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The Mountain Skills Training Handbook [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Pete Hill , Stuart Johnson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Book Description

28 Oct 2011
This is a complete guide to all aspects of climbing and mountaineering across the seasons for both instructors and amateur climbers alike. It is extensively revised and updated with the latest safety guidance, techniques and equipment designs. It includes practical instruction and clear diagrams and photographs that cover all of the techniques, equipment and skills for safe and enjoyable climbing all year round. It is written by two of the UK's foremost mountaineering experts. It includes foreword by Nigel Williams, Head of Training at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre and fully endorsed by the AMI.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (28 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1446300978
  • ISBN-13: 978-1446300978
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 10.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Well illustrated and clearly written, and especially useful for amateur climbers' --Walk

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Pete Hill MIC, FRGS is a highly regarded, fully-qualified and experienced mountaineering instructor. He is author of The International Handbook of Technical Mountaineering and The Complete Guide to Climbing and Mountaineering (both D&C). Stuart Johnston MIC, is an accomplished mountaineer, instructor and consultant and has been a full member of the Association of Moutaineering Instructors since 1992.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Having spent cold, hard cash on another slightly disappointing mountaineering book, I borrowed several from the library to find out which would be worth buying and keeping on my bookshelf.

This is the one!

Very well illustrated, it covers all the basics in sufficient depth and with great clarity to give you all the understanding you need to practice what it describes.

Using this book I have learned (and practiced in my back garden!) various anchor, abseil, ropework, and rescue techniques. Since then I have completed my first significant winter climb and I'm now preparing for a 2 week climbing holiday in the Alps. Naturally, as a novice, these are with someone more experienced than me, but at least I can hold my own from a knowledge and ability perspective and not be a burden.

So...great book and contrary to the other review here, Amazon seem to have it in stock!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Climbing Book 15 April 2010
By S. Rowe
A very informative book that is useful to beginners and experts. Fast delievery and bokk in great condition!!
Very happy with this product - thats why I gave it 5 stars!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Value 17 April 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was amazed at the value of this essential Mountain Sills handbook. Possibly the best online purchase I have made this year. The delivery arrived within three days to County Galway, Ireland. The condition was excellent and the book was a hard cover, essential when using it in the open and on trails. I was very happy with the prompt service and I would purchase from this supplier again.
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