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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent update, 19 Oct 2013
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Eric Langmuir's book is a classic and packed full of useful, often vital, information on hill safety. I recommend it to all who visit the hills.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 25 Mar 2014
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If you want to know how to enjoy the hills safely, or are wanting to pass the Mountain Leader training this book has it all. A great book for the hill-walker who wants to go into the hills and come back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Mountaineers Bible, 7 Jun 2014
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If you are seriouse about walking in the wild, climbing, treking etc then this is one of, if not the best book on mountaineering info. I bought this for a friend who is going to Killimanjaro. I have a much older version and its excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An updated classic, 19 May 2014
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This is a long standing compendium of good advice about mountain craft and leadership. This new edition is an updated version of previous texts. The book still feels like a text book, but underneath the descriptions you can still sense the basic love of the hills that drives its writers.

Its chapter on navigation is first class. I think the bit on compass use is slightly long, and I'm not sure it fully gets to grips with the pros and cons of GPS systems which are coming more into use these days. I still like its old fashioned, but entirely correct assertion that accurate use of the map is the key ability for safe hill walking.

Issues of speed and accuracy are well covered. How fast can you cover the ground? How fast do groups move? How fast will your particular group go?

Issues of dealing with mountain hazards such as stream crossings are well covered. Techniques for support and assistance are well described- but I couldn't help feeling that the basic message coming through was "better still, avoid the hazard- go round it, anticipate it...walk upstream a bit...etc"

Issues about group leadership are well covered. the context is very much about leading groups of children and teenagers- but I think its basic rules of party discipline and management are very helpful and sensible, and adaptable to other leadership age ranges and contexts. The key point is that leadership is about the others you are leading, not the leader's own personal growth and development. If the leader is learning anything it's about how to lead the group, not primary knowledge of a new mountain. The leader's basic mountain skills need to be so well honed that they can reliably be taken for granted, and the focus can be on leading the group.

This is a classic hillwalking text, obviously aimed at mountain leaders- but with much in it for all of us who enjoy walking the hills. With this book we will know how to do this with more safety and accuracy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Class Book, 20 Feb 2014
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Everything you need in a reference book. Easy to follow and use, providing good guidance and tips for mountain craft.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 11 Feb 2014
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Excellent book. Bought brand new to go with my other additions. An essential guide for any walked / mountaineer. The book ios strongly recommended
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