Extreme Alpinism has ratings and 20 reviews. Covers character, psychological training, physical training, strength, endurance, nutrition, clothing, g. Mark Twight-Extreme Alpinism – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt ) or read book online. For accomplished climbers who want to take it to the next level- This is a master class taught by Mark Twight, renowned for pushing the limits of the possible.

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Half driven bolts, everything at least twenty years old, completely rusty and no other option. David December 23, at 8: Mark Twight writes in a clear, concise and no nonsense way. Want to Read saving…. But if you’re up to the challenge, this is a veritable Bible of light and fast alpinism. Good value and worth a punt, Alpine Techniques by Cosley Housten is more aimed at standard alpinists but is a compementary volume.

Mark Mitten rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Don’t start here, though. Richard rated it it was amazing Jan 07, And his is a “very valuabe and extremd voice in mountaineering” at the cutting edge of the sport.

Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, Fast, & High – Mark Twight, James Martin – Google Books

Once you get past the somewhat haughty delivery the book offers a lot of insights as to why Twight is at the top of the alpine climbing game and why he’s lived to tell about it.

Jasonic on 08 Apr Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Have you read Kiss or Kill? I had zero hesitation giving this five stars.

In reply to Smelly Fox: Twight has been one of America’s boldest climbers for a couple of decades, and his book is a primer for serious mountaineers.

It’s the complete guide to how elite mountaineers approach the world’s most demanding routes. Jun 15, Ken added it.


Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, High, and Fast

He really did give us the keys to the castle with this book, laying out all of his secrets for how to succeed and survive using this kind of admittedly very dangerous alpine methodology.

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Get back in good time for beer and medals in Chamonix. In reply to al siddons: Twight knows his stuff cold, and shares it all with the lucky reader.

A true classic of alpinist literature. Extreme Alpinism See other lapinism books. Smelly Fox – on 07 Apr In my opinion, the main new idea in this book is the idea of climbing non-stop for days. My friend Chris, a seasoned twiight climber, turned me on to this book when I was experimenting with alpihism clothing and layering systems for winter hiking and climbing in New England.

LakesWinter on 07 Apr Perhaps the most telling part howver is the last page wher he thanks all his alpunism climbing partners about twenty of themand his dead climbing partners about twenty of them. In reply to adnix: Great and inspiring book for climbers, not really much in it for non-climbers.


Book Review: Extreme Alpinism

Twight describes cutting edge alpinism at the turn of the century. Note that after reading this book I have done much less “extreme alpinism,” so it’s not really a motivator This is useful when your morning pre-dawn bushwhack through fog gets cliffed out and you have to sit in your backpack on your rope to stay warm for a couple hours until it gets light Review Twight has been one of America’s boldest climbers for a couple of decades, and his book is a primer for serious mountaineers.

But now I have, so thanks. A good addition to many real technical climbing manuals.

This topic has been archived, and won’t accept reply postings. Witness Chouinard’s ‘Climbing Ice’. You might not agree with something he says but you ywight argue that whatever he presents is logical and well thought out.

Book Review: Extreme Alpinism | Journey to Alpinism

He had a quite good section on bivy stuff. Aye decent book, good pics, take some of the info with a pince of salt i.

This book can be returned to over and over as one’s skill and understanding of climbing evolves. If you look past the actual climbing which he asserts is just a form of expression of his rather Nietzcian outlook on life he makes allpinism interestiong points regarding the homogeneity of modern culture, and how pathetic affluence has made us all. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this? We will always have to accept fear, failure, experience suffering, and be open to learning through extdeme.