Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing

Author: 
Lowe, Jeff
Year Published: 
1996

"From Book News, Inc.

Climbing veteran Jeff Lowe provides a history of the sport, an overview of the world's best ice climbs, riveting personal stories, and professional insight into such matters as gear and avoiding hazards. Includes detailed instructions for tackling basic and advanced techniques. Includes some 250 b&w and color photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Jeff Lowe did a wonderfull job explaining the climbing techniques and reasons behind the technique. The knowledge in the book range from basic crampon technique to desparate overhanging dry tooling. All that is completed by excellent story of the frozen world

Jeff Lowe's Ice World is a must have for any ice climber. His in depth descriptions of classic techniques as well as insight into skills that helped him put up incredible mixed routes are all detailed in easy to read language. The vivid photography really brings Lowe's instruction to life. This book is one of the best climbing reads out there.

Read a few Ice-Climbing books, but found this to be the best of the lot in that it touches all the aspects of Ice-climbing- Equipment, Technique, Attitude, Ratings, all illustrated with good photos & tables. The order of presentation could be changed though, IMHO i.e technical stuff first"

Review: 
5 of 5
Format: 
Book
Type: 
Guide
Topic: 
Ice Climbing
Availability: 
Available