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Alun Richardson
Paperback / softback
A. & C. Black Publishers
UK Publication Date

Rucksack Guide - Alpinism is your essential handbook when on the mountain. It offers concise guidance and support for whatever situations you might find yourself in, including:

  • technical skills: tips and reminders on the key techniques
  • the Alpine environment: dealing with hazards, altitude and avalanches
  • navigation: various techniques to help in a range of weather conditions
  • safety: essential procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, your party and others on the mountain
  • emergencies: guidance on what to do in extreme situations.

The book is colour-coded for easy reference and all information is presented in lists and tables, making it simple to understand in testing conditions.

The Rucksack Guide series is adapted from Mountaineering: The essential skills for mountain walkers and climbers, the definitive handbook for hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers.

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Alun Richardson is an International Mountain Guide, the highest qualification for worldwide climbing, mountaineering and exploration. He is an experienced guide and tutor and regularly teaches at the National Mountaineering Centres, and internationally. He is also secretary of the British Mountain Guides Association.

'Deliciously retro pocket guide…contains really important info on equipment, navigation, how to tackle alpine peaks (both physically and mentally) and what can go wrong, including some grizzly, stomach turning pictures of frostbite.'
Cooler (October 2009)

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