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41. The White Spider
42. Technical Rescue Riggers Guide
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43. Ski En Los Andes Sur/sky In The
44. Wilderness Medicine (Wilderness
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45. High Exposure: An Enduring Passion
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46. Mountain Biking the Hawaiian Islands
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47. Knots & Ropes for Climbers
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48. Pocket Guide to the ADA: Americans
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49. The United States of Appalachia:
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50. Left for Dead: My Journey Home
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51. All Fourteen 8,000ers
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52. Glacier Travel & Crevasse
53. Climber's Guide to North Carolina
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54. Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches
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55. Wilderness Navigation: Finding
56. Rock Jocks, Wall Rats, and Hang
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57. Climbing Self Rescue: Improvising
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58. Sandstone Spine: Seeking the Anasazi
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59. The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes,
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60. The Mountaineering Handbook

41. The White Spider
by Tarcher
Paperback (28 September, 1998)
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Sales Rank: 31340
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars The White Spider
I enjoyed the book and recommend it to all who enjoy the challenges of climbing. The historical account of climbing the north face of the Eiger is quite impressive. The author, having climbed this route, conveys a real sense of the terrain/conditions and the emotions associated with the seriousness of the situations. In the spirit of climbing a route, the author also includes a description of the route for aspiring ones at the end.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, Magnificent Eiger
I love this book, and I love all of the writings of Mr. Harrer.The two Tibet books and this are must reading if you love Mountain books, and if you are interested in Tibet.Another fantastic book to read about the Eiger is The Climb Up To Hell, by Olsen.Mr. Harrer was on the team that made the first successful ascent of the North Face of the Eiger.It is an incredible event, truly one of the most fantastic in the history of mountaineering.I have to laugh sometimes when I see and hear about all the "extreme" sports and athletes, letting us all know how radical they are, using their thousands of dollars of equipment and guides to do these things.Just wait until we can get helicopters to fly higher in thin air, then we'll ALL be able to get to the summits of these mountains and have a beer and a bratwurst.Until then, do yourself a favor and read Mr. Harrer's books.

3-0 out of 5 stars Facing down the North Face of the Eiger
This book details Heinrich Harrer's participation in the first successful ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in the Alps. Harrer goes far beyond simply recounting the story of their 3-day ascent and describes the earlier unsuccessful and often fatal efforts that helped pave the way for their ultimate ascent and several of the subsequent successful and tragic ascents as well. Although written in a somewhat dispassionate manner that may be due to the translation from original German, this book is a very comprehensive description of the story behind the climbs of the Eiger. Worth reading. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Description    2. Description and travel    3. Eiger    4. Eiger (Switzerland)    5. Essays & Travelogues    6. History    7. Mountain Climbing    8. Mountaineering    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Switzerland    12. Travel - Foreign    13. Climbing & mountaineering    14. Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering   


42. Technical Rescue Riggers Guide
by Conterra Inc
Spiral-bound (01 July, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Nice...could be better...
Great diagrams to refresh your memory or make you consider investigating new techniques.But probably not a "field guide" as such due to the paper quality.
5-0 out of 5 stars Technical Rescue Riggers Guide
One of the best, I highly recommend it as a quick refresher. The technology is excellent, and the illustrations clear. Lipke has distilled the material to the essence of what is needed to perform high end rescues.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but...
This is an excellant field refrence guide providing that you have completed a class in rope rescue.Also, the pages are made of paper instead of plastic, which is the norm for Fire / Rescue field guides.Since it is made with paper, it is rendered useless quite quickly in adverse conditions.All in all, only buy this book if you are competent enough to understand the instruction and responsible enough to put it to good use. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Reference    2. Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering    3. Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills    4. Technology / Industrial Health & Safety    5. Emergencies    6. Emergency medical technicians    7. Emergency medicine    8. Methods    9. Mountain Climbing    10. Mountaineering    11. Outdoor Life    12. Paramedical Technician Practice    13. Safety measures    14. Search and rescue operations   


