Halloween Gifts for Rappelling Lover, Lined Notebook, 6" X 9", 120 Pages
Author: Black Rhart Notebook
This Halloween notebook is a nice gift idea for Rappelling Lover family, friends, party. Also for son, daughter who loves their Rappelling Lover mom or dad. Celebrate Halloween by gifting this perfect Halloween notebook.
* Climbing self-rescue procedures for teams of two - the most common climbing party size * Techniques equally effective on rock, snow, and ice * Utilizes gear climbers already carry in their rack* Includes 40 one-page rescue scenarios and solutions for climbing accident analysisThe rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You've wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In Climbing: Self Rescue, two long-time climbing instructors and guides teach how to improvise your own solutions, calling for outside help only when necessary. Because few climbers carry fancy (and expensive) search and rescue gear, all skills taught in this book use the items typically found on a climbing rack: rope, carabiners, slings, and cord. Text, illustrations, and photos explain knots, belaying and hauling systems, rappelling, ascension, passing knots, how to safely assist and rig an injured climber, and more. Roughly half of the book is devoted to real-life climbing scenarios and solutions ranging from moderate to severe. Because real-life situations rarely unfold as they do in practice, Climbing Self-Rescue teaches how to analyze and improvise your way out of a crisis.
Rope Descending and Ascending Skills for Climbing, Caving, Canyoneering, and Rigging
Author: Bob Gaines
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
In Rappelling you'll find everything you need to know about descending a rope, from the most basic to advanced techniques, including knots, rigging strategies, rappel devices, and more. Included is a comprehensive discussion of ropes, slings, and all the hardware used in rappelling. Rappelling techniques for climbing are covered in detail, including multi-pitch rappelling methods and rope management. Single rope fixed line rappelling techniques used in caving, canyoneering, and for industrial applications are also discussed, along with improvised rope ascending techniques ("prusiking") and ascending a fixed rope with mechanical ascenders ("jumaring"). Rappelling accident analysis and prevention is also included, along with a section on rappel back-ups and safety checks. Inside you'll find information on: Ropes Rappel devices Slings and webbing Knots and hitches Rigging rappel anchors Rappelling methods Rope retrieval techniques Rappelling accident analysis Rappel safety back-ups Working with fixed lines Rope ascending techniques
Release on 2000-08-31 | by S. Peter Lewis,Dan Cauthorn
Building Skills for Real Rock
Author: S. Peter Lewis,Dan Cauthorn
Pubpsher: The Mountaineers Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
* Surpasses other training guides with a new level of instruction, clarity, and safety * "Key Transition Exercises" teach the skills you'll need to move from gym climbing to rock climbing * Climbing technique illustrated with more than 150 photos * Complements any indoor or outdoor climbing course Getting strong and learning to climb hard routes in the gym doesn't prepare you for climbing outdoors where anything can happen. Climbing: From Gym to Crag is written by experts who teach climbing for a living. These long-time instructors have a clear, practical understanding of the different skills and climbing technique needed to go from climbing in the gym to climbing on real rock. From building anchors to leading and self-rescue, they'll teach you how to make the transition safely. Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series
Release on 2010-12-01 | by Samuel Kaplan,Keith Riegert
The Eight New Rules for Today's Silent Assassins
Author: Samuel Kaplan,Keith Riegert
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
BEING NINJA. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Not by yourself, that’s for sure. But the brutal, six-week program in Going Ninja will make it happen. Transforming you from a slow-refl exed nobody into a ripped, shuriken-hurling assassin. What is the best way to sever a head with a chopstick? How much personal blood loss is too much? This book shows the way to turn your boring life into a never-ending, sake-filled victory celebration: •Learn to dismember anyone •Wield a ninja sword with confidence •Bone up on the rich history of American ninjas •Tone your arms, neck, jaw and glutes •Get laid every night, in Japanese •Pump up the awesome
Language wears many hats, but its most important job is to help us name or describe what's in the world. Words define us, our actions, even our existence. And just when you think that you have all the words you need, you discover new ones, hear new uses for old ones or see them mutate right before your eyes—a neologism is born. Those neologisms are actually one of the best ways of keeping tabs on the way our world and culture are changing. One of the people who's been keeping tabs is Paul McFedries, the president of Logophilia Limited (logophilia is Greek for "the love of words"). His scorecard is Word Spy, a daily newsletter that has been reporting from the neological frontier since 1998 and that has more than 100,000 visitors a month and more than 12 million page views. In Word Spy, McFedries demonstrates how new words both reflect and illuminate not only the subcultures that coin them but also the larger culture in which these groups exist. Neologisms give us insight into the way things are even as they act as linguistic harbingers of what's to come. Each chapter of Word Spy is a cultural snapshot, a slice of the zeitgeist that focuses on a specific idea or sociological phenomenon, with an emphasis on the words and phrases that it has generated. These snapshots cover various aspects of modern life, including relationships, business, technology, war, aging, multiculturalism, and even fast food, all the while introducing us to hybrid words: If your kids can't seem to get away from their computers, they may be addicted to "fritterware" (time-wasting game software). If you're a new mother with a passion for petitioning, you may be a "lactivist" (breast-feeding activist). And if you keep finding yourself staying way later at the office than you ever imagined, you may be suffering from "presenteeism." Word Spy is an exciting and informative travelogue through the evolving landscape of our language and, consequently, the cultures and subcultures that continually mold and shape not just the language but all of us who speak it.
The most comprehensive look at the subject yet. Advanced Rock Climbing picks up where John Long's How to Rock Climb leaves off, describing the climbing techniques and rope tricks of the modern rock climber. The guide covers both sport and traditional climbing, and self-rescue techniques, in Long's easy-to-read, entertaining style.
How to Rock Climb!, now in its fourth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. This nuts-and-bolts guide serves as an introduction to rock climbing for beginners, and helps the intermediate climbers hone their knowledge of the sport. All the key elements, from ethics to getting up the climb, are in this book. In clear, concise, and entertaining prose, veteran rock climber John Long provides the basics and distills the intricacies of modern technical rock climbing in all its diverse forms. Beginning with an overview of the history of climbing and the ratings system, Long then gives a complete review of face and crack climbing skills. He introduces the equipment needed to get up and down the rock and the art of leading. Sport climbing -- climbs done on protected routes -- training methods, and how to get started on your own climbing adventures round out this guide. Throughout the author stresses that safety and simplicity are the keys to climbing. Book jacket.