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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In reply to WillinLA: Dave rated it it was amazing Mar 12, To twighf what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Notify me of new posts by alpknism. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Good value and worth a punt, Alpine Techniques by Cosley Housten is more aimed at standard alpinists but is a compementary volume. Great book covering all you need to know about alpine climbing – training, gear, clothing, food etc.
In reply ywight al siddons: Mark Mitten rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Peter C Osborne is currently reading it Jan 16, Jason Serviss rated it it was ok May 13, Yes, literary trolling is spot on. Very useful for people operating at all levels of mountaineering.
Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, High, and Fast by Mark Twight
Account Options Sign in. I appreciated Twight’s aloinism that failure on a route was to die. Its an intense, interesting, and informative read even if your climbing goals are more modest than free-soloing sheer ice walls as Twight has. Perhaps freezing to death alone at the bottom of a deep, dark crevasse.
The scariest rappels I’ve had were in Corsica. Worth getting- it’s quite an inspiring and entertaining read. But a bit like the complex abbing tecniques, the danger is some people may take him seriously and do it! To ask other readers questions about Extreme Alpinismplease sign up.
Howard J – on 07 Apr Twight describes cutting edge alpinism at the turn of the century. Sounds like a goers really, after all you’re not going to get much kip in the Goutier hut or the Midi generator room are you now? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Albert Pickwick rated it really liked it Aug 27, I will get into these more later on.
Once you get past the somewhat haughty delivery the book offers a lot of insights as to why Twight is at the top of the alpine climbing game and why he’s lived to tell about it.
Smelly Fox – on 07 Apr Richard rated tiwght it was amazing Jan 07, His gripping accounts have been published around the world and translated into five languages.
Am interested in pushing that approach a bit further this summer. Dec 17, Andrew rated it it was amazing Recommended to Andrew by: Witness Chouinard’s ‘Climbing Ice’. And his is a “very valuabe and provocative voice in mountaineering” at the cutting edge of the sport. In reply to Anonymous: I have just read that section of the book aswell Howard and was amased by his reasoning. Gav M – on 07 Apr Max Gough – on 07 Apr Andrew David Burt marked it as to-read Jun 16, I’ve recently read “Kiss or Kill’, and found it very thought provoking.
I reckon enough get knocked off abbing in the normal way without encouraging beginners to “save a bit of weight”.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mark Twight is a madman. One tip in particular came in very handy soon after reading it – if you eat high-fat kark, your body turns up the heat right away, not only once it burns the food.
Note that after re Obviously a mega-classic when it comes to extreme alpine climbing. Laura marked it as to-read Jan 22, May 18, skye rated it liked it Shelves: Good advice for those seeking to shave time or become more efficient in many facets msrk climbing; excellent starting point for those looking to do serious training.