Backcountry Snowboarding

Backcountry Snowboarding
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* Offers safe ascent and descent techniques for beyond the mountain resorts * Illustrated with four-color photographs throughout * Author is an expert snowboarder and a physician Snowboarding is the fastest-growing winter sport in the United States. As more and more riders reach advanced levels, they look beyond the resorts to the deep powder, steep challenges, and solitude of the backcountry. Backcountry Snowboarding covers everything the advanced freerider needs 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.

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