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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Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Ivan added it Feb 12, Did that twiht a very minor scale last year, and only for the one night – wandered up to the Gouter hut late one evening, had some food, hung around for an hour or two then went straight up MB without even trying to settle down for the night.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 16, Motus rated it it was amazing. In reply to Norrie Muir: He mustn’t have got to that chapter by then.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This has aided me no end in my bumbling over the winter. What’s the origin of the expression in this context? You can never have too many books.


Gear and apparel has clearly made the most advancements of everything discussed in this book in just the last two decades. This is a great idea ,ark you can do it – since all the bivi equipment can then by definition be left at home. Must read for anyone who is interested in mountain-related sports such as trail-running, hiking, rock-climbing, backcountry hunting et al.

If Freedom of the Hills is the bible of climbing, this is the new testament.

Twight’s book skips multiday bivy stuff, too. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. David December 23, at 8: This is how you stay alive for another ascent. 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 tdight both styles of content to make it a good read. It will encourage you to remain a middle grade punter and not get into extreme alpinism.

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In reply to al siddons: Of the many aspects of this book that are questionable this chapter seems the most relevant today. Stephen December 25, at I particularly like his advice on abseiling: Ttwight a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A great, incredibly informative book!

I reckon enough get knocked off abbing in the normal way without encouraging beginners to “save a bit of weight”. To ask other readers questions about Extreme Alpinismplease sign up. Dear Norrie, His advice is to wear mitts. Bivy sack or a tent 6.


Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, High, and Fast

Throughout, Twight makes it clear that the two things he refuses to compromise are safety and slpinism climbing ethics. Jan 07, Roxana rated it it was amazing Shelves: So where does the hard-core aspirant or dreamer turn?

But a bit like the complex abbing tecniques, the danger is some people may take him seriously and do it! There are plenty of pieces of information that can be applied to the amateur alpinist around training and being successful.

Extreme Alpinism by Mark F. Twight

Anything major like ram your lower leg through your knee then the first aid kit will be useless. Most Popular Searches climber turned ultralight hiker vapour barrier mark twight.

NipuNika marked it as to-read May 03, I suppose it’s extrsme toughy joke but I would still say it’s a bit daft I plead ignorance here, as in many things.

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