Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

By Andy Selters

  • Release Date : 1999-11-30
  • Genre : Winter Sports
  • FIle Size : 8.44 MB
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Description

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Includes expanded and updated information on technical improvements and safetyNew sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presentedLarger format with more photographs Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue is a comprehensive course in understanding glaciers, crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and rescuing crevasse victims. Topics covered include: how glaciers form and how crevasses develop; basic principles of glacier travel; route finding; knots and harnesses; holding a fall; rescue techniques, including self-belay and what a victim should do; and glacier skiing and sled hauling. Sidebars feature descriptions of accidents and near-accidents to emphasize the importance of the techniques presented.
For more information about the author, visit his web site at www.home.earthlink.net/~wndhorse/Vision%20Quest/.

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