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Rucksack Guide - Mountaineering in Remote Areas of the World - cover

Rucksack Guide - Mountaineering in Remote Areas of the World

Alun Richardson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport

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Summary

Rucksack Guide - Mountaineering in Remote Areas of the World 
is your essential handbook for planning and undertaking mountaineering 
expeditions around the world. It offers concise guidance and support 
for whatever situations you might find yourself in, including: 
 
where to go: tips on gaining sponsorship, permits and the best times to visit 
dangerous animals: dealing with creatures that bite, sting or suck your blood 
environmental issues: minimising your impact on the environment 
safety: essential procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, your party and others on the mountain 
emergencies: guidance on what to do in extreme situations. 
 
The book is colour-coded for easy reference and all information is 
presented in lists and tables, making it simple to understand in 
testing conditions. 
 
The Rucksack Guide series is taken from Mountaineering: The essential skills for mountain walkers and climbers, the definitive handbook for hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers.

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