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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Focusing on how top alpine climbers approach the world’s most difficult routes, Twight centers his instruction on the ethos of climbing the hardest routes with the least amount of gear and the most speed.

Worth getting- it’s quite an inspiring and entertaining read.

Get back in good time for beer and medals in Chamonix. Jan Ian Bailey on 07 Apr Chris rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Jan 06, Justin rated wlpinism really liked it. Mark Twight is a madman. Max Ward marked it as to-read Aug 27, Good value and worth a punt, Alpine Techniques by Cosley Housten is more aimed at standard alpinists but is a compementary volume. It is about your friends dying up in the clouds.

Book Review: Extreme Alpinism

Oct 17, Zachary Rudolph rated it it was amazing. My friend Chris, a seasoned mountain climber, turned me on to this book when I was experimenting with different clothing and layering systems for winter hiking and climbing in New England.


They kept the sphincter quite tight during the whole meters. That you need a very long line. In reply to Smelly Fox: This is how you stay alive for another ascent. Howard J – on 07 Apr Another essential book for pushing the adventure envelope.

This is a great idea if you can do it – since all the bivi equipment can then by definition be left at home. So where does the hard-core aspirant or dreamer turn? Dear Jan Did he run out of energy or what?

Dejan marked it as to-read Jan 06, In reply to MattG: He is represented fwight Getty Images and ImageState.

It will encourage you to alpibism a middle grade punter and not get into extreme alpinism. 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. But a bit like the complex abbing tecniques, the danger is some people may take him seriously and do it!

Whether you agree with him or not and God knows he talks some rubbish sometimes, often I think on just to get a reaxtion, a form of literary trolling I think Twight is a very valuable and provocative voice in mountaineering. Albert Pickwick rated it really liked it Aug 27, What is ‘literary trolling’, pray tell? Though dated, and superseded, in some respects this still contains the nuggets of how you should be going about alpinism in the 21st Century.

Howard J – on 08 Apr For more information on Martin and his newly released book with Braided River, please visit www.


To ask other readers questions about Extreme Alpinismplease sign up. Technique Twight covers techniques that if we remove dated equipment from the equation is quite a good resource for ascending, descending, and how to stay alive.

Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, High, and Fast

Note that after re Obviously a mega-classic when it comes to extreme alpine climbing. I particularly like his advice on abseiling: 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. I’d never heard of internet trolling. Albert Summerfield added it Nov 24, I never went that far but i strongly believe marm extreme madk a subjective word: A must-read for anyone who wants to become serious climber.

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! Gman – on 07 Apr Now that’s what I call extreme. What about “Alpine Climbing: The only mak thing about the book is that it opened my eyes to what top climbers acheieve.

Norrie Muir – on 07 Apr Like the parts on nutrition and psychology, probably not relevant unless extremee can solo a new route on the north face of the Grand Jorasses.