43. Ski En Los Andes Sur/sky In The Southern Andes
by Papers
Hardcover (30 April, 2001)
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Isbn: 9879827139
Sales Rank: 933077
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Subjects:  1. Mountaineering    2. Pictorials    3. Skiing - General    4. South America    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation   


44. Wilderness Medicine (Wilderness Medicine: Management of Wilderness and Environmental Emergencies)
by Mosby
Hardcover (15 February, 2001)
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Isbn: 0323009506
Sales Rank: 585824
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING - a MUST READ for anyone working in the outdoors
As a field geologist, Gulf War veteran and former EMT, I can say that this book is the most comprehensive text I have ever seen regarding outdoor dangers, survival and wilderness medicine.If you work outdoors or spend a lot of time recreating outside, this is a MUST HAVE book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wilderness Medicine
As an RN,Trauma Nurse Specialist, I found this book to be well written and highly informative. With the speed of modern travel it's also a great reference to have for injuries and illnesses that can occur in far away places that one doesn't see often, or ever in your "home" ED. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Allied Health Services - Emergency Medical Services    2. Emergencies    3. Emergency Medicine    4. Environmentally induced diseas    5. Environmentally induced diseases    6. Medical    7. Medical / Nursing    8. Mountaineering injuries    9. Outdoor medical emergencies    10. Recreation    11. Wild Animal And Bird Protection    12. Wildlife    13. Accident & emergency medicine    14. Medical / Emergency Medicine    15. Outdoor survival skills    16. Personal & public health   


45. High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
by Simon & Schuster
Paperback (17 May, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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David Breashears has climbed Mt. Everest four times. For this, he is known as a world-class mountaineer. A lengthy career in documentary filmmaking--including the Imax film, Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Interesting, But Not Gripping
I must agree witht he reviewer who commented about the book being written by committee. The narrative is choppy and lacking not only key details, but also historical background. Because it's an autobiography, I don't necessarily think that it's fair to damn the book for being self-centered; it IS about him. I do feel, however, that the book needs better editing and a bit more self-examination.
3-0 out of 5 stars Written by a Committee
It's an enjoyable, occasionally exciting, read, yet a flawed and problematic work. For one thing, Breashears, who never went beyond high school, and by his own admission isn't much of a writer, had the help of a stable of ghost writers and editors. The book has the feel of having been pasted together by a committee. The narrative often flows, but as often drops away or skips over important points. For example, Breashears mentions a falling out with his friend Geoff Lowe but never tells us why. He seems to accept some blame for his failed marriage - he admits he was seldom home - but gives only a very sketchy account that hints at issues without providing answers. His mountaineering exploits are impressive; sometimes there is ample detail, at other times the narrative just cuts off seemingly in the middle of a story.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Quiet Intelligence
I was prepared for stories of physical prowess, for tales of overcoming the elements and vicious forces of nature, and even for another perspective on the now famous 1996 Everest disaster.What I didn't expect-but found as a wonderful thread throughout this multi-layered and surprising introspective and humble work-is the high level of thoughtfulness and intelligence that Breashears brings to his writing.He isn't afraid to place blame where it belongs, especially if that blame belongs on himself, as he demonstrates as he gradually reveals the deterioration of his marriage.Most men can't do that, especially those who lives routinely depend upon physical capability over emotional vulnerability.Despite his career triumphs and rise to the epitome of mountaineering accomplishments, Breashears presents a self-effacing and modest work which calls little attention to the incredible feats he accomplished...and therein lies the only fault I have with this book.In the natural reservation of his character and his modesty, he nearly glosses over the physical difficulties and demanding situations of mountaineering, making it seem as if anyone could do what he has done, if they only possess the same caution and determination.Not true.Not by a long shot.
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Subjects:  1. Adventurers & Explorers    2. Biography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Cinematographers    5. Mountaineering    6. Mountaineers    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports - General    10. United States    11. Biography: general    12. Climbing & mountaineering    13. Travel / Adventure   


