By Mike Hamill
* First and in basic terms guidebook to mountaineering all Seven Summits
* complete colour with one hundred twenty five pictures and 24 maps together with a map for every summit route
* crucial details on basic hiking routes and trip logistics for mountaineers, with old and cultural anecdotes for armchair readers
Aconcagua. Denali. Elbrus. Everest. Kilimanjaro. Kosciuszko. Vinson. To a climber, those mountains are often called the Seven Summits* -- the top peaks on every one continent. If you have ever dreamed of mountain climbing Denali or Everest, or becoming a member of the much more particular "Seven Summiters " membership, then Climbing the Seven Summits is the guidebook you must flip your dream into truth.
With Mike Hamill as your advisor, you will find diversified methods to tackling the record, in addition to information on what you will want to plot an excursion and what to anticipate from each one climb. for every mountain you will know about records and immunizations, day trip charges, education, guiding techniques, hiking types, top seasons, crucial equipment, daily itineraries, summit routes, maps exhibiting methods and camps, local typical background, cultural notes, or even post-climb actions like occurring safari in Africa or wine-touring in South America.
Throughout you will additionally locate beneficial and encouraging tales from the likes of Conrad Anker, Vern Tejas, Damien Gildea, Eric Simonson, and different famed climbers. exact insider assistance from Hamill, in response to his years of expertise, in addition to full-color images of every height around out this collectible guidebook. And, simply because there is still a few controversy approximately even if Kosciuszko in Australia or Carstenz Pyramid at the island of latest Guinea is the "seventh summit," this guidebook to the Seven Summits truly covers 8 mountains!
*Within mountain climbing circles there's debate over which peaks are thought of the reputable Seven Summits. For the needs of this guidebook, the Seven Summits are in accordance with the continental version utilized in Western Europe, the U.S., and Australia, also called the 'Bass list.'
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Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents' Highest Peaks by Mike Hamill