The Climber's Handbook

The Climber's Handbook

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Updated edition of a bestselling climbing book


Climbing, one of the world's fastest growing sports, is a demanding discipline requiring concentration, courage, physical strength and dexterity, specific equipment and skills, and a thorough knowledge of the climbing environment. Respected mountaineer Garth Hattingh gives clear instruction on all forms of climbing, from sport climbing to scaling Alpine peaks. The sport is explained in detail, with solid information on current equipment, techniques, skills, navigation methods, and emergency procedures. Stunning pictures and clear diagrams inspire and inform both new enthusiasts and experienced climbers. The text has been fully updated by the author and new images showcase the very latest in techniques and equipment.

  • New updated edition of a bestselling climbing book with many new photos 
  • Skills and techniques for all climbing styles including rock, snow, ice, and alpine climbing
  • The latest in specialist climbing equipment plus emergency and rescue techniques

Book Specifications

Additional Information

Sub Heading 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780811735674
Author Garth Hattingh
Binding Paperback
Extent 280mm x 220mm, 160 pages
Illustrations 100 drawings and 200 colour photographs
Ebook No
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