Backcountry Snowboarding

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Mountaineers, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 141 pages
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Backcountry Snowboarding covers everything the advanced freerider needs for safe ascent and descent. Van Tilburg discusses essential backcountry safety equipment, the merits of crampons, skis, snowshoes, and splitboards for ascent, route finding, avalanche and glacier safety, survival and self-rescue, meteorology, plus cross- training and nutrition.

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CHRISTOPHER VAN TILBURG, M.D. is editor for "Wilderness Medicine" magazine and is a regular contributor to "National Geographic Adventure," "Backcountry," "Columbia Gorge," and many other outdoor interest magazines. He is an emergency room and ski resort physician, and a member of the Hood River Crag Rats, the oldest mountain rescue team in the US. He has written seven books on the outdoors, and lives in Hood River, Oregon with his daughters, where they ski, snowboard, hike, bike and trail run. Visit his website at

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