Books

Recommended Reading - Mountaineering

Freedom of the Hills 9 by The Mountaineers

The definitive manual on mountaineering for over 50 years. Freedom of the Hills covers basic to advanced mountaineering knowledge and techniques. If you can only buy one book, this is the book you should own.

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Self Rescue by David Fasulo

Every climbing should know how to perform self rescue and handle rope systems in a safe and efficient manner in case of an emergency. This book will teach you those methods. There is another Self Rescue book by the Mountaineers, by this book by David Fasulo is more comprehensive.

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Climbing Anchors 2nd Edition by John Long

Climbing Anchors by John Long is a must read for any traditional climber. The wealth of knowledge in this book from trad placement to anchor rigging is priceless. Do yourself a favor and read this book. When you’re done — read it again!

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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue 2nd Edition by Andy Selters

Freedom of the Hills lacks in comprehensive glacier travel techniques and just touches the surface. This book will advanced you knowledge with recommended systems and safe travel practices. Another recommended book (That I have not yet read) is
Glaciers!: The Art of Travel, the Science of Rescue by Michael Strong

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Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper

Regardless if you’ve taken an avalanche course or not, this book will help you stay alive in avalanche terrain by teaching you the skills and knowledge to traverse through dangerous terrain and how to avoid it. At a bare minimum, I recommend reading Snow Sense by Jill Fredston.

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Training For The New Alpinism by Steve House and Scott Johnson

Before Training for the New Alpinism, climbers and alpinist were using homemade training routines based on outdated science and knowledge. With Steve House and Scott Johnson’s Training for the New Alpinism, they use current training science to train for that peak you’re after. This book teaches you the why and touches on the how and arms you to take your training to a new level.

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The Mountain Guide Manual by Marc Chauvin & Rob Coppolillo

The Mountain Guide Manual is for advanced and experienced climbers aiming to take their technical skills to the next level. This book covers transitions and techniques in depth .

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The AMGA Single Pitch Manual by Bob Gains

The AMGA SPI Manual is the textbook for the AMGA’s Single Pitch Instructor Course. It covers the basics of a top or bottom managed sport or multi-pitch sport routes. This is a great read even for alpine climbers.

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Extreme Alpinism by Mark Twight

Are you looking to move fast and light in the mountains? Mark Twight uses his vast experience and knowledge to add another layer to how you plan your trips. A must read if you want to move fast and light!

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Recommended Reading - Guide Books

Cascade Alpine Guide: Volume 1 by Fred Becky

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Cascade Alpine Guide: Volume 2 by Fred Becky

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Cascade Alpine Guide: Volume 3 by Fred Becky

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Selected Climbs Volume II by Jim Nelson

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Washington Pass Climbing by Supertopo

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Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide by Olympic Mountain Rescue

The definitive guide to climbing in the Olympic Mountain Range. This gudebook was written by Olympic Mountain Rescue and covers most, if not all of the major peaks in the Olympic Mountain Range. A must have if you plan to spend any time in the Olympics.

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