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    Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) (Paperback) By (author) Martin Volken, By (author) Scott Schell, By (author) Margaret Wheeler

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    DescriptionThis title is intended for intermediate-to-advanced backcountry skiers. It includes safety, navigation, nutrition and fitness information in addition to techniques. It provides advice on how to make well-informed decisions.Martin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge that they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountains. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning wilderness trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more.In addition to mastering techniques, "Backcountry Skiing" also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, a discussion of emergency situations, nutrition and fitness advice, and winter camping basics.Throughout this guide, a special emphasis is put on being well-informed and making good decisions - whenever you strap on your skis and skins and head out into the backcountry.

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    Backcountry Skiing
    Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Volken, By (author) Scott Schell, By (author) Margaret Wheeler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9781594850387
    ISBN 10: 1594850380

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.7
    BIC E4L: SPO
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSWK
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24440
    DC22: 796.932
    BISAC V2.8: SPO039000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: STA
    Illustrations note
    20 charts and 175 b&w photos
    Mountaineers Books
    Imprint name
    Mountaineers Books
    Publication date
    30 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Martin Volken is one of only three officially certified Swiss Guides working in the U.S today. He is an instructor and examiner for the American Mountain Guide's Association (AMGA) elite certification. Scott Schell is an AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide and Margaret Wheeler started guiding for Pro Guiding Service in 2002, and is now a certified AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide.