A Hiker's Guide to Scrambling Safely

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Rocky Mountain Books Ltd, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 112 pages
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Unroped scrambling over so-called easy terrain is one of the most potentially dangerous recreational activities. Every year, scramblers are injured or killed in preventable accidents. A Hiker's Guide to Scrambling Safely educates new scramblers in the inherent risks, required climbing skills and mountain knowledge required for safety in the mountains.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Guidebooks
20
Objective hazards
27
Rockfall
33
Cornices
40
Mountain weather
47
Precipitation
53
Understanding subjective hazards
58
Clothing and a few extras
64
Scrambling skills
70
The basics of movement on rock
76
Steep grass
82
Natural protection
92
Glaciers
98
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About the author (2005)

Tom Morin fell in love with mountaineering as a teenager. His explorations have taken him to some of the most beautiful and remote landscapes in western Canada.

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