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Description - The Hillwalker's Guide to Mountaineering by Terry Adby

A guide to the techniques, gear and skills that the ambitious hillwalker needs to tackle Britain's classic mountaineering challenges - from the tricky step of Broad Stand on the traverse from Scafell Pike to Sca Fell, to the mighty Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis - competently. There was a time when climbing and walking were completely distinct activities. But as the number of people getting out to enjoy the wonders and challenges of Britain's mountains has grown, the definition of a mountain 'walk' has changed. The book guides the hillwalker through technical terrain where the unaware can all too easily fall off. Use of the rope to abseil, belay and protect ascents and descents on steep ground, the placement of protection, gear selection, navigation, survival, scrambling and first aid skills are all dealt with as are the basic skills required for safe travel by the winter hillwalker. Features 12 great British mountaineering routes - such as the Aonach Eagach in Glen Coe, Pinnacle Ridge in the Lake District, the Cneifion Arete in Snowdonia, and Skye's wonderful Cuillin Ridge - where the practical skills may be applied when the necessary techniques, abilities and confidence have been acquired.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781852843939
ISBN-10: 1852843934
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cicerone Press
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Terry Adby

Stuart Johnston is one of Britain's foremost mountaineering guides, instructors and trainers, running winter and summer courses for all levels of mountain enthusiast, from beginner to aspiring leader or climbing professional. A member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, and a holder of the UK's highest qualification in the field - the Mountain Instructor's Certificate - Stuart is also a consultant adviser on outdoor health and safety, and a qualified instructor on Wilderness EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) courses. Stuart runs a successful climbing, adventure and training business from his base in Perth, Scotland, delivering courses throughout Britain and overseas for individuals, groups, clubs, businesses, schools and other organisations. He is co-author of the best-selling Mountain Skills Training Handbook, and an associate member of staff at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre in the Cairngorms. Stuart Johnston Mountaineering can be contacted at Terry Adby Terry Adby is a freelance writer with an interest in outdoor, adventure, environmental and travel themes. His writing has appeared in The Daily Telegraph, Scotland on Sunday, The Telegraph Magazine, Trail, On the Hill, High Mountain Sports, Climbing, Focus, Quicksilver, Spain and on The Lonely Planet website, plus numerous specialist and business magazines. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, Terry is a hillwalking mountaineer who was inspired to write this book because 'it needed to be written and nobody else had'. He has walked, scrambled and trekked in locations including Britain, the Himalaya and the Pyrenees, and has climbed in Scotland in winter and summer, getting by with a little help from his friends. Terry lives in York and can be contacted at