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Manual of ski mountaineering

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Sierra Club; 3rd edition (1962)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007F8QDQ
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,250,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By T.A.L. Dozer VINE VOICE on June 27, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Mountain Warfare: Lessons Learned in Combat

The "Manual of Ski Mountaineering: Mountain and Cold-Weather Techniques for all Seasons" edited by David Brower is compilation of related techniques and procedures from a handful of members from the Sierra Club's Winter Sports Committee. This manual was initially published in 1942 to aid military combat climbers during World War II. As the war continued the manual was continuously expanded and updated with the most current and relevant lessons learned from combat operations and battles from locations like the North Apeninnes, Lake Garda Alps, Julian Alps, the Dolomites and Mont Blanc massif. With each additional update the book provided substantial revisions. By the second edition combat experience from the 10th mountain division was incorporated and by 1961 contributions from the experiences of ski mountaineers from all over the world. Although this book has not been updated in many years, it still provides many "gold nuggets" of information not found in other and newer publications. Even though this book is dated, and equipment, techniques and procedures have advanced significantly, this book is still relevant to understanding the historical development of military mountain operations and the evolution of recreational mountain climbing and skiing that was born out of these combat experiences of World War II.
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Format: Paperback
This is a reprint of a collection of atricles written by the Sierra Club in the ealry 1940's. While it is of interest historicaly it is not of great value for the modern ski mountaineer.
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Format: Paperback
Mountain Warfare: Lessons Learned in Combat

The "Manual of Ski Mountaineering: Mountain and Cold-Weather Techniques for all Seasons" edited by David Brower is compilation of related techniques and procedures from a handful of members from the Sierra Club's Winter Sports Committee. This manual was initially published in 1942 to aid military combat climbers during World War II. As the war continued the manual was continuously expanded and updated with the most current and relevant lessons learned from combat operations and battles from locations like the North Apeninnes, Lake Garda Alps, Julian Alps, the Dolomites and Mont Blanc massif. With each additional update the book provided substantial revisions. By the second edition combat experience from the 10th mountain division was incorporated and by 1961 contributions from the experiences of ski mountaineers from all over the world. Although this book has not been updated in many years, it still provides many "gold nuggets" of information not found in other and newer publications. Even though this book is dated, and equipment, techniques and procedures have advanced significantly, this book is still relevant to understanding the historical development of military mountain operations and the evolution of recreational mountain climbing and skiing that was born out of these combat experiences of World War II.
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It's very nice to be able to get copies of these old books. Even if the equipment has changed, the fundamentals reman the same and they are well worth engraining into your head.
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