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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Sounds like a goers really, after all you’re not going to get much kip in the Goutier hut or the Midi generator room are you now?

Yyonnx on 08 Apr Riley Ewen rated it liked it Aug 28, Especially from high altitude. Preview — Extreme Alpinism by Mark F. Sindre Abrahamsen rated it really liked it Nov 24, When writing about climbing he is a writer. It’s the complete mqrk to how elite mountaineers approach the world’s most demanding routes. LakesWinter on 07 Apr Jun 08, Jonathan rated it really liked it.

He writes with a bit of an “I’m way more bad-ass than you no matter what you’ve done” attitude that can get a little bit irritating until you realize that he’s pretty much right. Oct 17, Zachary Rudolph rated it it was amazing. Jeff Rogers rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Planned or unplanned, you’ll need to decide sooner or later. tdight


Extreme Alpinism

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Egorich marked it as to-read Jan 03, Some readers have commented that the book is about Twight’s gnarly ascents, but I would say that each one he picked goes directly to a point he is making about gear or training.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So good on you Mark.

UKC Forums – Mark Twight “Extreme Alpinism” – any good?

Regardless of your sport, it is important to learn when to turn back or bow out, while you can still control your risk level, rather than letting a bad situation control your actions.

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Anyone with a fair bit of experience will find out about these sort of antics for himself and be in a position to judge, no point in nudging them! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

Complacency can lead to fatal errors. In reply to jaytee: Basically meant I got away with a 20 litre pack, and even that wasn’t full! NipuNika marked it as to-read May 03, No trivia or quizzes yet. Get back in good time for beer and medals in Chamonix. Great handbook, packed full of good pro-tips, stories, and info. Worth reading even if you’re not an alpinist: You can never have too many books.


There are plenty of pieces of information that can be applied to the amateur alpinist around training and being successful.

Dave rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Selected pages Title Page. Feb 08, Sam rated it really liked it.

In my opinion, the main new idea in this book is the idea of climbing non-stop for days. Laura marked it as to-read Jan 22, Dying, or even getting hurt, means you lost. Joe Wilson rated it it was amazing May 17, Great insight into what it takes to do single push alpine climbs. Albert Summerfield added it Nov 24, Definitely the way forward I reckon, didn’t seem to compromise how I felt unduly. The only master class in print, Extreme Alpinism delivers an expert dose of reality and practical techniques for advanced climbers.