Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

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In this revised edition, expert climber Andy Selters covers all the latest information and techniques for crossing glaciers and performing rescues.  He explains the principles of glacier travel, how to read glaciers, how to set up lowering and hauling systems, and much more.  Perfect for climbers and backcountry travelers everywhere, this book features step-by-step directions, dozens of illustrations and photos, and sidebar anecdotes.  It will help you learn all the skills necessary to travel safely in the mountains. 
  • Understand glaciers and crevasse hazards
  • Rescue techniques, including crevasse rescue procedures
  • Team travel skills, with updated information on two-person parties
  • Knew knots and belay techniques, such as the butterfly knot and the hip-ax belay
  • Drawings and illustrations revised for greater clarity
  • Helpful hints on routefinding, proper clothing, glacial camping, and more
  • Written by Andy Selters
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