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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