Andreas B.

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Alpine Mountaineering: Essential Knowledge for Bud&hellip by Bruce Goodlad
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This is a good addition to the mountaineering bible, "The Freedom of the Hills" (which suffers a bit from poor illustrations), but is a must-read. Goodlad's book on the other hand, is much better illustrated (color photos in sequence!) and has plenty of information for an introduction book as regards the Alps. For the beginner, it even indicates two types of starter kit lists, for peu difficile and assez difficile routes in addition to the usual equipment needed such as piolet, crapons etc. It is written by an international grade mountain guide, with nice tips and insights, and a true love for the hills. Although hands-on experience is mandatory, as well as proper instruction to… Read more