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    Free Skiing - How to Adapt to the Mountain (Paperback) By (author) Jimmy Oden

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    DescriptionThis is the book which UIAGM mountain guide Jimmy Oden wished he'd had but never found during his formative ski bum years. It is written from a unique position - Jimmy still remembers all the questions he used to ask himself, only now he has the knowledge and experience to provide the answers.The purpose of this book is to convey how professionals think and act in a big mountain environment. And as the book is written from a passionate skier's perspective, everything documented on its 366 pages comes down to one single aim: to help capable free skiers reach as much good skiing as possible - as safely as possible."Free Skiing - How to Adapt to the Mountain" deals with those very particular circumstances, hazards and challenges that free skiers face in an alpine environment. Although it is not an instruction manual, the book is arranged like one, with checklists, procedures and diagrams. It is clear, concise and beautifully presented in 12 chapters with 441 educational illustrations.The content is divided into topical chapters, all including explanatory illustrations and photos: mountain sense, mountain weather, snow & avalanche knowledge, avalanche hazard evaluation, skiing, companion avalanche rescue, first aid & rescue, navigation, ski related mountaineering skills, glacier skiing, steep skiing, and ski touring. 'Essential bible for big mountain riders' - "Daily Mail". The book also won the prestigious 'Design S Award' for outstanding design & function.

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    Free Skiing - How to Adapt to the Mountain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jimmy Oden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 366
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,308 g
    ISBN 13: 9789163313134
    ISBN 10: 9163313138

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.7
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WSWK
    DC22: 796.935
    BISAC V2.8: SPO039000
    Illustrations note
    hundreds of colour photos plus colour drawn diagrams
    Choucas Production AB
    Imprint name
    Choucas Production AB
    Publication date
    10 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jimmy Oden was born in Sweden in 1971 and has lived his passion in Verbier, Switzerland since 1993. He is a UIAGM mountain guide and has skied fulltime around the world since 1990. He is a member of Bureau des Guides in Verbier and the Swiss Mountain Guide Association, as well as the Swedish Mountain Guide Association, where he serves on the training committee. Jimmy was recently featured in an article for Conde Nast Traveller "Europe's Top Ten Mountain Guides" and he regularly writes articles on mountain safety for skiers.