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Pour ceux et celles qui désirent obtenir des références plus techniques sur la randonnée, l'alpinisme et tout ce qui touche de près et de loin à la montagne, voici quelques excellentes suggestions provenant de l'éditeur The Mountaineers Books. Ces livres sont disponibles en ligne sur ou directement à partir du site web de The Mountaineers Books (prévoir des frais de transport pour la livraison à votre domicile). Pour vous aider à retrouver les livres, j'ai pris le soin d'inclure les numéros ISBN. Bonne lecture!

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 8th edition
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Mountaineers Books - 592 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-59485-138-4
Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition -- it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than 40 experts -- all active climbers and climbing educators -- reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolutions in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.
Altitude Illness: Prevention & Treatment, 2nd Edition
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Mountaineers Books - 160 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-89886-685-8
This edition of Altitude Illness provides the latest information on prevention and treatment of altitude illness -- from preparing for altitude to recognizing and treating the symptoms of acute mountain sickness, including high altitude pulmonary and cerebral edemas. Suited for both novice and seasoned hikers, climbers, trekkers, and skiers, Altitude Illness, 2nd Ed., also includes an updated examination of how altitude interacts with certain drugs, a new section on using the web to find more information about altitude illness, and much more.
Climbing: Training for Peak Performance, 2nd edition
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Mountaineers Books - 320 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-59485-098-1
Climbers at all levels benefit from working to build core strength, opening the door to higher levels of achievement. This important edition in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series covers everything you need to improve your climbing fitness in ways that takes your performance to the next level. There is even instruction on yoga, Pilates, and herbal supplements, as well as a section on core training. Climbing: Training for Peak Performance also contains information about rehabilitation after an injury, plus several new training programs.
Snow Travel: Skills for Climbing, Hiking, and Moving Across Snow
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Mountaineers Books - 208 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-59485-720-1
Knowing how to travel on snow is an essential skill for many hikers, climbers, peak baggers, and skiers/snowboarders. Snow Travel: Skills for Climbing, Hiking, and Moving Across Snow (Mountaineers Outdoor Experts Series) is a comprehensive how-to book covering all the essential techniques for kicking steps, using crampons, and using an ice ax for going up, traversing, resting, and descending snow. Author Mike Zawaski, a longtime climber and instructor with the Colorado Outward Bound School brings a whole new level of detail to the art and skill of kicking steps and using your ice ax to help you travel safely and efficiently on snow. You will find detailed descriptions of techniques not found together in other books including: climbing over a lip, the decision-making process, how to choose a route, snow hazards, putting on and removing skis on a steep slope, self-arresting with ski poles, and much more.
Alpine Climbing: Techniques To Take You Higher
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Mountaineers Books - 272 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-89886-749-7
This intermediate-level guide addresses tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain including rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude -- approximately 5000 meters (16,000 feet) and lower. The technical protection systems are covered, of course. But 30 years of alpine climbing experience has convinced the authors that mastery -- and safety -- lie in the far more difficult task of knowing exactly which techniques to use, where and when. Therefore, they teach step-by-step decision-making skills, providing scenarios, checklists, and self-posed questions to inform the decision process. Alpine Climbing assumes some prior knowledge, primarily in rock climbing skills and techniques. Basic knots, belaying, rappelling, building rock anchors, leading, placing rock protection, and movement skills on rock: variations of these skills that are of particular value in the alpine environment are addressed in this book.
The Outdoor Knots Book
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Mountaineers Books - 160 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-89886-962-0
It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart by activity. Chapters include Knots Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Knots for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik knot to the Autoblock), Knots for Canoeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!

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