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Scott Schell is a certified AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide and has guided extensively throughout the United States, including Alaska, as well as in Canada and Europe. An avid ski mountaineer, Scott has been involved in avalanche and guiding education as an instructor and trainer for AIARE and a former AMGA ski discipline instructor. As the former manager of Pro Ski Service in Seattle, he saw the need for a ski mountaineering book that would provide a comprehensive source for the backcountry skier. While toting his cameras throughout North America and Europe, Scott has captured many memorable and compelling images through the trained eye of both a photographer and mountain guide. To learn more about Scott's work, please visit www .schellphoto.com. Scott's passion for ski mountaineering, alpine climbing and the outdoors is only surpassed by his affection for his longtime partner, Margaret.
Margaret Wheeler is a ski, alpine, and rock climbing guide who has led trips throughout Europe and North America. An active member of the guiding community, she is an instructor of guide training for the AMGA and serves on its board of directors. She is involved in avalanche education through her work as an AIARE instructor and trainer. In the development of her ski mountaineering career, Margaret has been a member of several women's expeditions pioneering first ski descents in India and the Altai mountains of Mongolia. In 2006, she became the second woman in the United States to complete her IFMGA/UIAGM certification. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Dartmouth College and a master's in mechanical engineering from University of Washington. When she's not in the mountains, Margaret works part-time for a Seattle-based engineering fi rm, and lives in Snoqualmie, Washington, with her long-time squeeze, Scott.
I think this book does a good job of covering the basics. My main complaint is that is spends too much time covering simple concepts and ideas while providing too little detail w/... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris A Glover
This is an excellent supplement to the seminal book on Avalanches - Bruce Tremper's "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" (buy the second edition of Tremper's book). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Galibier_Numero_Un
The book was brief and as definitive as could be done in the given length. I thought systems approach to rescue was a little too brief and the outlines in imagery were less than... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nick
Great tool for anyone wanting to gain valuable knowledge about backcountry skiing/mountaineeringPublished 10 months ago by Ben Zavora
Good information to know if your are going to get into backcountry and especially if you want to do it safely. Read morePublished 11 months ago by charlee
This is a book for people new to the sport or experience backcountry travelers! It covers gear to planning to intro to Avi.Published 16 months ago by Tiffany Love-Chezem
Comprehensive and clear handbook on exploring the backcountry on skies from beginner to advanced skier, telemark and alpine. Cover both equipment and best practices.Published 18 months ago by Joel