Navigation in the Mountains

The definitive guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders The official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes
Author: Carlo Forte
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 0954151186
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 300
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Navigation in the Mountains - The Definitive Guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders is the official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes. Packed with essential information and techniques, this handbook is split into sections including: all aspects of mountain navigation; the additional techniques required in winter; adaptations in navigation techniques for use overseas; the use of GPS; digital mapping; and the teaching of navigation. This book is the reference tool for all walkers who wish to maintain or improve their navigation techniques as well as containing specific ideas for anyone wanting to help teach and lead others. Its functional design with easy reference colour coded pages, striking illustrations that complement the text and inspiring photographs make this book an indispensable guide. It is the fourth in a series of manuals and has been written and compiled by Carlo Forte, the Chief Instructor at the National Mountain Centre, Plas y Brenin, and it is published by Mountain Training UK.


The official handbook of the Mountain Training walking schemes
Author: Steve Long
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 0993033709
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 300
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Hillwalking is an indispensable guide to the skills required for summer hill walking and is a major reference book for those who wish to lead groups in the UK and Ireland. It is the official handbook for Mountain Training's walking schemes. This fully updated third edition covers every aspect of walking in the hills, from clothing and equipment to access and the environment. It also covers camping, route finding and navigation, the weather, party management, hazards and risk management, and incidents and first aid. The book contains new information about access to the hills and advice for leaders working with people with disabilities. The navigation section has also been expanded to include major updates about digital mapping and GPS devices in this increasingly technological age. Written by International Mountain Guide Steve Long with contributions from staff at the National Mountaineering Centre Plas y Brenin, Hillwalking is endorsed by the British Mountaineering Council, Mountaineering Council of Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland. The publisher, Mountain Training, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and currently oversees 13 skills and leadership schemes in walking, climbing and mountaineering.

Hill Walking

The Official Handbook of the Mountain Leader and Walking Group Leader Schemes
Author: Steve Long
Publisher: Mountain Training Trust
ISBN: 9780954151102
Category: Mountaineering
Page: 208
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Electric Wiring: Domestic offers a practical guide to home wiring to professional standards. This makes it useful for serious DIY work, especially for letting or resale and for non-electricians undertaking the wiring work involved in plumbing, central heating, security alarms, television and aerial installation, and telephone installation.

Nature of Snowdonia

Author: Mike Raine
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095108
Category: Botany
Page: 176
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The first complete field guide for the mountains of Snowdonia through the seasons, its plants, animals and rocks. Everything you're likely to see in the hills at that time of year is here in one volume. Follow the seasons of Snowdonia; winter is the perfect time for studying rocks and lichen; in spring the bog flowers flourish and beautiful orchids bloom; summer brings fruits and flowers, and the trees are in full leaf; in autumn an amazing display of funghi appear, the hill farms are busy again in preparation for winter and as the nights draw in it is time again to sit beside the fire and tell tales of local myth and legend. A little knowledge of thyme, tormentil and thrift will enhance your day in the hills. Fossil trilobytes and roche moutonn'e (rock sheep), bogbean beer and caterpillar fungus, are just some of the fascinating things you will discover.

Winter Skills

Author: Andy Cunningham,Allen Fyffe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780954151133
Category: Mountaineering
Page: 272
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Written by a mountain guide and a mountaineering instructor, this book's functional design with easy-reference, colour-coded pages and full colour images make it an indispensable guide to the skills required for winter walking and climbing.

Ultimate Navigation Manual

Author: Lyle Brotherton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007424612
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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All the techniques you need to become an expert navigator.


The Freedom of the Hills
Author: Don Graydon
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898863093
Category: Mountaineering
Page: 447
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Revised, the 5th edition redefines the basics with the latest information on climbing techniques, snow and glacier travel, weather, safety, first aid, and leadership. Expanded chapters on first steps, belaying, and aid climbing and pitoncraft, plus several new sections on rock climbing, help broaden skill and expertise. Freedom covers the latest in equipment, including plastic boots, specialized rock shoes, step-in/clamp-on crampons, interior-frame packs, modern.

Hostile Habitats

Scotland's Mountain Environment
Author: Nick Kempe,Mark Wrightham,Scottish Mountaineering Trust,Scottish Natural Heritage (Agency)
Publisher: Scottish Mountaineering Club
ISBN: 9780907521938
Category: Mountains
Page: 256
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Compiled by some of the country's leading experts in their fields, this book offers a detailed introduction to the natural and man-made environment of Scotland's mountains, written by hillwalkers for hillwalkers.

