Military Mountaineering Contents

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PREFACE vii

CHAPTER 1. MOUNTAIN TERRAIN, WEATHER, AND HAZARDS

Section I. Mountain Terrain 1-1

1-1 Definition 1-1

1-2 Composition 1-1

1-3. Rock and Slope Types 1-1

1-4. Rock Classifications 1-2

1-5. Mountain Building 1-4

1-6. Route Classification 1-5

1-7. Cross-Country Movement 1-9

1-8. Cover and Concealment 1-10

1-9. Observation 1-10

1-10. Fields of Fire 1-11

Section II. Mountain Weather 1-11

1-11. Considerations for Planning 1-11

1-12. Mountain Air 1-12

1-13. Weather Characteristics 1-12

1-15. Humidity 1-14

1-16. Cloud Formation 1-14

1-17. Types of Clouds 1-15

1-18. Fronts 1-23

1-19. Temperature 1-23

1-20. Weather Forecasting 1-24

1-21. Recording Data 1-25

Section III. Mountain Hazards 1-27

1-22. Subjective Hazards 1-27

1-23. Objective Hazards 1-27

1-24. Weather Hazards 1-28

1-25. Avalanche Hazards 1-29

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FIELD MANUAL No. 3-97.61

*This publication supersedes TC 90-6-1, dated 26 April 1989.

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