46. Mountain Biking the Hawaiian Islands
by Ohana Publishing Company
Paperback (31 October, 2000)
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Sales Rank: 327523
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent... Your one-stop guide to biking Hawaii.
This book really helped me on all my rides in Hawaii. Best of all, the book had sections on all 6 visitable main islands. The maps and trail descriptions were always right on... don't ride in the islands withoutthis! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cycling - Mountain Biking    2. Mountaineering    3. Travel    4. Travel - United States    5. United States - Pacific - Hawaii    6. United States - West - Pacific (General)    7. All terrain cycling    8. Guidebooks    9. Hawaii   


47. Knots & Ropes for Climbers (Outdoor and Nature)
by Stackpole Books
Paperback (January, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars awsome
This book was easy to read and gave very understandable direction. On some of the knots, I wish they would have explained more on how to start and end the knots but still a great book overall.

2-0 out of 5 stars Greatly over-rated
This book is not only outdated but it contains a lot of bad advice about knots. It shows numerous knots that have no place in the climbing world, leaves out others that are more useful, and has weak material about ropes. There are certainly better books on knots for climbers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reliable info is only as good as one's adherence to it
I'm happy to hear that Mr. Williams (dangerous information, January 15, 2000) suffered little more than discomfort and frustration at the hands of his Prusik and surviving, gained useful experience in the process.Let his lapse reinforce the quality of both the advice given and your ability to synthesize and apply it.Read more

Subjects:  1. Climbing knots    2. Knots and splices    3. Mountain Climbing    4. Mountaineering    5. Outdoor Skills    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Climbing & mountaineering   


48. Pocket Guide to the ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities, Revised Edition
by John Wiley & Sons
Paperback (28 March, 1997)
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Sales Rank: 128400
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars .....but this one fits in your pocket
The Table of Contents of this book is nearly indentical to the "Code of Federal Regulations" issued by the Justice Department and provided free of charge to anyone who asks for it. But at roughly 6x9 inches, it doesn't fit in my pocket. So if the pocket thing is important to you, I highly recommend this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars ADA Compliance Simplified!
This little book is easy to carry around and contains all of the ADAAG info you could ever need! I've been using mine for 2 years and would be lost without it!Thomas Schmokel - ADA Consultant

5-0 out of 5 stars Get a grip on ADA, pocket size.
Are you tired of tracking down the office copy of the ADA standards?Is the only copy within the workstation of King Tornado?Get your hands on this little number.Keep it by you at all times.I have used this reference guide for two years now and it has saved me a lot of time.This is a very easy to use condensed version of the state issued ADA guide.It is accurate and reliable and it does not have to go back to the office library.And don't let the words "pocket guide" scare you off, this is not a brochure, it is a book.It's just smaller and smarter, not to mention lighter than the stardard issue.So get a grip on ADA, pocket size. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Barrier-free design    3. Civil Rights    4. Disability    5. Law    6. Law and legislation    7. Mountaineering    8. Reference    9. Study & Teaching    10. United States    11. Architecture / Reference    12. Construction industry    13. Disability: social aspects    14. Environment law    15. Property, real estate, land & tenancy law    16. USA   


