The Mountaineers Books Backcountry Snowboarding Book

The Mountaineers Books Backcountry Snowboarding Book
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Backcountry Snowboarding Book by The Mountaineers Books
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The Mountaineers Books Backcountry Snowboarding Book

More and more, snowboarders are joining skiers in the uncrowded slopes of the backcountry. The Backcountry Snowboarding Book is a primer for those snowboarders considering getting involved in this outside-the-resort sport with deep powder, steep challenges, and solitude of the backcountry. Backcountry Snowboarding covers things the advanced freerider needs to know for safe ascent and descent. Van Tilburg discusses essential backcountry safety equipment, the merits of crampons, skis, snowshoes, and splitboards for ascent, route finding, avalanche and glacier safety, survival and self-rescue, meteorology, plus cross-training and nutrition. He also covers techniques for all types of terrain and snow: steeps, trees, powder, corn, ice, and crud. This book does not replace the need for an avalanche safety course, equipment, or a knowledgeable partner.

October's Featured Park
Arches National Park is known for its' remarkable natural red sandstone arches. With over 2,000 catalogued arches that range in size from a three-foot opening, to Landscape Arch which measures 306 feet from base to base, the park offers the largest concentration of natural arches in the world.
October's Animal
Most commonly found in the tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park, the pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.