Navigation in the Mountains

The definitive guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders The official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes

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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.

Navigation in the Mountains

The definitive guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders The official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes

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Author: Carlo Forte

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 0954151186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 7859

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.

Winter Skills

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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.

Mountain Navigation

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Author: Peter Cliff

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9781871890556

Category: Hiking

Page: 58

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Hillwalking

The official handbook of the Mountain Training walking schemes

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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.

Nature of Snowdonia

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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.

Hill Walking

The Official Handbook of the Mountain Leader and Walking Group Leader Schemes

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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.

Ultimate Navigation Manual

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Author: Lyle Brotherton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007424612

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 2973

All the techniques you need to become an expert navigator.

Mountaincraft and Leadership

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Author: Eric Langmuir

Publisher: Mlte (Mountain Leader Training England)

ISBN: 9780956886903

Category:

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.

Hostile Habitats

Scotland's Mountain Environment

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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

A Handbook for Mountaineers and Hillwalking Leaders in the British Isles

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Author: Eric Langmuir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781850602958

Category: Leadership

Page: 472

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International Mountain Trekking

A Practical Manual for Trekkers and Leaders

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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.

Safety on Mountains

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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

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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.

Mountain and Moorland Navigation

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Author: Kevin Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906095567

Category:

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.

Rock Climbing

Essertial Skills and Techniques

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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.

The Interpretation of Cultures

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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.

Getting to Grips with GPS

Mastering the Skills of GPS Navigation and Digital Mapping

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Author: Peter Judd,Simon Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904207382

Category: Digital mapping

Page: 180

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GPS navigation and digital mapping is the new 'map and compass'. This practical guide holds the hand of the user while he or she learns how to use this new technology. The tips, tasks and 'check your learning' boxes are designed to make this process as easy as possible - even fun.

Climbing the Seven Summits

A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents' Highest Peaks

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Author: Mike Hamill

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594856494

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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CLICK HERE to download the first 50 pages from Climbing the Seven Summits * First and only guidebook to climbing all Seven Summits * Full color with 125 photographs and 24 maps including a map for each summit route * Essential information on primary climbing routes and travel logistics for mountaineers, with historical and cultural anecdotes for armchair readers Aconcagua. Denali. Elbrus. Everest. Kilimanjaro. Kosciuszko. Vinson. To a climber, these mountains are known as the Seven Summits* -- the highest peaks on each continent. If you've ever dreamed of climbing Denali or Everest, or joining the even more exclusive "Seven Summiters " club, then Climbing the Seven Summits is the guidebook you need to turn your dream into reality. With Mike Hamill as your guide, you will discover different approaches to tackling the list, as well as details on what you'll need to plan an expedition and what to expect from each climb. For each mountain you'll learn about documents and immunizations, expedition costs, training, guiding options, climbing styles, best seasons, essential gear, day-by-day itineraries, summit routes, maps showing approaches and camps, regional natural history, cultural notes, and even post-climb activities like going on safari in Africa or wine-touring in South America. Throughout you'll also find helpful and inspiring stories from the likes of Conrad Anker, Vern Tejas, Damien Gildea, Eric Simonson, and other famed climbers. Special insider tips from Hamill, based on his years of experience, as well as full-color photographs of each peak round out this collectible guidebook. And, because there remains some controversy about whether Kosciuszko in Australia or Carstenz Pyramid on the island of New Guinea is the "seventh summit," this guidebook to the Seven Summits actually covers eight mountains! *Within mountaineering circles there is debate over which peaks are considered the official Seven Summits. For the purposes of this guidebook, the Seven Summits are based on the continental model used in Western Europe, the United States, and Australia, also referred to as the 'Bass list.'

Navigating English Grammar

A Guide to Analyzing Real Language

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Author: Anne Lobeck,Kristin Denham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111834023X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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An engaging and fresh take on the rules and politics of English grammar, written in lively prose. It goes a step further than most books on grammar by providing an overview of the field, with a discussion of historical and current debates about grammar, and how we define, discuss, and approach it. Presents a novel, inquiry-based approach to understanding speakers' unconscious knowledge of English grammar Makes lucid connections, when relevant, with current linguistic theory Integrates language change and variation into the study of grammar Examines historical sources of socially evaluative perceptions of grammar, as 'good' or 'bad', and notions of language authority Provides syntactic explanations for many modern punctuation rules Explores some of the current controversies about grammar teaching in school and the role of Standard English in testing and assessment