, and space--and explain how to apply these principles to achieve efficient results. The DVD presents live demonstrations of training exercises and features an original documentary of a 5.14a/b redpoint attempt by Adam Stack and Chris Lindner. Self-Coached Climber was named a finalist in the Mountain Exposition Category at the 2007 Banff Mountain Festival.