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Book × Chasing The Ephemeral 50 Routes For A 256pages Download Î Danpashley í [PDF / Epub] ★ Chasing The Ephemeral 50 Routes For A Author Simon Richardson – Danpashley.co.uk Being in the right place at the right time is critical when Scottish Winter Climbing This guide will help yoBeing in the right place at the right time is critical when Scottish Winter Climbing This guide will help you make the right choices do you go high or low head east west or north or attempt snowed up rock mixed or ice climbs? Withthan 600 new Scottish Winter Climbs to his credit Simon Richardson reveals his simple strategy for success and selects 50 climbs to put on your hit listThere is a detailed analysis of the strategy and tactics Scottish Winter Climbers need taking into account Scotland's sometimes fickle conditions and unpredictable weather There are sections on using weather forecasts using the internet avoiding avalanches clothing and euipment protection navigation timing partners and psychology Simon also presents 50 climbs mostly in the Grade III to VI range specifically selected to match a variety of Scottish conditions Each climb is supported by a map and topo with access and descent details route description optimum conditions and top tips Climbs include well known classics and lesser known gems There are suggestions forthan 200 alternative routes from Grade II to Grade VIIDetailed overviews are included of approaches and descents on Ben Nevis with North Face panorama and map and summit descent bearings There is also the largest ever collection of photographs of Scottish Winter Climbers in action Chasing the Ephemeral Simon Richardson published by Mica PublishingAdmittedly I had to look this up Ephemeral lasting for a very short timeExpert die hard or novice if you love winter climbing and want to up your game Chasing the Ephemeral by Simon Richardson will make a difference Packed with expertise gained through Simons climbing this is not simply a guide book You are tapping into almost forty years of Simon’s life The strategy and tactics chapter offer no guarantees however to fulfil your objectives take a leaf out of Simon’s book At age eighteen Simon walked the 'Allt A Mhuilinn path' en route to Ben Nevis as the North face appeared a love affair was born one that would last 38 years and beyond It was that day in 1978 that the obsession started the beginnings of a special relationship of which Chasing the Ephemeral is just the latest chapterI was fortunate to attend Simons lecture at Outside in Hathersage this December My overriding thought as I drove home “when was the last time I came across someone who had such extensive knowledge of his subject” which in Simon’s case is Scottish Winter Climbing The man’s achievements are simply mind blowing with over six hundred Scottish winter new routes add to that twenty new Alpine routes and the prestigious achievement of climbing well over fifty winter lines of at least grade VII If you thought Simon’s talent ends there then you are wrong Simon writes beautifully Once Scottish winter correspondent for High and subseuently Climb magazine his journalistic career spans a uarter century Simon’s blog Scottishwintercom must be the number one source of Scottish winter wisdom on the planet Simon is author of the 2002 Ben Nevis guide of which he said “I am very proud of that guide” and so he should be With his encyclopaedic knowledge and attention to detail it took seven years to write Chasing the Ephemeral is a book which at worst is uite special but probably uniueFrom start to finish Simons talk as with the book was an explosion of outstanding images a multitude of facts and common sense tactics that will make a difference With an objective achieved ratio of 910 the knowledge attained over his glittering career Chasing the Ephemeral is generously packed with words of wisdom Chapters cover everything from choosing a route weather euipment and cycling Yes cycling an efficient way to approach a mountain on short winter days It’s of no surprise that Simons career in the Oil industry cumulated with senior management with multinational BP Oil exploration a high risk business in which tactics and strategy play a major part the difference between finding the black stuff or not I have no doubt that when faced with just one day a week to climb Simon adopted a similar mindset to that used at workWith over 150 guide books in print originality is hard to achieve Chasing the Ephemeral is less of a guide but of a way of thinking With the mix of tactics and routes originality is achieved one hundred percent It strikes me that planning is a major factor in winter success as are the commonly associated skills associated with a big day out Yes fitness and climbing ability count but the way you approach your objective is as much about planning as is the measure of your ability I know too well simply rocking up at the Charles Inglis Clark CIC Memorial Hut on two occasions Over two visits of four days I climbed only one route the magnificent Tower Ridge Had I read this book no doubt the outcome would have been very differentRoutes are categorised into five sections Early Bird Cold Snaps Lean Times Top Nick and Late season With grades from II to VII the emphases to climb at the right place at the right time An obvious statement but the way you think will be influenced by the book increasing your enjoyment by several factors From the Coblerin the South to Cul Beag in the north and a central band of objectives from Ben Cruachan in the West to Creag Clova to the East twenty two locations and a total of fifty routes described in fine detail There is no doubt that Simon’s pick all have outstanding ualities on their day Route descriptions are original and comprehensive than in the standard guide Tower Ridge for example includes background information conditions top tips alternative routes and of course the route description and map A topo and three inspirational photographs collectively give a comprehensive feel to the climbThe book looks stunning with over ninety photographers work the inspiration factor gets ten out of ten My pick of the images p162 Kevin Avery on Darth Vader by Bob Wightman and p178 Looking down the upper reaches of South Post Direct by Ewan Lyons The depth and breath of images confirm the best available have been used throughout Turning to page 142 my heart sank Joe Smith leading the final pitch of Green Gully Coire na Ciste Ben Nevis A great image of an outstanding young man Joe tragically died in a winter climbing accident along with Simon Davidson last winter on Ben Nevis There is no doubt that Joe would be proud and flattered with his inclusion I traversed the Cuillin Ridge at my first attempt with Joe his fitness and route finding ability of the finest order but for Joe my failure on this the finest of mountain routes would have been a certaintyOver a season winter devotees would not solely rely on Chasing the Ephemeral Guides such as Ben Nevis and Scottish winter Climbs a necessity In addition Cold Climbs by legend Ken Wilson would inspire as would Ben Nevis Britain’s Highest Mountain by Simon and Ken Crocket Chasing the Ephemeral is not just a guide it’s a way of thinking an inspiration Simon’s attention to detail adds up to a book which at worst is uite special but most probably uniue It will save years of failure all thanks to Simon Richardson’s devotion to his obsessionThe most interesting guide book published in yearsMy RatingValue 1010 this book will save you a fortuneThe climbs 9510 what do I know?Photography 9010Other information 1010Topo’s 9010Design 9510Ease of use 910Overall impression 9510Temped to go 1010 but no guide is perfect this does come close

