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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for Winter Mountain Leaders
This is the best book you can get for becoming a winter mountain leader. Well, it's also good for people who just want to learn about winter mountain skills too.
There are all the necessary skills for winter navigation, building shelter, and climbing in winter. Best winter mountain skills book I have seen yet
Published on 15 Mar 2008 by Mr. A. Heinzl

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2.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the contents page, but not much else
Having read a few in this series now, I have been consistently disappointed. Take for example the technique of moving together, one of the cornerstones of mountaineering and a technique that requires time and effort to be explained. This book dedicates about 5 pages to it. Most of it incomprehensible diagrams with 4 word summaries describing what's happening. Compare that...
Published 22 months ago by Alex E Street


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for Winter Mountain Leaders, 15 Mar 2008
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Mr. A. Heinzl "Andreas Heinzl" (Inverness, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Winter Skills: Essential Walking and Climbing Techniques (Paperback)
This is the best book you can get for becoming a winter mountain leader. Well, it's also good for people who just want to learn about winter mountain skills too.
There are all the necessary skills for winter navigation, building shelter, and climbing in winter. Best winter mountain skills book I have seen yet
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Winter ML handbook, 30 Oct 2007
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James Murphy (Donegal, Ireland) - See all my reviews
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An excellent handbook for the winter ML student and a first class guide to refresh experienced winter mountaineers. Clear concise and readable it is packed with lots of good reading. Loads of colour diagrams and pictures, plenty of explanation, it is easy and straightforward to follow. If after reading this you do not know your sastrugi from a rutchsblock then you should'nt be on the hills in winter. Required reading for ML students, every walker who ventures out in the Scottish winter should own a copy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reference for the winter mountaineer, 15 May 2008
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G. Milton (Glasgow, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This book is fantastic and i would highly recomend it to anyone going back into the hills after a long summer. It is very easy to forget the nessessary skills to walk in the mountains safely but this book explains each one with clear pictures and text.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars, 9 April 2014
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This book is aimed at people doing serious winter hiking, scrambling and snow/ice climbing. It covers a broad range of mountain skills from navigation, weather and clothing to ice axe, crampon and rope techniques. Writing style is quite serious & academic, but still quite readable. Excellent illustrations help to bring the text to life. Some sections are aimed at people training to be mountain instructors, which weren't so relevant to me, so I rate it 4.5.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!, 17 Sep 2013
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A good book for anyone interested in winter walking even if you are not a least bit interested in mountain leadership training!
Worth the money IMO and easy to understand too, unlike some of the books out there!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have book for the outdoors, 10 May 2013
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A very concise reference book for anyone who loves the outdoors and exploring areas all year round.
Simple to understand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Handbook, 6 Mar 2013
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This was recommended to me by a guide and frankly it's brilliant. Very easy to follow, clear illustrations and instructions, everything I needed ahead of my first foray into the hills in winter
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5.0 out of 5 stars Winter Skills book, 2 Jan 2013
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The book arrived quickly. It came highly recommended and appears very comprehensive on winter mountaineering skills and our son was delighted with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars climbing book, 2 May 2014
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My son was very happy with this product, not very much you can say about this type of book, other than, it is a very insightful read, and is full of very helpful information about the subject. Very pleased with the seller, book arrived in good time and was packaged very well. Would recommend.
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