49. The United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture, and Enlightenment to America
by Shoemaker & Hoard
Hardcover (09 January, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars I Loved This Book
It got me mid-way, 'bout the time I realized that I was reading not a history book but a great American saga, as the author writers in a seat-of-your-pants chapter on the labor movement: the Great American Industrial Saga.Did you know that the first story of social realist/literary naturalism (don't know the difference myself) came out of Appalachia by a young woman, who wrote about the Iron Mills in Appalachia for The Atlantic Monthly in 1861!! And then jazz-stepping cotton mill girls driving their Model T's down the mountain roads to save their lovers...and then the coal miners: Which Side Are You On?This book goes on like this.One great story after another (only the early American history bogged down on me, but hey, we gotta start somewhere).The United States of Appalachia is an unusual book...the kind that makes you rethink every stereotype you have planted in your brain, but more importantly, the kind that makes you rethink American history completely.
5-0 out of 5 stars beautiful American story
Beautiful writing, page after page, that gets to the heart of the American experience. What impressed me was the range of material.The author starts with Martha Graham and ends with Edward Abbey, and weaves in famous and should-be famous persons from music, the Cherokee, the pioneers, turn-of-the century icons, to the 1960s. Jeff Biggers is an old fashioned renaissance story-teller.He can go from one theme to the next with real ease.I think this book is going to surprise a lot of people.It surprised me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I saw this author at the Virginia Book Festival.He is a terrific speaker.I sat spellbound for all of his presentation--or reading.The book, I was afraid, might let me down, but it didn't.It is as inspiring as Biggers' speaking style.In it, the author peels off one incredible story after another--most of which I had never heard before--from the time of the Cherokee and their Renaissance until today.There are more colorful characters than a Greek tragicomedy--and they're all true life figures.Biggers' thesis is simple: You can't understand America until you understand Appalachia.After reading this book, you will be a believer. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Appalachians (People)    2. History    3. History - U.S.    4. History: American    5. Intellectual life    6. Politics and government    7. United States - State & Local - General    8. History / United States / State & Local   


50. Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest
Mass Market Paperback (06 November, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Left for Dead
I wanted to read the different views of the various writers who wrote about the 1996 ascent of Everest. After reading Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, which is supposed to be the definitive account of the tragedy which took place on the 1996 ascent, I was curious to read the accounts of the same event told be other people who were there. This book (Left for Dead) was one of them and I found it interesting not so much as an alternative account of what happened but as the personal journey of one person and how he was changed as a result of what happened to him.

4-0 out of 5 stars Left for Dead
Beck Weathers gives a different side of the story well worth reading.

2-0 out of 5 stars A Great Magazine Article....
This is a great magazine article, puffed up to a book-length work. I like Beck Weathers' sense of humor, which shines forth from time to time. And I like the idea of getting inside the psyche of the sort of man who'd leave his wife and kids for months at a time to do life-threatening and pointless things like climb deadly mountains. But Weathers isn't a very introspective man, and while he mentions several times having had an epiphany, I seem to have missed it in the actual narrative of his resurrection from the dead. One sign of Weathers' psychological distance from himself is that he refers to himself as "you." "When you freeze your hands solid on Mounth Everest, your hands feel like chunks of wood." Where is the first-person pronoun here? And oddly, that lack of self awareness seems to persist even in the post-epiphany stage.
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Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)    6. Mountaineering    7. Mountaineers    8. Sports - General    9. United States    10. Biography & Autobiography / Sports   


51. All Fourteen 8,000ers
by Mountaineers Books
Hardcover (01 November, 1999)
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Sales Rank: 29430
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have
As usual, Reinhold delivers a facinating glimpse into his life above 8,000 M. I have several of his books now and highly recommend this one. The pictures and illustrations are grand and numerous, with details and historical info about each mountain climbed. Reinhold comments on what happned at Nanga Parbat (very controversial as of late!) and also again about his amazing solo of everest. This book is like an archive! Lots of info and huge mezmerizing photos! Reinhold you are a f*** stud!

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible achievement
Back in the '70's and early '80's, I eagerly awaited each issue of Mountain Magazine.It was my link to the climbing world.Time after time, a small paragraph or two would appear about another 8,000 meter peak that Messner had summited - all without bottled oxygen, all in exemplary style.The editor of Mountain was no fan of Messners, so the write-ups were overly brief.Still, I knew I was witnessing the work of a master.5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST book about THE 14 EIGTH THOUSANDERS
This is one the best books about mountaineering that I have and I do have a lot of them. It just has it all, about all the 14 eigth-thousanders and Messner's climbs on these mountains.Read more