Mountaincraft and Leadership

Author: Eric Langmuir
Publisher: Mlte (Mountain Leader Training England)
ISBN: 9780956886903
Page: 453
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The title has become established as one of the authoritative texts in the field of UK mountaineering and hillwalking, both for the recreational participant and those leading others in the hills. It is now published by The Mountain Training Boards of England and Scotland. It has been thoroughly rewritten by a team of experts and specialists.

International Mountain Trekking

A Practical Manual for Trekkers and Leaders
Author: Plas y Brenin (Wales) National Mountain Centre
Publisher: Mountain Training UK
ISBN: 9780954151171
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 186
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Written by the team that train International Mountain Leaders, this is the definitive and comprehensive textbook on how to go trekking in mountains around the world. It covers every aspect of trekking: planning, travelling, accommodation, in-country support, the environment, staying healthy, dealing with problems, altitude, navigation, weather and hazards such as rivers, rocky ground and snow.

Rock Climbing

Essertial Skills and Techniques
Author: Libby Peter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780954151119
Category: Rock climbing
Page: 226
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The official instructional guide for rock climbers. A reference tool for those who wish to climb, instruct, coach and lead.

Safety on Mountains

Author: Jon Garside
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780903908191
Category: Mountaineering
Page: 88
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'Safety on Mountans' is full of advice for hill walkers. It highlights the essential skills and techniques needed to survive whilst on a mountainside. Topics covered include emergency procedures, first aid, crampon use, access and conservation and much more.

How to Shit in the Woods, 3rd Edition

An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
Author: Kathleen Meyer
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607740186
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 136
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It’s the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods, jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as “the most important environmental book of the decade” by Books of the Southwest, and in its second as “the real shit” by the late, great, outdoor photographer Galen Rowell, this bestselling guide is often called the “backpacker’s bible” and has sold more than 2.5 million copies in eight languages. Author Kathleen Meyer continues to pioneer the way with her inimitable voice—at once humorous, irreverent, and direct—examining the latest techniques for graceful backcountry elimination, and answering a desperate cry from nature concerning environmental precautions in our ever-shrinking wilds. World changes come fast and furious, and in the backcountry it is no different. The practice of “packing-it-out,” adopted to protect high use areas and fragile eco-systems, is here to stay. We are now often urged to haul our poop home. Or with increasing frequency, the whole business is mandatory. To assist with all this responsible human waste disposal, Meyer’s new edition features the latest in product innovations, from classy high-tech to inexpensive do-it-yourself. She covers the most current solutions to the health risks of drinking straight from wilderness waterways; presents a raft of natural substitutes for the purist swearing off toilet tissue; and offers a wealth of new recommendations for ladies who must make do without a loo. This down-to-earth guide has been employed as a training aid for scout troops, outdoor schools, and wilderness programs for inner-city youth; for rangers with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management; as well as for whitewater rafting guides, backcountry outfitters, and members of the military. In rowing hundreds of urbanites down whitewater rivers, Meyer honed her squatting skills and found she “wasn’t alone in the klutz department.” Her delightfully shameless discussion of a once-shameful activity, her erudite examination of its associated vocabulary, and her unapologetic promotion of its colorful vernacular make How to Shit in the Woods essential and vastly entertaining reading for anyone who’s ever paused at the edge of the forest and pondered: “Where do I go to go?” From the Trade Paperback edition.

