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|08-29-2012 04:34 AM|
Also just read while lying on the beach in Hawaii, Tremper's and Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering By Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret Wheeler.
Also in the hunt for Avy 1 course and other reading material.
|08-29-2012 03:20 AM|
It's a great read, enjoy it. I'm starting on my second read through it, and plan on getting into the backcountry for the first time this season too, but down in the eastern sierra.
Not to hijack, but does anyone have recommendations for Avy Level I classes in the eastern sierra? I've been looking at Sierra Mountain Guides (who also does intro splitboarding classes) in Bishop, but if anyone has a recommendation for the area, I'd like to hear about it.
Snowolf- if you're running that splitboard class in the late spring / early summer, I may have to make a trip up. Sounds like a good learning experience, and a great deal.
|08-28-2012 10:57 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Thx for the liberry list guys.
|08-28-2012 10:09 PM|
|ETM||I bought that book and read it many times over a 3 month period. Then I did my level 1 AST and I pretty much knew most of what was being discussed where the other guys were struggling to take in the mass of info. I also take it with me when I am at the snow and read it at night etc, just flip to a random page and start reading.|
|08-28-2012 02:22 PM|
|BurtonAvenger||Thank god it's not a photo of the Transworld Buyers Guide I'd probably scream, Good book though!|
|08-28-2012 01:23 PM|
FOTH is an excellent book. Especially if you are going to get into more of the mountaineering side of things. Which being in the PNW, I don't know why you wouldn't.
Another book that I would recommend picking up is the Avalanche Handbook. It's sort of dry, but it is the Freedom of the Hills for avalanche professionals. It covers everything. Worth having on your shelf.
Bruce Tremper's book is tops. Good choice on reading it. Take a level I after reading it and you'll be very happy.
|08-28-2012 10:56 AM|
i'm assuming you're talking about Bruce Tremper's book (EDIT: couldn't see the pic at first!) ... good shit fo sho
the next book to get (also known as a 'bible') is Mountaineering: the Freedom of the Hills
... not based strictly on avalanche stuff, but an invaluable resource for anyone spending much time in the alpine.
|08-28-2012 10:35 AM|
Gettin myself educated!
My "bible" came in the mail!
Just a few pages in so far, but I've flipped through it a couple times already. Holy tons of information! I'm also researching Level 1 classes in the PNW as well (4 or 5 of us are planning on attending). I'm definitely starting to get ready for my first splitboarding season!