Subjects:  1. 1944-    2. Adventurers & Explorers    3. Austria    4. Biography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Messner, Reinhold,    7. Mountaineering    8. Mountaineers    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Messner, Reinhold    12. Adventure   


52. Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue: Reading Glaciers, Team Travel, Crevasse Rescue Techniques, Routefinding, Expedition Skills 2nd Edition
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (31 January, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 70314
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Concise, To The Point
You'll find all the toipcs in this book in any big reference book on mountaineering. However, adding this book to your library won't do any harm.
5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible of Glacier Travel
Crevasses are one of those things that many of us who climb wish we didn't have to deal with.Unfortunately many people go out and climb while totally unprepared.Indeed they choose to not deal with it, and take enormous risks.4-0 out of 5 stars A first-hand teacher
As someone who is fairly new to mouutainering and glacier travel, I found the wonderfully helpfulmin explaining important technequies, that are crucial to any body finding their adventures leading them to the mountains.I found it extermly helpful when I actually set foot on the ice. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Mountain Climbing    2. Mountaineering    3. Safety measures    4. Search and rescue operations    5. Snow and ice climbing    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Climbing & mountaineering    9. Emergency services    10. How-To   


53. Climber's Guide to North Carolina (Falcon Guides Rock Climbing)
by Earthbound Sports
Paperback (01 August, 1995)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Kelley's Climber's Guide to North Carolina
A very well done guidebook.Location information is especially helpful.Kelley made extraordinary efforts to contact climbers of early routes to obtain accurate historical data.We can only hope Kelley will put togethera fourth edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book is must have to anyone climbing in North Carolina. Especially if new to the area. It is a very well thought out and produced book, The Photos and topos are very useful,a nd the line drawings are very clear. Itcovers all of the good Climbs I know about in the state.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have!
This is the third copy of this guide I have owned. I wore out two copies of the 2nd edition. This latest edition is superb in the descriptions, details and advice offered. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Mountaineering    2. Sports    3. Sports & Recreation    4. Travel / United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)   


54. Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches
by Harcourt
Hardcover (01 November, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Poetry from a scientist
Snowstruck is a fascinating book from an actual scientific expert involved with avalanche rescue, prediction and study, but it reads more like the great adventure narratives from writers like Jon Krakauer or Sebastian Junger. Smart, exciting, and thought-provoking.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a rush of adrenaline
This book is awesome.Expertly written, Jill can bring you from your living room to feeling like you are there, participating in the avalanche or the rescue.Having had a good friend perish in an avalanche, who in fact, was dug up by Jill and her husband, this book was so intense that while it is normally a book that you would read from start to finish, it was so superbly written that many chapters would make the memories come rushing back, prompting a break, if only for half an hour before being so compelled to read on.I would recommend this book to anyone, outdoor lover or not.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jill Fredstone "In the grip of Avalanches"
This is a very sincere and frank book coming from the heart.
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Subjects:  1. Avalanches    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. General    5. Mountaineering    6. Natural Disasters    7. Nature    8. Nature/Ecology    9. Outdoor Survival Techniques    10. Survival skills    11. Nature / Natural Disasters   


55. Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics)
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (July, 2004)
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Sales Rank: 42729
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wildrness Navigation: Finding your way using map, compass, altimeter and Gps, by Bob Burns
The book is easy to read and understand.Also, each chapter is well orginized with clear details on compass use.I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Orientation and Navegation...

