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Allen & Mike are back with totally updated information and first-hand advice for all aspects of backcountry skiing and winter camping. Learn how to choose the right equipment, avoid hazards such as avalanches and extreme cold, build snow shelters, and have fun while staying safe and minimizing the impact on the wilderness.
These two National Outdoor Leadership School instructors offer lots of tried-and-true tricks and useful tips drawn from years of experience.
The material is easy to understand and accompanied by hundreds of entertaining illustrations by renowned illustrator Mike Clelland!
Allen O'Bannon grew up in Portland, Oregon and while he dabbled a little in skiing and winter camping in the Cascades of Oregon it was really upon moving to the mountains of Wyoming and Idaho at the end of the ‘80’s that he began what has become a life long passion. Allen has worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School since 1987 and spent four seasons working for the United States Antarctic Program. He prefers cold to heat and is miserable at the thought of global warming. He would love some cold weather consulting work.
I also recommend their telemark skiing book.
Having very little experience in the back country this is a great book for someone to read so they will be prepared to expect just about any and every situation.
Clellands cartoon illustrations scattered throughout the book are helpful in understanding the text.
They definitely know what they are talking about, and very funny reading to! Simply love it!Published 22 days ago by Jakob Hjuler Christensen
Very comprehensive and easy to read, geared toward telemark and randonee skiers interested in extended back-country tours. Whimsical and simple, but very informational. Great book!Published 23 days ago by Mike Savan
The book was in great condition, and the contents are amazing as well! The authors make reading this book so fun, and I have learned so much already.Published 1 month ago by Megan Wirth
I know Mike C. and his books reflect years of accumulated backcountry technique and wisdom.Published 1 month ago by John Thompson
great book easy to read even an expert can learn easy things to improve your experience in the back country. recommendable.Published 9 months ago by Juan
Having very little experience in the back country this is a great book for someone to read so they will be prepared to expect just about any and every situation.Published 11 months ago by Paul J. Cosenza
These guys are the best, very user friendly and excellent information. I also recommend their telemark skiing book. Love it!Published 12 months ago by Don Donaldson
This is a awesome book It has a bunch of great information. I learned so much on what to wear and what to do in winter camping.Published 12 months ago by gchild
This book is pretty great. It is quite detailed with those little best practice nuances and gotchas as well as plain and simple practical comfort advice. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brent N.