The Best of Rock & Ice: An Anthology
By: Dougald Macdonald
For more than twenty years, Rock & Ice magazine has published excellent writing from the world's best climbers. Now, for the first time, Rock & Ice editor Dougald MacDonald has gathered together a collection of the best of the best. The range of talent and perspective in this anthology of 25 essays is astounding. Jay Anderson reveals his obsession with an offwidth chimney on the cold high plains of southeastern Wyoming. Ruaridh Pringle, caught in a lightning storm, experiences a lifetime of terror in one climb. Weird clients and even wierder instructors are the subject of a John Long yarn. Will Gadd lets the influential, flamboyant, and iconoclastic Christian Griffith speak for himself in an insightful profile. And Christian Beckwith takes a moving and sympathetic look at the plight of Soviet climbers who disappeared from the climbing world after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Advanced Rock Climbing (How to Rock Climb Series)
By: John Long, Craig Luebben
The most comprehensive look at the subject yet. Advanced Rock Climbing picks up where John Long's How to Rock Climb leaves off, describing the climbing techniques and rope tricks of the modern rock climber. The guide covers both sport and traditional climbing, and self-rescue techniques, in Long's easy-to-read, entertaining style.
How to Rock Climb! (Falcon Guide)
By: John Long
How to Rock Climb!, this time in its third edition, has always been the most thorough rock climbing instructional book on the market. All the fundamentals--from ethics to getting up the climb--are presented in Long's classic, rib-splitting style. Totally updated to reflect today's standards in equipment, technique, and training methods, How to Rock Climb! gives beginning and intermediate climbers an edge. Inside are tips from improvement--and staying alive! Includes a glossary of terms and quick-refernence index.
Flash Training (How to Rock Climb Series)
By: Eric J. Horst
Eric Horst presents the most comprehensive look into training for rock climbing available to date. Expert contributors include: Mia Axon, Russ Clune, John Gill, Jonathan Houck, Lynn Hill, Susanne Paulson, Steve Petro, Mike Pont, Dr. Mark Robinson, Todd Skinner, Kurt Smith, Glenn Thomas, Tim Toula, and Barbara Turner RDN.
Close Calls : Climbing Mishaps & Near-Death Experiences
By: John Long
Close Calls recounts 68 true tales of climbers who let their guard down and lived to tell about it. Written in classic John Long style with a potent combination of levity and sobriety, and accompanied by Tami Knight's wickedly hilarious cartoons, this book is equal parts entertainment and instruction. Safe climbing requires constant vigilance. Even experts occasionally slip up, leaving fate to decide if the day will end in an emergency room bed or the Mountain Room Bar. Yet each scenario, regardless of the outcome, provides an opportunity to prevent similar mishaps from occurring in the future. Close Calls offers climbers a chance to learn hard lessons the easy way, from the comfort of their favorite recliner, with John Long hosting the show.
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