How to Climb a Mountain

Essential knowledge for budding mountain climbers

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BY: Simon Pearce
ISBN: 978-1-906095-93-2
EDITION: first
PUBLICATION DATE: 15 March 2024
FORMAT: paperback; 224 pages, 170x240mm, colour photos, maps and diagrams
AVAILABILITY: coming soon

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Climbing your first mountain might feel like a daunting challenge, but with this book you can make it happen. Perhaps all you’ve managed so far is a walk to the park or a bimble around the local countryside but now have aspirations to go further and higher. Maybe you’re a parent wanting to take the family on a weekend adventure; or you’ve signed up for a charity challenge to climb Ben Nevis, or Kilimanjaro, or to Everest Base Camp! If you’ve been put off heading into the hills for fear of getting lost, or not knowing what to take with you, or because you’re not sure where to go or simply don’t know where to start, this book is your answer.
Key content includes:
Clothing and Equipment
Mountain Navigation
The Weather
Walking with Children
Going it Alone
Popular Mountain Challenges
Route Maps and Guides


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Simon works full time in the outdoors running his own mountaineering business, based in North Wales but operating around the UK. MountainXperience guides hundreds of people safely to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) each year and teaches others how to stay safe in the hills and mountains on various outdoor training courses. His personal mountaineering career has seen him climb mountains on four continents, but he mostly loves exploring what we have here in the UK. Even after years spent in the outdoors, there are still British adventures he’s keen to tackle. Simon particularly enjoys working with those new to the outdoors and is passionate about passing on outdoor skills to others. He’s a provider and course director for ­Mountain Training and delivers their Hill and Mountain Skills courses in Eryri (­Snowdonia) and the Peak District. He also loves teaching map reading and compass skills as a provider and course tutor for the National Navigation Award Scheme.

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