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5.0 out of 5 stars THE classic book on ice climbing, 13 Jan 1998
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This review is from: Climbing Ice (Paperback)
Chounard's book on ice climbing is an old classic. It retains its charm inspite of its age and much subsequent development in ice climbing tools and techniques. This is so because it is more than a technical manual. Chouinard was a pioneer in the development of ice axes and tools, and presents the unique perspective of an expert climber and master craftsman. Chouinard pays attention to the history and evolution of ice climbing, but also dwells in detail on all the basic technical requirements of ice climbing. He liberally sprinkles anecdotes and stories from his vast mountain experience. This gives his book a sense of first person immediacy that cannot usually be conveyed vicariously by a book. One of the things that makes this book really special is its wonderful layout and beautiful black and white photographs. In every respect, this book is a great work of art - it will remain sacred to climbers for many generations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wealth of knowledge, 31 Dec 1997
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exellent book for beginners to expert. although it does not go into great detail and by no means is meant to be an instructional guide. Yvonne Chouinard is probable the most knowledgable author on the subject. i'd rate it a 10++++ Yvonne is also my cousin.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am somehow related to Yvon Chouinard., 7 Dec 1997
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I remember meeting him as a boy of the age of 6. My grandmother was Thelma Chouinard up here in Maine. If you'd like, please contact me.
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Climbing Ice by Yvon Chouinard (Paperback - May 1978)
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