Contents

Preface

6

Part One: Approaching the Peaks

11

Part Four: Snow and Ice Climbing

265

1. First Steps

13

12. Snow Travel and Climbing

266

2. Clothing and Equipment

16

13. Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

315

3. Camping and Food

36

14. Ice Climbing

338

4. Routefinding and Navigation

56

15. Winter and Expedition Climbing

372

5. Wilderness Travel

79

16. Safety and Leadership

400

17. Alpine Rescue

407

Part Two: Climbing Fundamentals

89

6. Ropes, Knots, and Carabiners

90

Appendices

424

7. Belaying

108

1. The Cycle of Snow

424

8. Rappelling

136

2. Rating Systems

430

3. Lightning

437

Part Three: Rock Climbing

155

4. Supplementary Reading

439

9. Rock Climbing Technique

156

10. Leading and Placing Protection

188

Index

441

11. Aid Climbing and Pitoncraft

232

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