3-0 out of 5 stars A decent little book
Not as detailed as the new version of Land Navigation Handbook but this covers the basics well and is a good intro to the subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars the very best in its class
you can feel certain that when you buy this book, you are getting the best that exists for beginning and intermediate navigation and orienteering.all of the basics are outlined here, and written in such a way that is quite easy to follow.the practice problems in the back were especially helpful to me.
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Subjects:  1. Equipment and supplies    2. Navigation    3. Orienteering    4. Outdoor Skills    5. Outdoor recreation    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation   


56. Rock Jocks, Wall Rats, and Hang Dogs: Rock Climbing on the Edge of Reality
by Fireside
Paperback (27 July, 1994)
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Isbn: 0671884662
Sales Rank: 271737
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Ole Rocker John
can't imagine a better evening than being in an appropriately rowdy spot listening to John Long tell tall stories, improbable stories, and hilarious off-the-wall stories about the great days at Camp 4 in Yosemite.He has a knack of not taking himself seriously, but shining through is his tremendous joy in living to the hilt and exuberant satisfaction of being among the best at what he does.4-0 out of 5 stars The Best One Out There
Occasionally sentimental, even purple in its prose, this is still a must-read. Primarily an account of the author's experiences climbing in Yosemite in the 70's and 80's, it's one of the only books I know of thatcovers this period.Useful little sidebars give practical climbinginformation,and many of the stories are just plainfall-out-of-your-Portaledge funny.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Vicarious Read
This book had just enough technical information mixed in with stories and philosophy to make it a great read.I am not a rock climber but I am always interested in the extreme lives of others for they give up so muchto get so much.The counter culture John Long describes is hilariouswithout being condescending like you might find in say snowboarding.Theyseemed to have welcomed anyone willing to try.For the price of a movie,this is a better buy. ... Read more

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57. Climbing Self Rescue: Improvising Solutions for Serious Situations (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (May, 2006)
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Isbn: 089886772X
Sales Rank: 53131
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Should be on the shelves of any serious, regular climber.
How best to respond when your climbing team gets into difficulty? First, read CLIMBING SELF-RESCUE: IMPROVISING SOLUTIONS FOR SERIOUS SITUATIONS from cover to cover. It holds the keys to using the team's abilities to effect self-rescue, pairing illustrated techniques with insights on using them in all conditions, from rock to snow and ice. Nearly thirty rescue scenarios are outlined with solutions involving as few as two climbers. No other book holds the solution-oriented scenarios of CLIMBING SELF-RESCUE: it should be on the shelves of any serious, regular climber.
5-0 out of 5 stars Best Self-Rescue Book Money Can Buy
I concur with the previous review.Excellent detail and a plethora of photographs to illustrate each point.This book includes a section on ascending out of a glacier crevasse as well.Andy Tyson and Molly Loomis have done a lot of research and work to put this book together to include such detail as a flow chart for you to methodically determine which rescue scenario to persue.Not only do they give qualitative data, but they included quantitative data compiled from various sources to help you understand the strengths of knots and their weaknesses as well.29 rescue scenarios are explored for your better understanding of rescue techniques. If you have Fasulo's book, this will be a great addition to your rescue book collection.If you are just getting into rock climbing, I strongly advise seeking a mentor and purchasing this book to complement the side of climbing that many people overlook, self-rescue.Practice, practice, practice, then have someone critique your rescue skills.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for all climbers
This is unquestionably the best book on self rescue on the market! Compared to Fasulo's book, this is far more complete with better illustrations and photographs. Tyson and Loomis provide clear instructions that are understandable to climbers new to leading and detailed enough for long-timers. The final chapter offers 29 different realistic scenarios with discussion on solutions that provide good food for thought.
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58. Sandstone Spine: Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge
by Mountaineers Books
Hardcover (30 June, 2005)
list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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Isbn: 1594850054
Sales Rank: 19181
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Hiking a Little Known Area
The first thing that attracted me to this book was the first three words of its sub-title, 'Seeking the Anasazi.' Our world has become so politically correct that we aren't supposed to say Anasazi because it might offend those who claim to be their descendents. But the word Anasazi rolls off the tongue so much better than 'Ancestral Puebloans.' At the same time he speaks with great reverence in his referring to them as the 'Old Ones.'
5-0 out of 5 stars The Comb Ridge
The Sandstone Spine of the title is the Comb Ridge, a 125 mile long crescent that crosses the desert of northern Arizona and southern Utah.Dave Roberts and two friends undertake to hike the Comb Ridge end-to-end while exploring the Anasazi ruins that are found there.No one has done the entire length of the ridge before. The youngest among them is 47; the oldest is 61. A local Navajo jokingly tells them "When I see the ravens circling, I'll know it's you guys."Hiking in the desert is not easy.The friends place water caches along the way and arrange for resupply. They carry sixty-pound packs while hiking up and down in ninety-degree heat. They have planned well. The worst that happens is that they occasionally argue about where to set up their camp.
2-0 out of 5 stars Good, but could have been better
Although both my wife and I enjoyed parts of this book, it was not nearly as good as his previous book on this subject "In Search of the Ancient Ones." Too much of the book dealth with conflicts between the participants on this hike.Not enough of it dealt with the ruins they explored and the land that they hiked through. I was disappointed in the book overall. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Antiquities    2. Archaeology    3. Grand Gulch Plateau    4. Mountaineering    5. Mountainnering    6. Pueblo Indians    7. Social Science    8. Sociology    9. Special Interest - Adventure    10. Travel - United States    11. United States - Mountain - Utah    12. Utah    13. North America    14. Travel writing   


