Extreme Alpinism has ratings and 20 reviews. Covers character, psychological training, physical training, strength, endurance, nutrition, clothing, g. Extreme Alpinism has 19 ratings and 1 review. Andrew said: Must read for anyone who is interested in mountain-related sports such as trail-running, hikin. Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, Fast, and High is a great book that is about way more than mountain climbing. Written by Mark Twight and James Mason, it.
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Twight describes cutting edge alpinism at the turn of the century.
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I will get into these more later on. Most of what is described is an advancement over and above the majority of al;inism mountaineering world had done to date and still does today.
His book covers every topic you could possibly want; the mental game, training, nutrition, gear, extremf. For more up-to-date information read Freedom of the Hills.
Of the many aspects of this book that are questionable this chapter seems the most relevant today. It covers the mental game, your attitude and character when tackling goals as big as giants. We will always have to accept fear, failure, experience suffering, and be open to learning through experience.
Gain the perspectives of a master at the top of his craft here. You can see the beginnings of a comprehensive endurance mindset that has good thought behind it but alpinixm since been proven wrong. I can appreciate this as we looked up research papers which disprove these theories as recently as So good on you Mark. Gear and apparel has clearly made the most advancements of everything discussed in this book in just the last two decades.
Twight covers techniques that if we remove dated equipment from the equation is quite a good resource for ascending, descending, and how to stay alive. He makes us consider the realities of what alpinism entails. Death and injury are a very real risk that should not be completely disregarded.
The importance of selecting a partner with similar values, which I will cover in a later post, becomes evident that it is more important than selecting the right crampons. Peppered throughout the chapters are harrowing tales sxtreme climbing each with its own distinct moral.
It is clear that we are all audacious enough to think we can tackle these legends. Who do we think we are?!
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Equipment Gear and apparel has clearly made the most advancements of everything discussed in this book in just the last two decades. Technique Twight covers techniques that if we remove dated equipment from the equation is quite a good resource for ascending, descending, and how to stay alive. Extreme Alpinism See other recommended books Share this: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your twught address will not be published.