Rock and Wall Climbing: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques by Garth Hattingh
Now fully updated to include the very latest advice and equipment, this practical, illustrated guide provides the ideal introduction to the challenging, exciting skill of climbing, an ever-popular sport that attracts more and more enthusiasts every year.Like any adventure sport, climbing has its fair share of associated risks, particularly for the untrained or unwary. Written by an experienced climber and instructor, this book offers reassuring step-by-step instructions, with practical advice on all aspects of safety and training. The informative text is complemented by clear illustrations and superb, commissioned photography. Equipment, emergency and rescue techniques, training schedules, and guidelines on environment and ethics are included. For beginners and intermediate climbers alike, "Rock & Wall Climbing" will prove an indispensable and motivating guide.