Will Gadd | John Price
The Mountaineers Books Jan 1, 2021
Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering
llustrations & Content:240 color photos; 18 illustrations
Paperback 320 pages
6.75" x 8.50"
Ice & Mixed Climbing, 2nd Edition
"My passion as an athlete is to climb. From a young age I tried to climb everything in sight. And now, well . . . nothing's changed." -Will Gadd
• Reflects advances in techniques and gear
• All new color photos
• Text updated and expanded
The first edition of Ice & Mixed Climbing was groundbreaking: a comprehensive instruction guide to ice and mixed climbing written by one of the sport's premier practitioners, Will Gadd. Like its predecessor this fully revised and updated second edition features detailed instruction on technique - from the swing of the ice tool to the placement of the feet to combining actions for the greatest efficiency. New sections on climbing glacial ice and expanded discussion of dry-tool placement encourage ice and mixed climbers to get out year round, while a thoroughly revised chapter on training options help them get in top condition. Gadd has been climbing since, in his words, "dinosaurs wore crampons to Sunday school," and in this new edition he shares what you need to know to have fun while climbing ice and mixed routes.
Will Gadd is an elite multi-sport athlete with championships in sport climbing, ice climbing, and paragliding. He has established new climbing routes and set world records over his peripatetic and productive 30-year career as an athlete, teacher, coach, public speaker, television host, and author. He was named a United Nations "mountain hero" in 2019; his mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues, in particular environmental protection of mountains, where early indicators of the effects of climate change are already becoming visible. Gadd lives in Canmore, Alberta, Canada with his wife and two daughters. John Price is a freelance adventure, lifestyle, and landscape photographer based in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.