Backcountry Skiing

Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineer

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Backcountry Skiing is for intermediate-to-advanced backcountry skiers. Includes safety, navigation, nutrition and fitness information in addition to techniques, providing advice on how to make well-informed decisions.

The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning wilderness trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more.

In addition to mastering techniques, Backcountry Skiing also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, a discussion of emergency

Author: Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret Wheeler
No of Pages: 288
Page Size: 180 x 215 mm
ISBN 13: 9781594850387
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Published Date: December 2007
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: b/w photos
Weight: 680g

Weight 606.00 g


Author of book

Margaret Wheeler, Martin Volken, Scott Schell


Mountaineers Books

Publish Date

11 March 2006



Page size

180mm x 215mm



Number of pages


Author description

and the Alps., Martin Volken Short Biography: A native of Switzerland, the Coast Range of British Columbia

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