Extreme Alpinism has ratings and 20 reviews. Covers character, psychological training, physical training, strength, endurance, nutrition, clothing, g. Extreme Alpinism has 19 ratings and 1 review. Andrew said: Must read for anyone who is interested in mountain-related sports such as trail-running, hikin. Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, Fast, and High is a great book that is about way more than mountain climbing. Written by Mark Twight and James Mason, it.

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Sean Moorhead marked it as to-read Dec 09, I’d suggest you read this, and then read Steve House “Training for the New Alpinism” in that order if you’re in anyway serious about trying to become a good alpinist. Extreme Alpinism See other recommended 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.

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Great handbook, packed full of good pro-tips, stories, and info. I appreciated Twight’s reiteration that failure on a route was to die. Had a flick through a while ago, and although I couldn’t even pretend to “know it all”, it did seem like the Twight book would be more useful. The importance of selecting a partner with similar values, which I will cover in a later post, becomes evident that it is more important than selecting the right crampons.

Dunajah Floyd rated it liked it Mar 08, Mark takes the stance that in the pursuit of securing sponsorships, the claim to be “first” has taken precedence over the style in which a climb is made.


Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, High, and Fast

Complacency can lead to fatal errors. Joe Wilson rated it it was amazing May 17, Selected pages Title Page. Tim Butler marked it as to-read Jul 14, To see what your friends thought of this book, wlpinism sign up.

Kindle Editionpages. Great and inspiring book for climbers, not really much in it for non-climbers. Nov 26, Kent rated it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Extreme Alpinismplease sign up. Albert Pickwick rated it really liked it Aug 27, It will encourage you to remain a middle grade punter and not get into extreme alpinism. David December 23, at 8: Shay marked it as akpinism Aug 12, Alppinism 20, Todd rated it really liked it.

Witness Chouinard’s ‘Climbing Ice’. Most climbers will find good take away pointers and ideas whether climbing at MFT’s level or not. The scariest amrk I’ve had were in Corsica. In reply to BennyC: Though dated, and superseded, in some respects this still contains the nuggets of how you should be going about alpinism in the 21st Century. You can never have too many books.

Too many people view mountain climbing as extrrme goal oriented sport and not an experience-based one where the simple act of climbing twightt more important than attaining the summit.

Stuart Wong marked it as to-read Apr 06, Throughtout, he insists on safety- and adherence to Often he would have to back out twwight a climb because of Though some of the exteme suggestions are starting to become dated this book presents far more material around alpine climbing at the extreme end.

The book is well worth a read, if only for the war stories. Climbing Light, Fast and High. It taught me to embrace my inner rage. Written by Alpknism Twight and James Mason, it covers a wide range of topics about mental and physical conditioning, sports nutrition, and outdoor clothing systems that are just as applicable to ultralight backpacking, backcountry skiing and other high commitment adventure sports as they are to mountaineering and climbing.


It’s hard to fault his logic though, if there’s no chance of rescue in response to Bruce Hooker, he uses “alpinism” to mean a style of climbing rather than specifically the European Alps I don’t think I’d do it!

Ryan Siacci rated it it was amazing Dec 25, But a bit like the complex abbing tecniques, the danger is some people may take him seriously and do it!

Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, High, and Fast by Mark Twight

Gear and apparel has clearly made the most advancements of everything discussed in this book in just the last two decades. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lists with Alpiinism Book. Like the parts on nutrition and psychology, probably not relevant unless you can solo a new route on the north face of the Grand Jorasses. Laura marked it as to-read Jan 22, Mark Mitten rated it it was amazing Apr 05, In reply to Gman: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

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Still have the book, but not the GF. Different rules I’d imagine but yes, you’d have to consider if anyone would actually do it and it’s just in their ‘cos it sounds good.

Howard J – on 08 Apr