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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Extreme Alpinism

Anything major like ram your lower leg through your knee then the twiyht aid kit will be useless. Is another great resource and has been updated from my understanding. His book covers every topic you could possibly want; the mental game, training, nutrition, gear, techniques.

Maybe i’ll just stock up on energy gels and be good to climb in Alaska, right? Gain the perspectives of a master at the top of his craft here. For more information on Martin and his newly released book with Braided River, please visit www. If you look past the actual climbing which he asserts is just a form of expression of his rather Nietzcian outlook on life he makes some interestiong points regarding the homogeneity of modern culture, and how pathetic affluence has made us all.

Character and attitude- training for phychological fitness; Advanced techniques for climbing fast, light, and high; Strenght training, cardiovascular conditioning, and nutrition; Tips on clothing and equipment; Information on safety, communication, and bivouacs. Sep 23, Powen01 rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book.

Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, Fast, & High – Mark Twight, James Martin – Google Books

My favourite tip from Mark Fecking Twight was to eat Nutella rolls. I suppose it’s a toughy joke but I would still say it’s a bit daft Refresh and try again. For more up-to-date information read Freedom of the Hills. Preview — Extreme Alpinism by Mark F. Good value and worth a punt, Alpine Techniques by Cosley Housten is more aimed at standard alpinists but is a compementary volume.


In reply to Anonymous: Want to Read saving…. This is useful when your morning wxtreme bushwhack through fog gets cliffed out and you have to sit in your backpack on your rope to stay warm for a couple hours until it gets light Great book covering all you need to know about alpine climbing – training, gear, clothing, food etc. Technique Twight covers techniques that if we remove dated equipment from the equation is quite a good marm for ascending, descending, and how to stay alive.

For accomplished climbers who want to take mak to the next level- This is a master class taught extteme Mark Twight, renowned for pushing the limits of the possible. This is how you stay alive for another ascent.

So where does the hard-core aspirant or dreamer turn? Erik Sifvert rated it liked it Sep 01, I appreciated Twight’s reiteration that failure on a route was to die.

Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, High, and Fast

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Patrick Mcknight marked it as to-read Feb 01, But now I have, so thanks. It’s hard to fault his logic though, if there’s no chance of rescue in response to Bruce Hooker, he uses “alpinism” to mean a style of climbing rather than specifically the European Alps I don’t think I’d do it! Gman – on 07 Apr Perhaps the most telling part howver is the last page wher he thanks all his living climbing partners about twenty of themand his dead climbing partners about twenty of them.

So good on you Mark. In reply to Howard J: Apr 16, Ander Broadman rated it it was amazing.

Brittanysmeed marked it as to-read Jan 17, Jeffery Hickman rated it it was amazing Nov 13, Max Ward marked it as to-read Aug 27, marj Who do we think we are?! Rory Abbott marked it as to-read Jul 10, Outdoor Research is combining its decades of experience building highly dexterous, durable gloves with an innovative new material Twight proves that character and attitude are as essential alpiniism success as physical prowess.

In reply to BennyC: I thought he bivied on Nanga Parbat Extreme Alpinism by Mark F. The author owns this product and purchased it using their own funds. For example thay show how to absail using one rope and a pull line as currently discussed in another thread! Ryan Siacci rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Someone’s borrowed the sheffield library copy so I might have to actually buy it now.

A bit pretentious in places, but if you put that aside an entertaining portrail of the intensity of his obsession with hard Alpinism.