It is a comprehensive guide to the whole gamut of outdoor pursuits of a vertical nature. For those looking for inspiration to try new things in the outdoors, this book is packed with a variety of ideas, illustrated by lots of exciting photographs. --CompassSport
Big old book, this, but expert climber Pete Hill has filled it with both useful and interesting stuff on just about every climbing discipline you can think of. A good release, we think. --Sport
I would have hesitation recommending this book to anyone considering taking up the sport of climbing whether on an indoor wall or a Himalayan expedition. --www.livefortheoutdoors.com
This ia a comprehensive, full-colour manual providing a complete reference for climbers of every level and discipline.It covers all the skills, safety issues and equipment necessary for the key climbing disciplines: mountains, bouldering and climbing walls, summer climbing, winter climbing, big wall and expedition climbing. This title is extensively illustrated throughout, with practical diagrams as well as inspirational and instructive images covering everything from the basic saftey, equipment and techniques to advanced-level mountaineering on some of the world's toughest ascents.It is one of very few books on the market that is so comprehensive, internationally relevant and covers so many different types of climbing. It is written by an experienced and highly-regarded author and instructor.
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