Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing

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Mountaineers Books, 1996 - 256 pages

The ultimate volume on ice climbing is finally here! Renowned climbing veteran Jeff Lowe shares his personal stories and professional insight in this comprehensive book, which offers a history of this fascinating sport, and an overview of the world's best ice climbs. Includes detailed, fully-illustrated instructions for mastering both basic and advanced techniques, information on avoiding hazards, and much more.

As someone who has spent too much of his ice-climbing time literally quaking in his boots, I've been on the lookout for a book that will help me to minimize my terror and maximize my joy in clawing up frozen waterfalls and steep alpine couloirs. Jeff Lowe's spectacular new book is just what I was searching for. The awe-inspiring photos and thorough how-to text promise to radically decrease my learning curve," John Harlin, author, The Climber's Guide to North America

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Table des matières

Foreword
8
General Information
15
Shepherds and Englishmen
25
The North American Contribution
32
All Mixed Up
38
Fear and Confidence
44
Grabbing Friendship by the Ankle
53
Mind Marathon
59
No Se Gana Pero Se Goza
70
Cascade Climbing in France
76
Octopussy
85
An Overview of World Ice
192
4
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À propos de l'auteur (1996)

Jeffery George Lowe was born in Ogden, Utah on September 13, 1950. His father introduced him and his seven siblings to climbing when they were young. Lowe spent three years at Tahoe Paradise College on a ski racing scholarship before becoming a full-time climber. He worked with the nonprofit outdoor educational organization Outward Bound and gave climbing lessons to support himself when he was young. He was known for tackling routes that seemed impossible to other climbers and taking along as little equipment as he could. In 1974, he and Mike Weis became the first to reach the summit of the Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, Colorado. In 1991, Lowe conquered a new route up Eiger in the Swiss Alps. He named the route Metanoia and the first ascent became the focus of a 2014 documentary entitled Jeff Lowe's Metanoia. He wrote several books including Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing. He helped introduce climbing competitions to the United States and helped improve climbing technology and apparel by designing and testing new gear for Lowe Alpine Systems, a company founded by his brothers. He died from pneumonia and a degenerative disease on August 24, 2018 at the age of 67.

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