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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 June 2013
This book is a good platform book and certainly helpful when you have read others time and time again. It's also very useful for instructors who want alternative ways of teaching knots etc.

The book is a complete guide and does as it says, however if you want ones that are in more detail I'd recommend buying the specific summer or winter books.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 24 December 2008
This book is the best that I've ever seen on climbing and mountaineering skills and techniques. Although the word 'Complete' in the title may sound a bit like a tall order, it is certainly as complete as it could be. I found the diagrams to be excellent, the photographs inspirational and the way that Pete Hill puts the text across to be very clear and uncluttered.
It is by far the best technical book that I've seen on the market.
Thoroughly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book is a wonderful introduction for a beginner like me, as it offers a comprehensive guide to all the basic skills with lots of colour photos and clear illustrations, covering a wide range of topics such as navigation, equipments and tools, rope works and systems, rock climbing, summer and winter climbing, alpine climbing, crevasse rescue, big wall climbing, via ferrata and expedition. The appendix includes gradings of various climbing styles in different countries. One important subject missing is; how to read weather systems, but it covers all other areas of climbing and mountaineering skills. It serves also as a good starting point to explore more advanced skills in each area with other complete guide books like The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques Revised Edition, for example.
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on 14 May 2013
For anyone wanting an introduction to climbing this is a great book. As a climbing beginner this book gave me the chance to understand the terminology and techniques used in climbing before moving from indoor walls to outdoor crags. Nothing can replace expert tuition however this book gives you the chance to do a little homework as well.
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on 9 July 2013
This is a wonderful intro book to mountaineering. My hubby has been teaching me the ropes the last few years but it was nice to read through everything and then have him demonstrate. Great photos and helpful descriptions!
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on 19 June 2014
The book was well laid out, easy to understand and really helpful for advice for a beginner looking to take climbing from indoor to outdoors.
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on 23 February 2014
Not bad, more of a coffee table book really, skirting around the basics.
What did I expect though in one book?
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on 27 July 2015
Great book plenty of helpful tips a must have book for those getting into all aspects of mountaineering
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on 6 March 2015
The book is what I expected it to be but the delivery of the book took quite awhile.
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on 24 February 2015
Very clean layout, easy understand and covers a wide range of climbing.
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