Accidents in North American Mountaineering

Author: American Alpine Club

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930410858

Category: Mountaineering accidents

Page: 92

View: 2584


This annual investigative handbook offers detailed reports of more than sixty climbing accidents that occurred in 1998. An analysis of what went wrong in each situation gives experienced and beginning mountaineers the opportunity to learn from other climbers' mistakes. From inadequate protection, clothing, or equipment to inexperience, poor judgment, or simple ignorance, the errors recorded in this book are invaluable safety. lessons for all climbers.

Accidents in North American Mountaineering 2005

Author: American Alpine Club

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780930410988

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 8467


This annual investigative handbook offers detailed reports on climbing accidents that occurred in the United States and Canada in 2004. Produced jointly by the Safety Committees of the American Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of Canada, Accidents in North American Mountaineering details what happened and analyzes what went wrong in each situation to give mountaineers the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.

Death, Daring, and Disaster

Search and Rescue in the National Parks

Author: Farabee Jr.

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1461661854

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 1550


375 exciting tales of heroism and tragedy drawn from the nearly 150,000 search and rescue missions carried out by the National Park Service since 1872.

A Man's Life

Dispatches from Dangerous Places

Author: Mark Jenkins

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594867071

Category: Travel

Page: 358

View: 5808


In an all-new compendium of travel tales, the Outside magazine columnist, explorer, and author of The Hard Way presents accounts of his true-life adventures and experiences in the farthest corners of the globe.

Freedom to Fall

Author: Carol Hampson

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452555621

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 9953


He climbed, only to let go—and now she must follow ... Shockwaves had already reached the rock-climbing community when Carol was awakened in the night with the news of her son’s death. Chris Hampson—a well-known climber whose grace, warmth, commitment, and Zen-like focus inspired many friends—had fallen to his death in Yosemite National Park. This moving memoir tells how a mother, seeking to understand her son’s passion and confronting deep questions of mortal life, learns to climb up from despair. She had always believed that to encourage her children’s freedom was the greatest gift she could give. But now that belief is shaken. Grasping for ground, struggling to accept his passing, she discovers a remarkable truth: love transcends time and space. You never really lose who you love. The first anniversary of Chris’s death is marked by Carol’s pilgrimage to Yosemite where, among perennial climbers and granite gods, she scatters his ashes and begins to release him.

Rock Climbing Anchors

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Craig Luebben

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594852391

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3189


CLICK HERE to download the chapter called, "Anchor Basics" from Rock Climbing Anchors (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "Climbing anchors allow climbers to safely defy gravity. Solid anchors and proper rope techniques can prevent a fall from turning into a catastrophe, while bad anchors are an accident waiting to happen," says certified guide Craig Luebben, who invented his own type of climbing protection, the Big Bro. Since then, he taught rock climbing to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the United States. He distills more than twenty-five years of experience into Rock Climbing Anchors. This entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series, for intermediate-to-advanced climbers, presents modern anchoring ideas and techniques for top-roping, rappelling, sport climbing, traditional rock climbing, and mountaineering-all in one comprehensive guide. Luebben covers the finer points of all types of commonly used anchors: removable anchors including hexes, wired nuts, tri-cams, expanding wedges, expandable tubes, and cams; natural anchors such as trees and boulders; and fixed anchors like bolts and pitons. Photos show a variety of gear placements, accompanied by discussion of the pros and cons of each.

Mountaineering First Aid

A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care

Author: Jan D. Carline,Martha J. Lentz,Steven C. Macdonald

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898868784

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 169

View: 3104


·Revised to meet the current standards of first aid care by the American Red Cross and the Wilderness Medical Society ·Updated figures and drawings that illustrate essential first aid skills ·New quick-reference boxes that summarize recognition and treatment of many first-aid problemsThis completely revised and updated fifth edition gives you all the latest information on assessing and treating conditions you may encounter in the wild, from serious injuries such as dislocations and fractures to unexpected major illness to weather-related problems. With quick-reference checklists of symptoms and procedures, recommendations on first aid kits and equipment, and more, Mountaineering First Aid will prepare you for anything in the backcountry.

Longs Peak

The Story of Colorado's Favorite Fourteener

Author: Dougald MacDonald

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781565794979

Category: Travel

Page: 239

View: 4917


Avid climber Dougald MacDonald has gathered histories, hair-raising tales, and personal journeys to tell of this prominent peak in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Reflections on mountaineering, geology and wildlife are presented with historic images and gorgeous, full-color contemporary photography. The ten best hiking and climbing routes, plus See It Yourself activities, offer great ways for both novices and seasoned climbers to explore the great mountain.

In eisige Höhen

Das Drama am Mount Everest

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492957765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8251


Der Klassiker zum Wiederentdecken: Mit seinem Weltbestseller revolutionierte der Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller Jon Krakauer die Abenteuerliteratur – und läßt Spannung und Faszination, Fassungslosigkeit und blankes Entsetzen eins werden. 1996 nahm der amerikanische Journalist Jon Krakauer an einer Mount-Everest-Expedition teil. Das Unternehmen endete in einer Katastrophe, fünf von Krakauers Kameraden kamen auf tragische Weise in einem peitschenden Schneesturm ums Leben, er selbst konnte sich mit letzter Kraft in Sicherheit bringen. Minutiös und eindrucksvoll schildert er in diesem Bericht den Verlauf der Expedition. Er äußert sich außerdem kritisch über die Auswüchse des modernen Alpinismus mit seinen oft tödlichen Folgen, vermittelt aber zugleich einen Eindruck von der magischen Anziehungskraft und der Faszination des Bergsteigens.

Mount McKinley

Icy Crown of North America

Author: Fred Beckey

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898866469

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 1649


This biography of Alaska's Mount McKinley presents a complete history of one of the world's great mountains. Author and famed mountaineer Fred Beckey starts with McKinley's geology and covers early human history, from native associations with Denali to the influx of Russian fur traders and American prospectors. Also included is information about the challenges and logistics of climbing Mount McKinley, with information on planning, permits, suggested routes, and what to expect.

The Avalanche Handbook

Author: David McClung,Peter A. Schaerer

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898868098

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 342

View: 1629


Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control. It contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion. Plus brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process.