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Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing Paperback – January 1, 1996


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers; 1st Ed. edition (January 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898864461
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898864465
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,222,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By killis howard on February 22, 2002
Format: Paperback
Jeff Lowe's earlier book, the Ice Experience, was a companion text to Yvon Choinard's Climbing Ice, and those two formed the vast majority of the printed information on technical ice climbing for several decades. Now his new book eclipses everything else on the market for its scope, practicality, and good looks (the photos are one of the highlights of the book).
Buy this one if you have any serious or casual interest in the subject; the others pale in comparison.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "wiregate" on February 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
Jeff Lowe's Ice World is a must have for any ice climber. His in depth descriptions of classic techniques as well as insight into skills that helped him put up incredible mixed routes are all detailed in easy to read language.
The vivid photography really brings Lowe's instruction to life. This book is one of the best climbing reads out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "krakow" on April 6, 2000
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Read a few Ice-Climbing books, but found this to be the best of the lot in that it touches all the aspects of Ice-climbing- Equipment, Technique, Attitude, Ratings, all illustrated with good photos & tables. The order of presentation could be changed though, IMHO i.e technical stuff first
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "drgravity" on February 16, 2001
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Jeff Lowe did a wonderfull job explaining the climbing techniques and reasons behind the technique. The knowledge in the book range from basic crampon technique to desparate overhanging dry tooling. All that is completed by excellent story of the frozen world
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