59. The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (May, 1999)
list price: $29.95 -- our price: $19.77
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Isbn: 0898866251
Sales Rank: 77617
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars THE High Sierra Hiking/Climbing Encyclopedia
This massive tome is oriented to those who really want to stray from the beaten path and adventure the Sierra Nevada.The book covers the Sequoia/Kings Canyon region to north of Yosemite.Trails, cross-country treks, mountain passes and peaks not found in other guides receive mention here.The comprehensiveness of this makes it a singular achievement that stands out from the many other books on this region. Be forewarned though, because of the sheer scope here, a great deal of information can not be listed for each topic.If you plan to hike an established trail, you would be better served by any number of other guides out there.Secor's text is oriented more for the Sierra veteran, particularly the climber, and mountain peaks seem to get a bit more space here.Nonetheless, there is still plenty here for the non-technical backcountry adventurer.Despite the encyclopedic style of this thing, it's not altogether dry.Sample text:"The only thing 'enchanted' about Enchanted Gorge is its name.This is a difficult cross-country route..."
5-0 out of 5 stars a must have
This is THE guide to mountaineering and peak-bagging in the High Sierra. All others pale in comparison.
5-0 out of 5 stars Not For Novices
Secor's Tome really is a wonderful book for experienced hikers with routefinding and rock scrambling skills.I can sit for hours with topo maps and his book, looking up peaks and routes.But be careful if you're a beginner (or experienced only on-trail) when reading the reviews that say this is the "Bible" for the Sierra or "the book to own if you're only going to own one".Beginners could easily get themselves into more than they bargained for. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. General    2. Guidebooks    3. Hiking    4. Mountain Climbing    5. Mountaineering    6. Reference    7. Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev    8. Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Trails    12. Travel Guides - U.S.    13. Climbing & mountaineering    14. USA   


60. The Mountaineering Handbook
by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Paperback (10 December, 2004)
list price: $18.95 -- our price: $12.89
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Isbn: 0071430105
Sales Rank: 189015
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars A collection of old info with a lot of biases
This is an okay book if you already have several others and want another viewpoint. It should NOT be the only book you buy. There are too many errors and strong biases scattered throughout to make it a one-source reference. Freedom of the Hills (latest edition) is still a better resource if you're just going to have one. The Houston/Cosley book is more up to date and better researched. Twight's book is getting dated but still has good info for those who are pushing harder.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good aspects, but some questionable and unsafe examples
Well, I just purchased this book and I have to say I'm pretty disappointed.I own many of the books already compared in reviews here, and have climbed for years, and I feel that the other books are much better.
5-0 out of 5 stars Hopefully this will be fixed if there is a 2nd edition.
1 newton = 1 kg * m/s/s = force
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