An excellent comprehensive treatment of a specialized yet important topic for ski mountaineering.
But from a ski mountaineer’s perspective – well, that’s the problem, it just isn’t.
Many pictures show rescuers with ski boots, but the book definitely isn’t written with the skier in mind specifically (except for a very short passage).
Almost all in-the-field training courses on glacier travel and crevasse rescue suffer from the same problem, assuming that you’re already carrying all sorts of climbing gear that you would never be carrying if all you want to do was skin up and then ski down a glacier.
From a skier’s perspective, the Volken et al. “Backcountry Skiing” book rendered this book unnecessary.
But this book still has a place in any comprehensive ski mountaineering library.
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