Backcountry Skier PDF ePub eBook

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Backcountry Skier free pdf Backcountry skiing is like camping and hiking on skis. It combines the seclusion of cross-country skiing with the thrill of Alpine skiing. This text covers technique, conditioning, nutrition, navigation, winter camping and survival, and how to detect and avoid avalanches.

About Jean Vives

Jean Vives is uniquely qualified to write this book. He has more than 30 years of backcountry skiing and mountaineering experience. Plus, his doctoral research on backcountry skiing won him the Charles S. Houston Award from the Wilderness Medical Society. In addition to skiing the Haute Route in the Swiss Alps between Chamonix and Zermatt, he has twice skied the Colorado Haute Route from Winter Park to Crested Butte. The latter took 28 days to complete and covered 170 miles, making it the longest ski tour in the United States using Alpine touring equipment. Vives has published numerous articles on backcountry skiing that have appeared in "Outside, Powder, " and "Ski" magazines. A former codirector of Aspen Alpine Guides and member of Aspen Mountain Rescue, he has climbed and trekked all over the world. As a professor at Kathmandu University in Nepal, he taught high-altitude exercise physiology. Vives lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Details Book

Author : Jean Vives
Publisher : Human Kinetics Europe Ltd
Data Published : 01 September 1998
ISBN : 0880116501
EAN : 9780880116503
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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