Includes expanded and updated information on technical improvements and safety New sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presented Larger format with more photographs Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue is a comprehensive course in understanding glaciers, crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and rescuing crevasse victims. Topics covered include: how glaciers form and how crevasses develop; basic principles of glacier travel; route finding; knots and harnesses; holding a fall; rescue techniques, including self-belay and what a victim should do; and glacier skiing and sled hauling. Sidebars feature descriptions of accidents and near-accidents to emphasize the importance of the techniques presented. For more information about the author, visit his web site at www.home.earthlink.net/~wndhorse/Vision%20Quest/.Kevlar cord should never be used for a prusik because ita#39;s quite stiff and its fibers readily break down with repeated flexing. ... lightness, comfort, and ease of use. lt consists of a simple prusik loop (made from 40 to 45 inches of cord) clipped to a locking or doubled carabiner on the seat harness ... FOOT. STIRRUPS. To make anbsp;...
|Title||:||Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue|
|Publisher||:||The Mountaineers Books - 2012-02-09|