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The Climber's Handbook Hardcover – March 12, 1987

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The Climber's Handbook provides the basics of rock and ice climbing, Alpine mountaineering, and Himalayan-style expeditions in an attractively packaged, relatively short volume. The three British authors (Ron Fawcett, Paul Nunn, and Alan Rouse, who was killed last year) and one American (Jeff Lowe) are all experienced and widely respected. Each section of the four begins with history, covers equipment and technique, and concludes with a general discussion. The Handbook is generously illustrated. The index is adequate, but be advised of the European orientation, e.g., abseil for rappel, karabiner for carabiner. There are useful ratings charts for British, U.S., and French climbs. Recommended for comprehensive collections. Thomas K. Fry, UCLA Libs.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sierra Club Books; 1st edition (March 12, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871567024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871567024
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,382,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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this book shows and tells much on the exciting sport of mountaineering. without sugarcoating it one bit,,,it takes you from the basics up into a review of what is involved with a full "expedition",,,an excellent starter book for the potential enthusiast.
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