Ebook ☆ Chasing The Ephemeral 50 Routes For A æ Simon Richardson

Being in the right place at the right time is critical when Scottish Winter Climbing This guide will help you make the right choices do you go high or low head east west or north or attempt snowed up rock mixed or ice climbs? Withthan 600 new Scottish Winter Climbs to his credit Simon Richardson reveals his simple strategy for success and selects 50 climbs to put on your hit listThere is a detailed analysis of the strategy and tactics Scottish Winter Climbers need taking into account Scotland's sometimes fickle conditions and unpredictable weather There are sections on using weather forecasts using the internet avoiding avalanches clothing and euipment protection navigation timing partners and psychology Simon also presents 50 climbs mostly in the Grade III to VI range specifically selected to match a variety of Scottish conditions Each climb is supported by a map and topo with access and descent details route description optimum conditions and top tips Climbs include well known classics and lesser known gems There are suggestions forthan 200 alternative routes from Grade II to Grade VIIDetailed overviews are included of approaches and descents on Ben Nevis with North Face panorama and map and summit descent bearings There is also the largest ever collection of photographs of Scottish Winter Climbers in action This may be limited value for those climbing regularly at a higher grade but for this middle grade winter climber I'm hoping this book will be invaluable this coming winter This is a guidebook with a difference its main purpose is to help you make the choice where to go and what routes to climb during the varying conditions that we encounter during the Scottish winter climbing season There are 50 featured routes with information on approach descent conditions top tips and route descriptions complete with topos and alternative routes to consider in the same areacragThe routes covered are in the III VI range mostly with a couple at VII Venues range from the NW to Arrochar to the CairngormsThe book commences with 30 pages of winter climbing information tips and advice and the season is split into 5 categories of icesnow condition ranging from Early Bird through Cold Snap to Late Season Each category contains a couple of pages of introduction and the whole book is filled with photographs to make you want to get out there and in about it

Simon Richardson æ Chasing The Ephemeral 50 Routes For A Epub

Chasing The Ephemeral 50 Routes For ABeing in the right place at the right time is critical when Scottish Winter Climbing This guide will help you make the right choices do you go high or low head east west or north or attempt snowed up rock mixed or ice climbs? Withthan 600 new Scottish Winter Climbs to his credit Simon Richardson reveals his simple strategy for success and selects 50 climbs to put on your hit listThere is a detailed analysis of the strategy and tactics Scottish Winter Climbers need taking into account Scotland's sometimes fickle conditions and unpredictable weather There are sections on using weather forecasts using the internet avoiding avalanches clothing and euipment protection navigation timing partners and psychology Simon also presents 50 climbs mostly in the Grade III to VI range specifically selected to match a variety of Scottish conditions Each climb is supported by a map and topo with access and descent details route description optimum conditions and top tips Climbs include well known classics and lesser known gems There are suggestions forthan 200 alternative routes from Grade II to Grade VIIDetailed overviews are included of approaches and descents on Ben Nevis with North Face panorama and map and summit descent bearings There is also the largest ever collection of photographs of Scottish Winter Climbers in action To me this is the most inspiring and wonderful book for many years on the uniue world of Scottish winter climbing It is a journey into the varying conditions that you get in this wild environment For such a small country these climbs are so varied and interesting that climbers come from all over the world to savour the conditions This a great guide to getting things done and there are so many secrets of where and when to go I loved every page and route and despite my age and fitness it will get me out this winter I have been inspired again after 40 years of winter funThank you for sharing your adventures and sharing your uniue knowledge A must buy for all winter mountaineersWhat a joy to read thanks Simon