US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76

Author: United States Department of Defense
Publisher: Ravenio Books
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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This survival manual is organized as follows: Chapter 1. Introduction Survival Actions Pattern for Survival Chapter 2. Psychology of Survival A Look at Stress Natural Reactions Preparing Yourself Chapter 3. Survival Planning and Survival Kits Importance of Planning Survival Kits Chapter 4. Basic Survival Medicine Requirements for Maintenance of Health Medical Emergencies Lifesaving Steps Bone and Joint Injury Bites and Stings Wounds Environmental Injuries Herbal Medicines Chapter 5. Shelters Shelter Site Selection Types of Shelters Chapter 6. Water Procurement Water Sources Still Construction Water Purification Water Filtration Devices Chapter 7. Firecraft Basic Fire Principles Site Selection and Preparation Fire Material Selection How to Build a Fire How to Light a Fire Chapter 8. Food Procurement Animals for Food Traps and Snares Killing Devices Fishing Devices Preparation of Fish and Game for Cooking and Storage Chapter 9. Survival Use of Plants Edibility of Plants Plants for Medicine Miscellaneous Uses of Plants Chapter 10. Poisonous Plants How Plants Poison All About Plants Rules for Avoiding Poisonous Plants Contact Dermatitis Ingestion Poisoning Chapter 11. Dangerous Animals Insects and Arachnids Leeches Bats Poisonous Snakes Dangerous Lizards Dangers in Rivers Dangers in Bays and Estuaries Saltwater Dangers Chapter 12. Field-Expedient Weapons, Tools, and Equipment Clubs Edged Weapons Other Expedient Weapons Lashing and Cordage Rucksack Construction Clothing and Insulation Cooking and Eating Utensils Chapter 13. Desert Survival Terrain Environmental Factors Need for Water Heat Casualties Precautions Desert Hazards Chapter 14. Tropical Survival Tropical Weather Jungle Types Travel Through Jungle Areas Immediate Considerations Water Procurement Food Poisonous Plants Chapter 15. Cold Weather Survival Cold Regions and Locations Windchill Basic Principles of Cold Weather Survival Hygiene Medical Aspects Cold Injuries Shelters Fire Water Food Travel Weather Signs Chapter 16. Sea Survival The Open Sea Seashores Chapter 17. Expedient Water Crossings Rivers and Streams Rapids Rafts Flotation Devices Other Water Obstacles Vegetation Obstacles Chapter 18. Field-Expedient Direction Finding Using the Sun and Shadows Using the Moon Using the Stars Making Improvised Compasses Other Means of Determining Direction Chapter 19. Signaling Techniques Application Means for Signaling Codes and Signals Aircraft Vectoring Procedures Chapter 20. Survival Movement in Hostile Areas Phases of Planning Execution Return to Friendly Control Chapter 21. Camouflage Personal Camouflage Methods of Stalking Chapter 22. Contact With People Contact With Local People The Survivor’s Behavior Changes to Political Allegiance Chapter 23. Survival in Man-Made Hazards The Nuclear Environment Biological Environments Chemical Environments

Mountain and Moorland Navigation

Author: Kevin Walker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906095567
Page: 204
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Kevin sums up his approach to navigation as follows: "Successful navigation should be simple and straightforward, and when done correctly, it will enhance the pleasure you get from the outdoors, not detract from it." His book reflects this view and is a concise and practical explanation of how to find your way in mountains and moorland. Everything you need to know is here, from map reading to navigating in poor visibility. Simple descriptions alongside clear illustrations help the reader to put Kevin's advice into practice, and master the knowledge and techniques needed to navigate in all conditions. Kevin Walker lives in the Brecon Beacons area of mid Wales, and has been a professional mountain leader and hill guide for almost four decades. A self-confessed mountain addict, he ran Mountain Leader training courses for several years, and has written many books including Mountain Hazards, Wild Country Camping, The Essential Hillwalkers¿ Guide, and Undiscovered Wales. He runs a wide range of navigation, hill skills and mountaincraft courses, as well as offering personal tuition, 1:1 coaching, and private guiding.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Scottish Sport Climbs

A Comprehensive Guide by Leading Scottish Sport Climbers
Author: Rab Anderson,Dave MacLeod,Andrew Nisbet,Neil Morrison,Neil Shepherd,Paul Tattersall,Ian Taylor,Andy Wilby
Publisher: Scottish Mountaineering Club
ISBN: 9781907233159
Category: Rock climbing
Page: 344
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A sport climbing guide for Scotland written by 18 of the leading Scottish sport climbers. It contains 1300 routes, from grades 3 to 9a spread across 100 crags from the Central Belt to Shetland and Arisaig to Aberdeen. Lavishly illustrated, it contains maps, diagrams and a colour-coded route grading system.

The Book of the Bivvy

Author: Ronald Turnbull
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849658773
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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A guide to bivvybag skills and expeditions, The Book of The Bivvy is a half-and-half mix of how to do it and why to do it (or how not to do it, and why not to do it). Accounts of expeditions, both nice and nasty, alternate with practical chapters about the technicalities of the breathable membrane, how little kit you really can get away with and the secrets of lightweight long distance. The book closes with a selection of bivvybag expeditions to initiate the unwary into the secrets. Ronald's informed, humorous, instructive, wry look at the world of the bivouac is certainly the first, and perhaps the last, word on this unexplored territory. Along the way Ronald shows that 1900 to 1969 was the dark age of the bivouac, how Diogenes (the Cynic) bivvied under timber, and that the Eiger was climbed only through improved bivvying technique.