The Hillwalker's Guide to Mountaineering

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Oktober 2003



There was a time when climbing and walking were completely distinct activities. But as the number of people getting out to enjoy the wonders and challenges of Britain's mountains has grown, the definition of a mountain 'walk' has changed. The Hillwalker's Guide to Mountaineering features the techniques, gear and approaches that the active and ambitious hill-walker needs to be equipped with to competently tackle Britain's classic mountaineering challenges, from the tricky step of Broad Stand on the traverse from Scafell Pike to Sca Fell, to the mighty Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis.


Part I - From Hillwalking to Mountaineering

When is a Walk not a Walk?

Where do you Start?

The Grade Debate

Drawing the Line

Part 2 - The Skills for the Hills

Planning and Preparation


Mountaineering Kit: the Essentials



Interpreting Mountain Weather

Scrambling or Rock Climbing?

Technical Gear: Choosing it and Using it

Know your Knots


Protecting a Pitch

Tying in to Anchors

Moving Together

Climbing Calls


Water Hazards in the Mountains

The Winter Mountains

Winter Equipment and How to Use it


Keep Practising

A & E

Part 3 - Mountaineering in Britain

Tryfan North Ridge (direct)

Forcan Ridge (direct)

Fiacaill Ridge/Buttress

Wistow Crags

Scafell Pike - Scafell Traverse via Broad Stand

Pinnacle Ridge

Curved Ridge

Aonach Eagach

Cneifion Arete

Clach Glas - Blaven Traverse

Coire Lagan Round

Tower Ridge


Terry Adby is a freelance writer and experienced hillwalker, who has aspired to and undertaken many aspects of mountaineering, while Stuart Johnston is co-author of a best-selling mountain skills handbook, and is a leading mountain skills trainer at Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms.
EAN: 9781852843939
ISBN: 1852843934
Untertitel: Essential Skills for Britain's Classic Routes. illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cicerone Press Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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