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Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series)
Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series)
by Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret Wheeler
Paperback from Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594850380

Martin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountains. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning wilderness trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more.

In addition to mastering techniques, Backcountry Skiing also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, a discussion of emergency situations, nutrition and fitness advice, and winter camping basics. Throughout this guide, a special emphasis is put on being well-informed and making good decisions-whenever you strap on your skis and skins and head out into the backcountry.

 
Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously
Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously
by Bill McKibben
Paperback from Rodale Books
Media Published: 2010-
ISBN: 1605291242
A new edition of a classic McKibben book about what it takes to be a world-class athlete and where the true meaning of endurance can be found.
At 37, the celebrated writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben took a break from the life of the mind to put himself to the ultimate test: devoting a year to train as a competitive cross-country skier. Consulting with personal trainers, coaches, and doctors at the US Olympic Center, he followed the rigorous training regimen of a world-class athlete.Along the way, he learned to cope with his physical limitations and, when his father was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, discovered something about the real meaning of endurance.Told with his trademark intelligence, humor, and honesty, Long Distance is an insightful examination of
the culture and mind-set of endurance athletes, and a moving and inspiring meditation on finding balance in our often harried lives.At the age of 37, bestselling author and journalist Bill McKibben stepped out of the ordinary routine of his life to spend a year in "real training" as a cross-country skier. With the help of a trainer-slash-guru, McKibben took on a regimen equivalent to that of an Olympic endurance athlete's, running and skiing for hours every day in preparation for a series of grueling long-distance ski races. What prompted this successful writer with an admitted aversion to competitive sports to push himself so hard, for so long? 
Partly it was pure selfishness; after a decade as an environmental writer and activist, I needed a break from failing to save the world. But mostly it was curiosity that drove me. By year's end I hoped I'd have more sense of what life lived through the body felt like.
If Long Distance begins as a story about the transformation of the body and what it means to challenge one's physical limits, it evolves into a thoughtful lesson about a wholly different kind of endurance. Halfway through McKibben's training, his father was diagnosed with the most virulent form of brain cancer. As McKibben was reaching peak condition, his father's life lurched toward an end, forcing McKibben to snap out of his self-inflicted self-absorption. He had tried to think of endurance as "the ability to fight through the drama of pain. But now I understood it, too, as a kind of elegance, a lightness that could only come from such deep comfort with yourself that you began to forget about yourself." And the elegance of Long Distance is in its ultimate lesson that each of us has a mind, a body, and a spirit, and we must find our strength in all three realms. --Svenja Soldovieri
 
Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)
Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)
by Steve Hindman
Paperback from Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898868629

Instruction by a member of the national Nordic Demonstration Team, for the novice to intermediate cross-country
 
Free-Heel Skiing: Telemark and Parallel Techniques for All Conditions
Free-Heel Skiing: Telemark and Parallel Techniques for All Conditions
by Paul Parker
Paperback from Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898864127

Incorporating the best and most recent techniques from both alpine and Nordic skiing, Free-heel Skiing presents skiers with the latest methods for tackling the full range of terrain and snow. Everything from beginning turns to advanced telemark techniques is covered, along with tips for choosing and caring for equipment and suggestions for conditioning and strength training.

In this bible for telemark skiers, author Paul Parker covers everything you'll need to know to free your heel.

 
Colorado Hut to Hut Vol. 2
Colorado Hut to Hut Vol. 2

Paperback from Westcliffe Publishers
ISBN: 1565793854

COLORADO HUT TO HUT

 
Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Maine and New Hampshire: Classic Ski and Snowboard Tours in Maine and New Hampshire
Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Maine and New Hampshire: Classic Ski and Snowboard Tours in Maine and New Hampshire
by David Goodman
Paperback from Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN: 1878239643
 Detailed descriptions and topographic maps for more than 20 tours--including Tuckerman Ravine--plus important gear and safety information, make this guide a must-have for every backcountry skier.
 
Cross Country Cat
Cross Country Cat
by Mary Calhoun, Erick Ingraham
Hardcover from William Morrow & Co
ISBN: 0688221866

When he becomes lost in the mountains, a cat with the unusual ability of walking on two legs finds his way home on cross-country skis.

 
Exploring Washington s Wild Areas: A Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, Climbers, Cross-Country Skiers, Paddlers
Exploring Washington's Wild Areas: A Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, Climbers, Cross-Country Skiers, Paddlers
by Marge Mueller, Ted Mueller
Paperback from Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898868076

EXPLORING WILD AREAS:COLORADO
 

 
 
 
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