Book Title: Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue: Reading Glaciers, Team Travel, Crevasse Rescue Techniques, Routefinding, Expedition Skills 2nd Edition
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 1999-11-30
Author: Andrew Selters
* Technical advice for traveling safely on glaciers and how to perform a rescue should the worst happen
* Sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presented
* Large format with photographs showing the techniques discussed Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue
is a comprehensive course in understanding glaciers, crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and rescuing crevasse victims. Topics covered include: how glaciers form and how crevasses develop; basic principles of glacier travel; route finding; knots and harnesses; holding a fall; rescue techniques, including self-belay and what a victim should do; and glacier skiing and sled hauling. Sidebars feature descriptions of accidents and near-accidents to emphasize the importance of the techniques presented.