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"Yvon Chouinard's mountain climbing Ice isn't just the ultimate at the topic, however the first phrases from all American press on sleek ice recommendations. mountain climbing Ice isn't any beginner's handbook, yet fairly a compendium at the recreation. The e-book explores the heritage of snow and mountain climbing, information innovations from the sleek and gentle French approach to relocating on ice to slicing steps and front-pointing on crampons. additionally it is priceless chapters on gear, the formation and constitution of snow and ice and avalanches.

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