Ice and Mixed Climbing

Ice and Mixed Climbing

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* Will Gadd is an ESPN X Games and Ice World Cup winner * There are 1.1 million ice climbers in the U.S. (Outdoor Industry Association, 2001) * Seventh installment in The Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series qMixed climbing is my favorite discipline. It's the most fun because it has the fewest rules-sort of like professional wrestling compared to boxing.q So says Will Gadd, as profiled in Fifty Favorite Climbs. Here the champion ice climber presents the same techniques and veteran wisdom he imparts to those who attend his annual clinics. These include step-by-step instructions for the swing (ice axe), the kick (footwork), and putting it all together (tracking); how to qreadq ice to select your line and follow it safely; and drytool techniques for mixed climbing. Training exercises and inspirational stories complete this seminal guide. Will Gadd won every major ice competition in the world in 1998 and 1999, as well as the 2000 Ice World Cup. A resident of Canmore, Alberta, he has written for Climbing and Rock a Ice, among other publications. Roger Chayer's photos have appeared in Rock a Ice, Climbing, Gripped, Equinox, and the Alpine Club of Canada Journal. He lives in Calgary, Alberta. Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.A first-aid kit consisting of a roll of athletic tape, ibuprofen or stronger meds if I know how to use them, and two packs of ... A down jacket. Not synthetic, but a good, high-quality light down jacket. The whole aquot;warm when wetaquot; idea is marketinganbsp;...

Title:Ice and Mixed Climbing
Author:Will Gadd
Publisher:The Mountaineers Books - 2012-02-09


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