Adventure of Ascent

Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey

Author: Luci Shaw

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830843108

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Writer-poet Luci Shaw has given us a lifetime of exquisite reflections on the breadth and wonder of life. Now in her eighties, she turns her attention to the season of edging toward life's borders. Her spirit of adventure and transparency will fill you with hope and gratitude.
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Technical Skills for Adventure Programming

A Curriculum Guide

Author: Mark Wagstaff,Aram Attarian

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736066990

Category: Education

Page: 884

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"Technical Skills for Adventure Programming" will guide you in becoming an effective adventure educator teaching beginning-level outdoor adventure skills. This book allows you to tap into the knowledge and expertise of skilled instructors who present a lesson plan progression for mastering 12 popular outdoor adventure activities.
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Ascent

Author: Chris Bonington

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471157563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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'These well chronicled chapters of Chris’s life read like the pages of an epic saga with all the battle and victory, triumph and tragedy, love and loss one would expect of a mythical hero.' - Leo Houlding 'Bonington was a fabulous and very creative climber. He brought Britain back to being a leading nation of climbers.' - Reinhold Messner ARGUABLY ONE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST CLIMBERS. Sir Chris Bonington memoir Ascent will chart not only his many triumphs in the climbing world - such as the Eiger, and the Himalaya - but also the struggles he has faced in his life bringing up a family, and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of travelling the world to conquer mountains. He has undertaken nineteen Himalayan expeditions, including four to Mount Everest which he climbed in 1985 at the age of fifty, and has made many first ascents in the Alps and greater ranges of the world. Along the way we will be fascinated by his many daring climbs, near-death adventures, and the many luminaries of the mountain fraternity he has climbed with, and in some cases - witness their deaths on the rock. The mercurial Dougal Haston; the legendary-tough Don Whillans, the philosopher of the rock Stephen Venables, and the enigmatic Doug Scott, plus many more – this will be an expert’s opinion on the past sixty years of British/ world mountaineering. In Ascent Chris also discusses his first wife (Wendy) who tragically passed away after a long battle with motor neuron disease - his many years of caring for her, and then in his twilight years deciding to return to an iconic climb from his past - The Old Man of Hoy - to summit at the age of 80 years of age. He has now also found love again amidst the sadness and grief. It is a truly inspirational tale. Ascent will be a memoir like no other. Not only a cerebral narrative on what it takes to conquer fear, and learn/ develop the technical skills necessary to climb the world’s greatest peaks; what it is like to survive in places no human being can ultimately reside in for longer than a few months at very high altitude, but also how one overcomes emotional obstacles, too, and rediscover what drives us on to happiness.
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Adventure Sport Physiology

Author: Nick Draper,Christopher Hodgson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470319135

Category: Science

Page: 456

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“...the most comprehensive adventure sport physiology book I am aware of; therefore, I recommend it wholeheartedly.” The Sport and Exercise Scientist, March 2009 This book provides students and professionals with a well-written, accessible introduction to the science underlying a variety of adventure sports. Written specifically for this increasingly popular field of study, the text has been divided into two parts: the first provides the foundations for adventure physiology, the second the specific physiological and environmental demands of a range of adventure sports including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Written by two adventure sports performers with extensive teaching and coaching experience, this book will prove invaluable to students taking courses in adventure and outdoor education and professional instructors involved in such activities. In addition, students of sport and exercise science and physical education will find this an excellent introduction to the physiological response to exercise. Clearly explains the basic physiological principles and applies them to a variety of land and water-based sports. In full colour throughout, the book includes numerous illustrations, together with key points and chapter summaries to reinforce learning. Contains original pieces from elite and high-level athletes describing the physiological demands of their particular sport in a real-world context. These include London sports personality of the year Anna Hemmings, respected climbers Dave Macleod and Neil Gresham, and Olympic medallists Tim Brabants and Ben Ainslie. Dedicated web site contains an original sample training programme and a set of adventure sport specific exercises.
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Ascent

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328830268

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Peak Marcello goes to Mayanmar to climb one of the most isolated mountains in the world in this thrilling new novel from bestselling author Roland Smith. After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can’t pass up the opportunity. But getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek through tropical rainforests rife with hazards—from venomous reptiles and leeches to corrupt police and military. In the end, summiting Hkakabo Razi may be the easiest thing Peak does.
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Ascent of Everest

Author: John Hunt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444760904

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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This is the story of how, on 29 May, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill, reached the top of Everest and came back unscathed to rejoin their comrades. 'Yet this will not be the whole story, for the ascent of Everest was not the work of one day, nor even of those few anxious, unforgettable weeks in which we prepared and climbed this summer. It is, in fact, a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavour by many, over a long period of time... We of the 1953 Everest Expedition are proud to share the glory with our predecessors.' Sir John Hunt
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