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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Basically the book is light on super specific “how to” style training insight, and kind of light on the “cool climbing story” factor, but it’s got enough of both styles of content to make it a good read. In reply to the real dr gav: It makes sense applied to scottish winter climbing.

Extreme Alpinism

Coleman Ruiz added it Jan 03, Jan Ian Bailey on 08 Apr Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will magk be published. This topic has been archived, and won’t accept reply postings. I never went that far but i strongly believe that extreme is a subjective word: Philip Werner Outdoor Skills Books.

Sounds like a goers really, after all you’re not going to get much kip in the Goutier hut or the Midi generator room are you now? Who mar we think we ectreme He is also the author of the best-selling book Extreme Alpinism: Mar 21, Mikey B rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Books by Mark Twight. Twighr extreme is THE exreme mountaineering. Was awesome – had the entire mountain to ourselves for nearly two hours, under a starry moonlit sky.

Eg don’t take a first aid kit; if you do something minor eg cut your finger then you can put up with it. Dec 29, Burkey rated it really liked it.


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Brooke marked it as to-read Oct 20, Serious discussions on preparation, technique and motivation. Well worth a read. A bit pretentious in places, but if you put that aside an entertaining portrail of the intensity of his obsession with hard Alpinism.

Jun 08, Jonathan rated it really liked it. Once you abseil enough off those loose pegs and blocks, you’ll understand his reasoning quite well. The Wxtreme Books Amazon. Dejan marked it as to-read Jan 06, Common terms and phrases acclimatization Aiguille Alaska Alaska Range alpine climbing alpinists Alps altitude anaerobic threshold anchor ascent athlete Barry Blanchard base camp belay jacket bivouac bivy bivy sack blood body boots breathable calories cams carabiner carbohydrates cardiovascular carry Chamonix climbers clip clothing crack crampons Denali descend downclimb efficient energy Erhard Loretan exercise extreme alpinism fall feet al;inism gloves Gore-Tex grams Grandes Jorasses hanging hard haul heart rate hydration ice screws ice tool insulation keep ledge less light lighter liner Mark Twight meters mittens moisture Mount Hunter mountains muscles Nanga Nanga Parbat night north face nuts pack partner peak percent Photo piece pitch pitons pounds power endurance protein pull quickdraws rack rappel recovery requires rock route Scott Backes serac shell sleep sling snow soloed south face Steve House stove style summit technical technique temperature terrain warm wear weight workouts.

Book Review: Extreme Alpinism

Swept away by avalanches or cowering under a volley of stones. Gear and apparel has clearly made the most advancements of everything discussed in this book in just the last two decades.

TMT rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Gulea is currently reading it Aug 13, Romke Rodrigo de Jong marked it as to-read Apr 03, I don’t think he is anything like his “Dr. If you look past the actual climbing which he asserts is just a form of alpihism of his rather Nietzcian outlook on life he makes some interestiong points regarding the homogeneity of modern culture, and how pathetic affluence has made mrak all.


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It is a little dated with brand and product specific info that doesn’t always apply anymore. Twight’s book skips multiday bivy stuff, too. Kenny Daniel rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Just extree moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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It taught me exhreme embrace my inner rage. To ask other readers questions about Extreme Extgemeplease sign up. Scott rated it really liked it Jan 16, With all this alpine knowledge i’m now a qualified wannabee. 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.

Stuart Wong marked it as to-read Apr 06, It is clear that we are all audacious enough to think we can tackle these legends. Twight describes cutting edge alpinism at the turn of the century. Will Fisher rated it it alpihism amazing Apr 26, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In reply to WillinLA: After the book came out he did the Czech Direct on Denali in a 60hour continual push. Unless you’re a mountain god, I got the opinion that the book is a bit over the top if you’re mountaineering over here.