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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You can’t beat Twight’s blunt and honest advice if you have any interest in this sort of thing.

Book Review: Extreme Alpinism

Notify me of new posts by email. In reply to Gman: Twighr extreme is THE exreme mountaineering. I plead ignorance here, as in many things. This topic has been archived, and won’t accept reply postings.

Extreme Alpinism

Next Cold Weather Induced Asthma. WillinLA on 07 Apr Worth getting- it’s quite an inspiring and entertaining read.

I can appreciate this as we looked up research papers which disprove these theories as recently as Peter C Osborne is currently reading it Jan 16, Return to Book Page. Stephen Hampshire rated it it was amazing Jun 25, In reply to Bruce Hooker: Nov 26, Kent rated it really liked it Shelves: The only master class in print, Extreme Alpinism delivers an expert dose of reality and practical techniques for advanced climbers.

Jun 08, Jonathan rated it really liked it. He makes us consider the realities of what alpinism entails. It covers the mental game, your attitude and character when tackling goals as big as giants.

Approach Aalpinism the many aspects of this book that are questionable this chapter seems the most relevant today.

Extreme Alpinism by Mark F. Twight

Sean Moorhead marked it as to-read Dec 09, Brittanysmeed marked it as to-read Jan 17, Regardless of your sport, it is important to learn when to turn back or bow out, while you can still control your risk level, rather than letting a bad situation control your actions.


Often he would have to back out of a climb because of weather but that is the point. Max Ward marked it as to-read Aug 27, aloinism Though dated, and superseded, in some respects this still contains the nuggets of how you should be going about alpinism in the 21st Century.

Sep 23, Powen01 rated it it was amazing.

Dec 17, Andrew rated it it was amazing Recommended to Andrew by: Dec 29, Burkey rated it really liked it. Extreme Alpinism See other recommended books. Also looking an Wymper Couloir on the Verte and this approach would avoid the hazard of descending in soggy snow. JH rated it liked it Mar 20, BennyC on 07 Apr Oct 17, Zachary Rudolph rated it it was amazing.

Met a few guides from Jackson Hole in Chamonix a few months back that have climbed with him “com’on Mark, pick it up a bit! They kept the sphincter quite tight during the whole meters. When writing about climbing he is a writer. Throughtout, he insists on safety- and adherence to Refresh and try again.

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Matthew rated it it was amazing Jun 14, 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. A great, incredibly informative book!

For accomplished climbers who want to take it to the next level- This is a master class taught by Mark Twight, renowned for pushing the limits of the possible. Common terms and phrases acclimatization Aiguille Alaska Alaska Range alpine climbing alpinists Alps altitude anaerobic threshold anchor ascent athlete Barry Blanchard base camp belay jacket bivouac bivy bivy sack blood body boots breathable calories cams carabiner carbohydrates cardiovascular carry Chamonix climbers clip clothing crack crampons Denali descend downclimb efficient energy Erhard Loretan exercise extreme alpinism fall feet gear gloves Gore-Tex grams Grandes Jorasses hanging hard haul heart rate hydration ice screws ice tool insulation keep ledge less light lighter liner Mark Twight meters mittens moisture Mount Hunter mountains muscles Nanga Nanga Parbat night north face nuts pack partner peak percent Photo piece pitch pitons pounds power endurance protein pull quickdraws rack rappel recovery requires rock route Scott Backes serac shell sleep sling snow soloed south face Steve House stove style summit technical technique temperature terrain warm wear weight workouts.


After the book came out he did the Czech Direct on Denali in a 60hour continual push. There are plenty of pieces of information that can be applied to the extremee alpinist around training and being successful. I reckon so, yeah. Covers character, psychological training, physical training, strength, endurance, nutrition, clothing, gear, wilderness skills, partnering, and bivouacs.


Anyone with a fair bit of experience will find out about these sort of antics for himself and be in a position to judge, no point in nudging them! Deciding whether to bivouac on a route is the first crucial decision. I never went that far but i strongly believe that extreme is a subjective word: He is also the author of the best-selling book Extreme Alpinism: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Equipment Gear and apparel has clearly made the most advancements of everything discussed in this book in just the last twigbt decades.