An instruction manual aimed at covering all the basics of mountaineering with excellent illustrations and useful information.
Covers: equipment checklist, ropes, knots, carabiners, glacier travel, prusiking, self-arresting, crampon & belaying techniques, snow/ice/rock/equalising anchors, alpine rock, abseiling, escape, crevasse rescue, planning, navigation, avalanche awareness/rescue, mountain weather, snow shelters, camp management, helicopter/aircraft safety and mountain etiquette.
This book has been designated the NZAC’s guide of choice for use alongside its local and national instruction courses.
210mm x 148mm, paperback
Published: 3rd edition 2010