Crossing glaciers is a necessary component of many mountain climbs. In the alpine environment, the ability to travel safely, and the confidence to perform an efficient rescue in the event of mishap is paramount to a safe and enjoyable climbing experience.
Although there are other books on glacier travel and crecasse rescue, none are as clear, complete, and up to date as Glaciers! the Art of Travel, the Science of Rescue.
Though the use of hundreds of illustrations and photos, this book covers all aspects of glacier travel, including equipment, rope rigging, prusiking, snow and ice anchors, belay systems, self-arrests, and many different forms of crevasse rescue.
The authors and illustrator have a combined 60 years of mountaineering experience and outdoor education.
Authors: Michael Strong, Eckehard Doerry
Illustrations by Ryan Ojerio