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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.
I would also highly recommend An Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue if you plan to do any glacier travel.
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 7 months ago by Brent N.
Awesome perfect and all dem utter good words. Seriously the service was excellent and the product it fantastic. Read more
Great One!!!! Following book has met fully our satisfaction, we are going to order more books. Thank You. Sincerely ZanPublished 16 months ago by Zaneta Rejfkova
My reason for not rating the book any higher is that I was expecting a more advanced level of instruction. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dennis Korte Christensen
Found this gem at a thrift store and was wondering if there was an updated edition. Awesome book with loads of useful information and helpful hints from guys with lots of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by PowderDay
Sure most of this was in the first edition, but the updates were great. I always learn from reviewing this book.Published 20 months ago by phillip
This book isn't going to be for everyone. Just take a look at most of the books out there about outdoor sports. Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by Ben
This is a must read for anyone looking to hone their 4th season backpacking skills; as an experienced winter backcountry traveler I grabbed this title to tickle my imagination -... Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by PDX Nerd