The Climbing Handbook is the essential reference for anyone interested in climbing, from those just discovering the sport to experienced climbers. It is a full-colour book packed with stunning photography and illustrations giving detailed and easy-to-follow guidance on every aspect of climbing. This book takes the reader from the very first steps to detailed drills to improve skills and fitness. It covers: getting started equipment essential safety skills key techniques improving skill and strength descending and ascending types of climbing. The Climbing Handbook is from the same series as the well received Sailing Handbook and forthcoming Scuba Handbook.